Sooners lead all schools with 10 drafted players

Oklahoma wide receiver Mark Clayton answers questions during a news conference, Sunday in Owings Mills, Md. Clayton, who was selected by the Baltimore Ravens 22nd overall, is the highest Sooner receiver to be drafted since Billy Brooks was taken with the No. 11 pick in 1976. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Oklahoma ended the 2005 NFL Draft with 10 players picked, edging out Florida State (9) as the college with the most selections.

The Sooners' 10 picks is the most since the 1988 season when they had 13 players drafted. And with Jammal Brown and Mark Clayton going in the first round, Oklahoma set a school record for having a first-round pick in four consecutive drafts. The previous stretch was set in 1984-86.

Oklahoma also broke the school record for most players taken in the first three rounds with six (Brown, Clayton, Brodney Pool, Mark Bradley, Dan Cody and Brandon Jones).

The previous mark of five was set in the 1984 Draft with Rick Bryan, Jackie Shipp, Bob Slater, Scott Case and Thomas Benson.

Antonio Perkins was the first Sooner to go on Sunday when Cleveland took the cornerback/punt returner in the fourth round with the 103rd pick.

Safety Donte Nicholson then went to Tampa Bay with the 141st pick in the fifth, while middle linebacker Lance Mitchell went in the fifth round (168th pick) to Arizona.

Offensive lineman Wes Sims, who went in the sixth round (177th pick) to San Diego was the last Sooner picked.

In the overall school count, Wisconsin and Georgia were next behind Oklahoma and Florida State with seven players drafted.

In all, 316 players have been drafted all-time from Oklahoma, with 34 of those coming in the first round. Under head coach Bob Stoops, 23 players have now been drafted, including six first-round selections.

Brown, who went to the Saints with the 13th overall pick, is the highest offensive lineman taken from Oklahoma since Stan West was the No. 8 pick by Los Angeles in 1950.

And Clayton, who was taken with the 22nd pick by Baltimore, became the first OU receiver taken in the first round since Billy Brooks was drafted by Cincinnati with the No. 11 pick in 1976.

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