Both the Sooners and Aggies competed in the Big 12 before Texas A&M left for the Southeastern Conference this season. The former conference foes meet Friday night in the 77th annual Cotton Bowl outside Dallas.
All the hullabaloo surrounding the NFL draft can be a bit baffling to the uninitiated. Commissioner Roger Goodell just walks onstage, calls a name, and then shakes a hand. Hardly gripping stuff. But here are five reasons it is such a big draw: