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Sources close to the National Football Post have told us that Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, barring an injury in Thursday night’s BCS National Championship game against Florida, will declare for the NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound sophomore and Heisman Trophy winner threw for 4,464 yards and 48 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions in leading the Sooners to the Big 12 championship and a 12-1 record.
I find it very interesting that Bradford has made this decision at this time. I always assumed that he would wait until after Thursday's National Championship Game. If he won, we would be gone, but if he lost, he might elect to come back and try again next year.
If Oklahoma wins the National Championship, then he would have nothing more to prove at the collegiate level. I’m not saying that if Oklahoma lost in the championship that he would undoubtedly come back. I just think he would consider coming back for another year.
I know that this news surprised me, but at the same time it makes sense too. Bradford is listed by many to be the top QB in the draft, if not the top player in the draft. If you are going to go out, when would be a better time to go than right now?
Also, I think that he was trying to avoid making a tough emotional decision after the game. If the Sooners lost, I’m sure the decision would be in the back of his mind. My guess is that he sat down with his family and agent and decided that regardless of what happens in the Championship (barring injury or a historic meltdown), now is the best time for him to go. Can’t say that I blame him...
Now...If Sam Bradford somehow gets past the Lions, do the Chiefs take him?
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