Does Bradford's return to OU mean Sanchez will leave 'SC?

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

With the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft looming Thursday, USC quarterback Mark Sanchez might have received a push out the door from an unlikely place.

With reports now emerging that Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner, will return for his junior season, it appears that Sanchez would be well-positioned for a first-round selection.

In fact, it likely would come down to Sanchez vs. Georgia's Matthew Stafford to be the first quarterback selected.

The LA Daily News reported Wednesday morning before Bradford's announcement that Sanchez was leaning toward entering the draft.