The Oklahoma Sooners suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of the No. 1 LSU Tigers in the College Football Playoff and could be even worse off next year as they could lose a few underclassmen to the NFL Draft.
Losing plenty of seniors is one thing, but here are five Oklahoma Sooners who could be entering the NFL Draft a year or two early.
5. Kennedy Brooks - RB
Brooks has been solid for a great Sooners' offense this year, as the redshirt sophomore ran for 1,011 yards along with six touchdowns. If Brooks were to enter the draft, he would be a late Day 3 pick, but staying another year could have him skyrocket up draft boards.
4. Charleston Rambo - WR
Rambo had a great start to his redshirt sophomore season but really dropped off at the end of it. Over his first four games of the year he had 373 yards and four touchdowns. However, over the final 10 games he had only 370 yards receiving and only one touchdown. Rambo is not the kind of receiver that will constantly get catches and fits the mold of a DeSean Jackson type of player. Will he stay or will he go?
3. Creed Humphrey - OL
Humphrey has proven himself to be one of the best centers in the nation over the past two seasons and could see himself picked fairly high come April. A member of the second team All-Big 12 team as a redshirt freshman, a Joe Moore Award, and a Freshman All American add to a solid resume for the redshirt sophomore.
2. Kenneth Murray - LB
Murray has been an absolute stalwart in the Sooners' defense and nothing was clearer in the Big 12 Championship victory over Baylor. Murray is a projected top 20 pick in April's draft and is considered one of the three best linebackers in the class. His lateral quickness and speed make him the sort of player who would flourish in a 4-3 scheme as more of a cover backer.
1. CeeDee Lamb - WR
CeeDee Lamb is one of the two best receivers in this draft class and is considered the best by many. His smooth route running skills combined with very polished footwork make him practically unguardable. His 6-2 frame and elite vertical also make him a red zone nightmare for teams. Lamb should be an easy top 15 pick in the draft and every team should be trying to take a receiver of his quality in this pass heavy NFL environment.