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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.