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NFL Draft: OU, OSU and local products likely to be drafted

The NFL Draft opens Thursday with the first round, continues with the second and third rounds Friday and concludes with the fourth through seventh rounds Saturday. Here's a look at OU, OSU and other locals who are likely to be picked:

OKLAHOMA

Kyler Murray, QB: Murray is likely to be not only the first quarterback off the board but is the most likely choice as the No. 1 overall pick.

Cody Ford, OL: The versatile offensive lineman, who played both inside and outside for the Sooners, figures to be the second Sooners player off the board.

Marquise Brown, WR: Brown’s Big 12 Championship Game foot injury makes him a bit of a wild card. He could be a mid-to-late first-round pick or might remain on the board until early in the second round.

Bobby Evans, OT: Evans was solid at left tackle for the Sooners last season and figures to be the second of four OU offensive linemen off the board, going in the third to fourth round.

Rodney Anderson, RB: Anderson’s OU career was marred by injury outside of the stellar 2017 season. Like Brown, Anderson’s injury situation makes him a bit unpredictable but he’s a likely fourth-round pick.

Dru Samia, OG: Samia’s aggressiveness, coupled with his athleticism at guard, makes him a solid bet to be a fourth-round pick.

Ben Powers, OG: Powers was a longtime starter for the Sooners and figures to be an attractive mid-round option for a team. The fifth round is most likely.

Amani Bledsoe, DT: Bledsoe seems to be the best bet to keep alive Oklahoma’s stretch of defensive players picked — every year since 1995 — but if he goes it figures to be in the seventh and final round.

OKLAHOMA STATE

Justice Hill, RB: On the strength of his impressive Combine performance, Hill could go as early as the second round.

Jordan Brailford, DE/LB: Brailford’s versatility makes him stand out as a valuable pick in rounds four to seven.

Tyron Johnson, WR: Showed off his hands and sub-4.4 speed in the 40 at pro day, which could make him attractive in the last couple of rounds.

Taylor Cornelius, QB: His arm strength and agility in a 6-foot-6, 230-pound frame could help Cornelius sneak into the final rounds.

LOCAL PLAYERS

Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama: The Tulsa McLain product could go as high as mid-first round but figures to be gone by the end of the second round,

Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M: The tight end from Kingfisher, who started at Kansas before transferring to NEO and finally to College Station, is a likely second- or third-round pick.

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<strong>Oklahoma State's Jordan Brailford is a likely fourth-to-seventh round pick in this weekend's NFL Draft. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]</strong>

Oklahoma State's Jordan Brailford is a likely fourth-to-seventh round pick in this weekend's NFL Draft. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

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