The 2016 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in Chicago with the first round and continues with the second and third rounds Friday, then concludes with Saturday's fourth through seventh rounds.
Here's a look at Oklahoma players who have a shot to be drafted:
WR Sterling Shepard; 5-10; 194; Shepard's stock has been rising over the last few months. He's proven to be one of the best receivers in the class at gaining separation to go along with some of the best hands in the draft. Shepard's size likely limits him to the slot at the next level, at least on first look. Shepard was one of the most prolific wide receivers in Sooners history and figures to be the first OU player off the board in this year's draft; Late first
By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Oklahoma's weekend Big 12 Conference series at Iowa State has been altered slightly because of the weather forecast in Ames, Iowa.
Instead of playing one game a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as originally scheduled, the Sooners and Cyclones will play a doubleheader Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., then wrap up the series Saturday at noon.
OU and Iowa State haven't met this season, but the Sooners have won 24 straight in the series dating back to 2006. The Cyclones haven't scored more than two runs against OU in any of the last 18 meetings between the teams.
Many experts believe the former Oklahoma standout will be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday during the second or third round. But according to one of them, scouts didn’t only recently begin drooling over Shepard.