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Oklahoma State’s NFL draft streak ends at 11 years

The Cowboys had 20 players selected from 2009 to 2019.

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The streak is over.

Oklahoma State did not have a player selected this year in the NFL draft for the first time since 2008, ending the Cowboys’ 11-year streak.

Cornerback A.J. Green, a 2019 Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist, was projected to be selected on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL draft during the fourth through seventh rounds, but was not one of the 26 cornerbacks selected.

Former OSU offensive tackle Arlington Hambright, who transferred to Colorado to play his senior season this past year, was selected in the seventh round (No. 226) by the Bears.

Four of OSU’s 20 picks during its 11-year streak were first rounders: offensive tackle Russell Okung (No. 6 by Seahawks) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (No. 24 by Cowboys) in 2010, wide receiver Justin Blackmon (No. 5 by Jaguars) in 2012 and cornerback Justin Gilbert (No. 8 by Browns) in 2014.

OSU’s longest streak is 15 years from 1974 to 1989 that included seven first-round picks.

OSU’s NFL draft streak: 2009-2019 RIP


Brandon Pettigrew, TE — No. 20 (Lions)


Russell Okung, T — 1st, No. 6 (Seahawks)

Dez Bryant, WR — 1st, No. 24 (Cowboys)

Perrish Cox, DB — 5th, No. 137 (Broncos)

Zac Robinson, QB — 7th, No. 250 (Patriots)


Kendall Hunter, RB — 4th, No. 115 (49ers)


Justin Blackmon, WR — 1st, No. 5 (Jaguars)

Markelle Martin, DB — 6th, No. 190 (Titans)


Joseph Randle, RB — 5th, No. 151 (Cowboys)


Justin Gilbert, DB — 1st, No. 8 (Browns)


Josh Furman, DB — 7th, No. 252 (Broncos)


Emmanuel Ogbah, DE — 2nd, No. 32 (Browns)


Vincent Taylor, DT — 6th, No. 194 (Dolphins)

Chris Carson, RB — 7th, No. 249 (Seahawks)


James Washington, WR — 2nd, No. 60 (Steelers)

Mason Rudolph, QB — 3rd, No. 76 (Steelers)

Tre Flowers, S — 5th, No. 146 (Seahawks)

Marcell Ateman, WR — 7th, No. 228 (Raiders)


Justice Hill, RB — 4th, No. 113 (Ravens)

Jordan Brailford, DE — 7th, No. 253 (Redskins)