Top Oklahoma Sooners Now Playing in the NFL - Predictions & Odds

Top Oklohoma Sooners Now in NFL

  • According to ESPN, there are 35 former Oklahoma Sooners now playing in the NFL.
  • Since the NFL began holding drafts in 1936, Oklahoma has had 377 total players selected.
  • 44 of those Oklahoma players have been taken in the first round, and there have been five Sooners picked overall number one.
  • During the 2020 NFL Draft, a total of 4 Sooners were chosen, 2 of those in the first round.

Since 1895, the Oklahoma Sooners have had an impressive football program, the proof being that in that time they have accumulated 7 national championships, 49 conference championships, 162 First Team All-Americans, and seven Heisman Trophy winners.

Current Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley had four of his players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, two in the first round, making the total number of Sooners currently in the NFL 35, though there have been close to 400 of them taken since the NFL draft began.

Here we take a look at some of the top former Oklahoma players now playing in the NFL, along with the predictions and odds of how they will do during the 2020 season.

Good luck.

Ten of the top Oklahoma Sooners Now Playing in the NFL

  1.  Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Cleveland Browns
  2.  Joe Mixon, Running Back, Cincinnati Bengals
  3. Sterling Shepard, Wide Receiver, New York Giants
  4.  Adrian Peterson, Running Back, Washington Football Team
  5.  Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals
  6.  Trent Williams, Offensive Tackle, San Francisco 49ers
  7.  CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys
  8.  Marquise Brown, Wide Receiver, Baltimore Ravens
  9.  Gerald McCoy, Defensive Tackle, Dallas Cowboys
  10.  Curtis Bolton, Linebacker, Green Bay Packers

Predictions and Odds of Top Sooners Turned NFL Playmakers

With 35 former Oklahoma players now playing in the league, there are plenty of juicy Sooner-based bets available to football gamblers for this upcoming 2020 season, and here we take a look at the predictions and odds of some of the top ones.

Keep in mind the odds in these wagers will shift plenty of times before the actual games are played, so be sure to check back here often to get all the latest numbers.

Baker Mayfield, Quarterback, Cleveland Browns

After a record-setting rookie year, Mayfield had a tough 2019 season due to a poor offensive line and some questionable play-calling and leadership from his rookie head coach, but those troubles have presumably been settled this offseason so Baker should be able to take advantage of the many offensive playmakers (Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry) at his disposal.

Baker Mayfield 2020 Odds

Odds taken 18 August 2020 from DraftKings

Baker Mayfield Odds
NFL Comeback Player of the Year+2500
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NFL MVP+4000
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Offensive Player of the Year+5000
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Joe Mixon, Running Back, Cincinnati Bengals

Mixon will play a critical role (again) for the Bengals as they get their rookie star quarterback Joe Burrow ready for the NFL, with a stellar 1,100+ yard run the game from Mixon essential (he’s done it the last two seasons) to keeping defenses from bum-rushing the new guy and keeping him from properly developing.

Joe Mixon 2020 Odds

Odds taken 18 August 2020 from DraftKings

2020 Total Rushing YardsOdds
Over 1150.5-110
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Under 1150.5-110
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Sterling Shepard, Wide Receiver, New York Giants

New York has given their young quarterback Daniel Jones a new head coach (Joe Judge) and a new OC (Jason Garrett) plus two impressive targets to throw footballs at in 2020 – Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate – though both will have to fight for the attention given that the Giants’ offense is rightly centered around star running back Saquon Barkley.

Sterling Shephard 2020 Odds

Odds taken 18 August 2020 from DraftKings

Total 2020 Receiving YardsOdds
Over 775.5-110
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Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

Things couldn’t be sweeter for Murray in Arizona now that he has both Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins to target as receivers, that is if rookie right tackle Josh Jones is up to the task of protecting the talented “height challenged” QB who looks ready for a breakout season.

Kyler Murray 2020 Odds

Odds taken 18 August 2020 from DraftKings

Total 2020 Passing YardsOdds
Over 3850.5-110
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Under 3850.5-110
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Total 2020 Passing TouchdownsOdds
Over 25.5-110
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Under 25.5-110
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2020 NFL MVPOdds
Kyler Murray+2000
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CeeDee Lamb, Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys

Talk about a lucky pick – the Cowboys somehow got receiver Lamb in the first round with the 17th pick, and now he gets to be on a team with arguably one of the best QB’s in the league, Dak Prescott, who will be looking to impress this season on his way to shedding his franchise tag for a long term, high paying deal from owner Jerry Jones.

CeeDee Lamb 2020 Odds

Odds taken 18 August 2020 from DraftKings

Total 2020 Receiving YardsOdds
Over 700.5-110
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2020 Offensive Rookie of the YearOdds
CeeDee Lamb+2000
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