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NFL 2020 season: Get to know Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, CeeDee Lamb and all players with Oklahoma ties in the league

The 2020 NFL season will surely be one of the most bizarre ones in the history of the league. The coronavirus pandemic will affect attendance, depth charts and more.

But the state of Oklahoma still will have players scattered throughout the league, some guiding their teams in the spotlight and others waiting for a chance to hit the field. Here are players with Oklahoma ties that made NFL rosters:


Mark Andrews, Ravens: The John Mackey Award winner at OU, Andrews emerged as a weapon at tight end in the Ravens high-powered offense last year with 10 touchdowns, and will look to continue that in 2020.

Blake Bell, Cowboys: After helping the Chiefs win the Super Bowl last season, the former OU quarterback and tight end is now with the Cowboys. New Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said he could use Bell as an H-back this season.

Amani Bledsoe, Bengals: A defensive end for the Sooners from 2016-18, Bledsoe spent most of the 2019 season on the Titans’ practice squad but was picked up by the Bengals for 2020.

Curtis Bolton, Packers: The former OU inside linebacker was set to start for Green Bay last season but tore his ACL in camp. This season he’ll look to bounce back and re-earn the starting spot.

Marquise Brown, Ravens: Brown tallied 584 yards on 46 catches as a rookie last year. The blazing-fast WR who made his name known in Lincoln Riley’s offense will look to have a breakout season for an explosive Ravens’ offense in 2020.

Orlando Brown, Ravens: Brown was a part of OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh’s unit that won the Joe Moore award in 2018. He now protects the 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson for the Ravens.

Bobby Evans, Rams: A third-round pick in 2019, Evans started seven games on the offensive line for Los Angeles last season.

Jordan Evans, Bengals: Evans, who played four years with the Sooners, played in 16 games last season for the Bengals. A projected starter in 2020, he was injured in training camp and could miss a small part of the season.

Cody Ford, Bills: The No. 38 pick in the 2019 draft, Ford started 15 of 16 games at right tackle for the Bills. He’ll now try and help the Bills improve off a 10-6 season.

Neville Gallimore, Cowboys: Drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of this year’s NFL Draft, Gallimore will have a chance to play on Dallas’ defensive line with fellow Sooner Gerald McCoy out due to a season-ending injury.

Jalen Hurts, Eagles: A Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2019 for the Sooners, Hurts has impressed the Eagles in camp at but is still firmly behind Carson Wentz for the starting quarterback role.

Lane Johnson, Eagles: The fourth pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson has made the Pro Bowl in three of his seven seasons at right tackle with Philadelphia. He is under contract with the Eagles through 2028.

CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys: A Biletnikoff finalist with Oklahoma last season, Lamb now joins an already solid Dallas’ receiving core. He will look to add onto his electric highlight reel alongside Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.

Baker Mayfield, Browns: Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman and was drafted No. 1 overall by the Browns in 2018. After a solid first year, the sophomore slump hit Mayfield hard. He’ll now look to bounce back in his third year.

Joe Mixon, Bengals: Mixon has run for over 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons. The 24-year-old recently inked a brand new four-year deal worth $48 million with the Bengals.

Kenneth Murray, Chargers: The first defensive player drafted out of OU in the first round of the draft since 2010, Murray is set to be an immediate starter as a rookie for Los Angeles in 2020.

Kyler Murray, Cardinals: OU’s most recent Heisman winner and No. 1 pick, Murray won the 2019 Offensive Rookie of the Year award after throwing for 3,722 yards and 20 touchdowns. Arizona added star receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the offseason.

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Rams: A defensive star for the Sooners from 2014-17, Okoronkwo is a part of a very competitive Los Angeles linebacker corps. He should be set to see some valuable playing time this year.

Samaje Perine, Bengals: After bouncing around to several teams, Perine joined his former Sooner running mate Mixon in Cincinnati. He is currently listed at third on the RB depth chart.

Adrian Peterson, Lions: Peterson recently landed back in the NFC North with Detroit after being cut by Washington, a year after rushing for 898 yards on 211 attempts. He currently sits at fifth all-time in career yards with 14,216 yards.

Jordan Phillips, Cardinals: A veteran player in the NFL, Phillips played DT for the Sooners from 2012-14. He is now entering his seventh year in the league and first with Arizona.

Ben Powers, Ravens: Picked 123rd in the 2019 draft by the Ravens, Powers played in just one game for Baltimore in his rookie season on the offensive line. He recently made the Ravens’ 53-man roster.

Dru Samia, Vikings: Taken just a few picks before fellow OL Ben Powers, Samia was taken by the Vikings in 2019. He played in two games his rookie season, and could see a leap for the Vikings this year.

Austin Seibert, Browns: Third all-time in FBS career points, Seibert has taken over Cleveland’s field-goal and extra-point responsibilities. He made nine of his 12 attempted field goals last season, and went 25-for-29 on PATs.

Sterling Shepard, Giants: A star at both Heritage Hall and OU, Shepard will enter his fifth season with New York. His best season came in 2018 when he came down with 66 receptions for 872 yards and four touchdowns.

Tress Way, Washington: The Tulsa Union product has been leading the punting duties for Washington since 2014. He has played in 96 games throughout his career.

Dede Westbrook, Jaguars: A Biletnikoff Award winner and Heisman finalist at OU, Westbrook has played all three of his professional seasons with Jacksonville. His best season featured 717 yards and five touchdowns.

Damien Williams, Chiefs: After a multi-touchdown game in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win, Williams will be opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Williams’ mother is fighting stage-IV cancer.

Daryl Williams, Panthers: After a setback due to injury in 2018, Williams bounced back to start in 12 games for Carolina in 2019. He played the first five years of his career with the Panthers, but signed with Buffalo in free agency.

Trent Williams, 49ers: Drafted fourth overall in 2010, Williams is on a streak of seven consecutive Pro Bowls. After nine years with Washington, he now joins San Francisco in pursuit of a championship.

James Winchester, Chiefs: In his fifth year with Kansas City, Winchester helped the Chiefs to a Super Bowl win at long snapper. He fulfilled the same role at both Washington High School and OU.


Kevin Peterson, Cardinals: A Muskogee product, Peterson went undrafted in 2017, but he played in 14 games and started three for Arizona last season.

Justice Hill, Ravens: A star running back for OSU from 2016-18, Hill saw limited action as a rookie. The Ravens have plenty of firepower, but Hill could still get a shot in a strong RB corps.

Russell Okung, Panthers: Now a veteran in the NFL, Okung was drafted sixth overall out of OSU in the 2010 draft. He has made the Pro Bowl twice at left tackle, and now enters his 11th season in the league and first with the Panthers.

Vincent Taylor, Browns: A sixth round pick in 2017, Taylor got off to a hot start in his NFL career, but has since simmered down. The former OSU defensive tackle played in just three games last season for the Bills, and now seeks a resurgence with Cleveland.

Blake Jarwin, Cowboys: Jarwin has been working his way into a starting role for Dallas, and the former OSU tight end is finally ready to make the leap now that Jason Witten has left. After starting seven games last season, Jarwin is listed as the starter on the Cowboys Week 1 depth chart.

Lane Taylor, Packers: OSU’s only offensive lineman in the NFL, Taylor entered the league in 2013 and started for Green Bay from 2016-18. After a setback in 2019, he’s vying for the starting spot again in the Packers’ camp.

Derrick Moncrief, Rams: After transferring from Auburn to OSU for his final two seasons, Moncrief played in the Canadian Football League before landing in the NFL. Several teams were interested by his CFL performances, and the Rams picked him up for 2020.

Emmanuel Ogbah, Dolphins: A standout at defensive end, Ogbah played in 10 of the Chiefs games in their championship season. Now with the Dolphins, he should get his shot at a starting role for 2020.

Dan Bailey, Vikings: A Southwest Covenant and OSU product, Bailey has put together a nine-year career in the NFL. While most of it was with Dallas, last year Bailey went 9-for-9 on field goals for Minnesota.

Mason Rudolph, Steelers: One of the best QBs to play at OSU, Rudolph got his chance to play for Pittsburgh in 2019. He started in eight games in Ben Roethlisberger’s absence, finishing 5-3. He threw for 1,765 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

James Washington, Steelers: After a lackluster first season in Pittsburgh, Washington improved significantly in his sophomore season. He saw 28 more targets in 2019, and finished with 735 yards and three touchdowns.

Chris Carson, Seahawks: The first in a long line of star Oklahoma State running backs, Carson is looking to carry the load as Seattle’s No. 1 back. He’s gone over 1,000-yards in each of his last two seasons, and has scored 16 rushing touchdowns in those seasons.

Tre Flowers, Seahawks: Flowers was a fifth-round draft pick in 2018, and since has become a prominent starter on Seattle’s defense. The safety has started 30 games in his first two seasons, and chased down 120 solo tackles.


Charles Clay, Cardinals: Clay came to Tulsa from Little Rock, Arkansas, and has now emerged as a longtime weapon in the NFL. He will be entering his 10th season, just the second with Arizona, and has 3,836 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns.

Trevis Gipson, Bears: Drafted in the fifth-round of this year's draft, Gipson spent all five of his college seasons at Tulsa. The defensive end will now compete to see the field with Chicago.


Tyler Lockett, Seahawks: The top receiver on the Seattle roster, Lockett had his best season in 2019 with 1,057 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. The Booker T. Washington product, who played college ball at Kansas State, was a third-round pick in 2015.

George Kittle, 49ers: One of the top tight ends in the NFL, Kittle starred out at Norman High before playing college ball at Iowa. He’s amassed 2,945 yards in three professional seasons and scored 12 touchdowns.

Darwin Thompson, Chiefs: Thompson was a member of Kansas City's Super Bowl championship team, and made the team’s 53-man roster for the 2020 season. The running back went from Jenks to Utah State, and was a sixth-round selection in the 2019 draft.

Tyler Ott, Seahawks: After going from Jenks to Harvard, Ott has played five years in the league as a long snapper. He’s been with the Seahawks since 2017, playing in 16 games each year.

Jace Sternberger, Packers: A Kingfisher star, Sternberger made a name for himself as a tight end at Texas A&M, and was drafted in the third round by the Packers. He is currently listed a third on the Green Bay depth chart.

Chris Harris Jr., Chargers: From high school ball in Bixby to Kansas and then Denver, Harris Jr. put together a nine-year stint with the Broncos that included three Pro Bowl selections. The cornerback now joins the Chargers for his 10th NFL season.

Josh Jacobs, Raiders: Jacobs went from McLain high school in Tulsa straight to Alabama, and nearly brought home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 2019. The Raiders running back finished with 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns.

Kentrell Brothers, Vikings: A Guthrie product that found his way to Missouri and into the league, Brothers has played in 51 games in his four seasons with the Vikings. Brothers will miss the first nine games of the 2020 season due to suspension.

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<strong>Dec 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (left) exchanges jerseys with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray following the game at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports</strong>

Dec 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (left) exchanges jerseys with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray following the game at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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