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Oklahoma Football | Neville Gallimore Puts Sooners In Rare NFL Draft Position

M. Hofeld


Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb and linebacker Kenneth Murray are virtual locks to be first round draft picks. In fact, barring some unhealthy circumstance at the combine, they’re most likely destined to be Top 20 picks on April 23rd. But what about Neville Gallimore?

At 6-2/302 Gallimore has shown an explosive burst, quick feet, and power at this week’s senior bowl rankings. His performance has been impressive enough that some NFL Draft experts have put him as a late first round pick.

Should Gallimore’s draft stock continue to climb he’ll most likely put Oklahoma Football in a position it has only seen three other times. In 1970, 1976, and 2010 the Sooners had three, or more players, selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

In 1970 it was tight end Steve Zabel, linebacker Jim Files running back Steve Owens. The 1976 draft saw defensive tackle  Lee Roy Selmon, running back Joe Washington and receiver Billy Brooks all go in the first eleven picks.

2010 was special as quarterback Sam Bradford, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and offensive tackle Trent Williams all went in the first four picks. Tight end Germaine Gresham was also selected #21 overall to give the Sooners four first-rounders that year.

Now, ten years later, Oklahoma is set to possibly have another special opening draft night.

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