Oklahoma’s premier running back in 2017 finally has an NFL home.
Former Sooner Rodney Anderson is headed to the Cincinnati Bengals, who took the 6-foot-tall tailback in the sixth round with the No. 211th overall pick on Saturday.
Anderson's college career was largely spoiled by injuries, but he shined as the Sooners' go-to running back in 2017. Anderson tallied 1,161 yards rushing and 281 yards receiving, as well as scored 18 total touchdowns.
Anderson endured a season-ending injury, however, during the Sooners' second game of the year vs. UCLA last season and announced his intentions to skip his senior season to pursue the NFL Draft on Nov. 1, 2018.
The Katy, Texas, native shined in the Sooners’ offense and proved to be a dynamic playmaker as both a runner and a receiver when healthy.
Season-ending injuries cut his time short in 2015 and 2016 on top of last season, but an NFL team is still willing to spend a pick on a player, who was expected to be one of the best running backs in the country last season.
Anderson joins former Sooner Joe Mixon in the Bengals' backfield.