Draft Day: Two Certainties

The time has finally arrived for the 2010 NFL Draft, a much anticipated one for Sooner Nation, and in light of that Sooners Illustrated provides a two-part series that includes the two things that are basically certain, followed by two things that are still unknown about today's festivities.

What's virtually certain about this draft?

1. Sam Bradford will be the first overall pick—He was spectacular during his pro day and throughout the rest of his time working towards this day. Bradford proved his shoulder has fully healed, and he looked much stronger than before in his pro day outing. St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo showed a lot of interest just weeks before Bradford's workout, and after Bradford impressed on that day, there's no doubt that it made the decision that much easier. Barring any trade up for the No. 1 pick (which won't happen but would still likely pit the Cleveland Browns with a chance to get Bradford), Bradford is certain to be the first choice.

2. OU will have three first round picks—If the first was basically a lock, this one is even more so. For the first time since 1976 when defensive end Lee Roy Selmon, running back Joe Washington and wide receiver Billy Brooks were all three selected in the first round, the Sooners will have three of their own going in the first round. Along with Bradford, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy will also go in the top five and almost certainly in the top three. Offensive lineman Trent Williams figures to be off the draft board in the top 10 as well. So not only is it likely that OU has three first round picks, but it is also a high probability that it will have three in the first 10.

For the two things that are still uncertain, check here.


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