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Facts, figures on Sam Bradford pick

4/22/2010
The Rams make Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall pick. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

A few Sam Bradford-related notes from ESPN Stats & Information:

  • Bradford is the first Oklahoma player selected first overall since running back Billy Sims in 1980 (Lions).

  • Bradford is the third Oklahoma player drafted No. 1 overall (defensive end Lee Roy Selmon by Buccaneers in 1976, Sims by Lions in 1980) in the common draft (since 1967).

  • Bradford is the first Oklahoma player selected in the first round since running back Adrian Peterson (seventh overall by Vikings) in 2007.

  • A quarterback has now been chosen with the first selection in the draft 14 times in the last 24 years dating to 1987; in the previous 20 years in the history of the common draft (1967-86), quarterbacks were taken with the first pick just four times.

  • Bradford is the Rams' first quarterback drafted in the first round since 1964 (Bill Munson, Utah State).

  • In the history of the common draft (since 1967), there have been now been 18 quarterbacks drafted No. 1 overall, including 10 of the last 13 drafts dating back to 1998.