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Published: April 26, 2008
This weekend, Oklahoma could have three players selected in the first round, and as many as 10 players taken overall.

Here's a breakdown of the former Sooners who have a shot of being drafted:

Malcolm Kelly
Position: Wide receiver

Stats: 49 catches, 821 yards, nine TDs

Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 225

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.68 in 40; 32-inch vertical

Projection: First round

Upside: Kelly arguably has the best hands of any receiver in the draft. He's also a big, physical presence who should complement teams stocked with smaller, shiftier receivers.

Curtis Lofton
Position: Inside linebacker

Stats: 157 tackles, three INTs

Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 238

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.67 in 40; 32-inch vertical

Projection: Second round

Upside: Lofton has a knack for creating big turnovers and made a bunch of tackles in college. He runs well sideline-to-sideline, and when he gets there, he knows how to deliver the big hit.

Reggie Smith
Position: Safety/cornerback

Stats: 78 tackles, 3 INTs

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 199

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.61 in 40; 39.5-inch vertical

Projection: Second round

Upside: Smith has probably not yet tapped into his full potential, despite a good and productive college career that earned him first-team All-Big 12 honors last season. Smith also has the versatility to play either safety at corner, and he has game experience at both.

Allen Patrick
Position: Running back

Stats: 1,039 yards, eight TDs

Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 198

Combine/pro day snapshot: 4.55 in 40; 36-inch vertical

Projection: Fifth round

Upside: At one point last offseason, Patrick was considered one of the top running backs available in the draft.

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