Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule received a text message from his wife Saturday, asking him to take former Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard with the 126th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL draft.
Ten minutes later, Rhule was on the phone informing Hubbard that he was being drafted. Hubbard was taken six picks behind Oklahoma running back Rhamondre Stevenson, who was chosen with the 120th pick by the New England Patriots.
Three of the four OSU players taken in this year’s draft were selected on Saturday. Three of the five OU players drafted were also picked Saturday. The highest-drafted area athlete taken this year was Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins at No. 16 overall to the Arizona Cardinals in the first round on Thursday.