Six Sooners taken in first three rounds of Draft

Jammal Brown (pictured above) was taken as the 13th pick in the first round by New Orleans (AP Photo). Overall, Oklahoma's six picks in the first three rounds was the most of any school on the first day. Georgia was second with five picks, followed by Auburn, Miami, Nebraska and USC with three.

Oklahoma tackle Jammal Brown became the first offensive lineman taken in the NFL draft, as the New Orleans Saints traded up three spots to select him with the 13th pick of the opening round. With the 22nd pick, the Baltimore Ravens selected Sooner wide receiver Mark Clayton.

The Saints were worried that Carolina would take Brown with the 14th pick or that St. Louis might trade up to get him, so New Orleans switched spots with Houston to snatch the 6-6, 320 pound Lawton native. Coach Jim Haslett expects Brown to step right into the starting right tackle spot, replacing Victor Riley, who was cut after the season.

It was no secret that Baltimore coveted Clayton for his ability to make yards after the catch. He is expected to team with free agent signee Derrick Mason to give the Ravens their first bonafide receiving threats.

Going early in the second round were safety Brodney Pool, to Cleveland, and receiver Mark Bradley to the Chicago Bears. Pool was the second player selected in the second round, 34th overall. Bradley was the 39th selection.

Dan Cody, thought to have first-round potential, slipped all the way to the 53rd pick, but will join Clayton in Baltimore. Rated as one of the top 20 prospects by ESPN's Mel Kiper, Cody's stock apparently dropped because of doubts about his strength and ability to maintain weight.

Wide receiver Brandon Jones was selected by Tennessee with the 96th pick at the end of the third round.

The final four rounds of the NFL draft will take place on Sunday.

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