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Class of 2017 has been the best of the Mark Stoops era

Recruiting classes can be so fickle. What is celebrated in December and February can be quickly forgotten about. However, when looking at program health, how a class performs in its third or fourth year in the program typically tells you how it graded out. The class of 2017 is heading into year five, and this haul has been the most talented of the Stoops era.

From top blue-chippers turning into high-level players, junior college transfers getting drafted and multiple low three-stars becoming quality starters, this class has delivered. The NFL Draft is about to pluck a couple more guys from this roster, while 11 individuals still remain on campus heading to their all-important redshirt senior season.