BY JAKE TROTTER Modified: April 21, 2010 at 9:57 am •  Published: April 21, 2010

For the second time, Sam Bradford will be Sports Illustrated’s cover boy.

Bradford is the focus of the magazine’s preview of the NFL Draft, which will begin with the first round Thursday night.

The headline is "Call To Arms: Franchise QBs are there for the taking — and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford tops the list.”

SI senior writer Damon Hack talked with the former Sooners star about surgery on his highly scrutinized throwing shoulder, the ensuing three-month layoff and his drive to prove that he has what it takes to carry an NFL franchise.

Bradford also appeared on the cover of SI in 2008, after OU hammered Texas Tech in Norman, which propelled the Sooners to the BCS National Championship game.