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NFL Draft: Players with Oklahoma ties who could be drafted this weekend

Published: April 26, 2008
Chris Chamberlain
Okie connection: From Bethany, played at Tulsa

College: Tulsa

Position: Defensive back (played linebacker at TU)

Stats: Set school record with 165 tackles in 2007. 352 tackles (209 solo) and 12.5 sacks for minus-96 yards over his career.

Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 226

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.67 in the 40, 34.5-inch vertical

Projection: Free agent

Upside: Chamberlain, who played QB and defensive back at Bethany, played linebacker at Tulsa. Scouts like his size as a DB. He has great footworkand uncanny ability to make plays in space.

Tashard Choice
Okie connection: Former OU player

College: Georgia Tech

Position: Running back

Stats: 1,379 yards, 10 TDs.

Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 215

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.48 in the 40; 34-inch vertical

Projection: Third or fourth round.

Upside: Choice is the tops of a second tier of RBs (after Darren McFadden and the first-round talent). He's a good inside runner and showed that he can catch the ball during the combine. Had 341 straight carries in college without a fumble.

Derek Fine
Okie connection: From Sallisaw

College: Kansas

Position: Tight end

Stats: 46 catches for 394 yards and four touchdowns in 2007

Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 245

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.88 in the 40, 33-inch vertical

Projection: 7th round or free agent

Upside: Scouts say he showed excellent effort and upper body flexibility to block DEs or LBs on the run.

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