Kyler Murray of Oklahoma is the No. 1 pick, which means the Sooners have had consecutive No. 1 picks (Baker Mayfield last year).
Before today, USC was the only school in NFL history to have back-to-back No. 1 picks with Ron Yary (1968) and O.J. Simpson (1969).
You won’t find any pictures of Yary on a stage with a Minnesota Vikings jersey in 1968. The NFL draft was held at the Belmont Plaza Hotel in New York. Commissioner Pete Rozelle and 26 team reps were there but no players, fans or TV broadcast.
Yary said the Vikings called him around 6 a.m. with their draft plans and he then went to class.
“It was just like any other day,” Yary said.
Below, Yary shows off his Vikings contract before he mailed it to Minnesota on June 18, 1968. His deal was about $100,000 spread over 2-3 years.