Broyles: 'I still feel like it's not real'

Former OU receiver writes about his experience being drafted by Lions

Updated: May 4, 2012, 12:42 AM ET
By Ryan Broyles | Special to SoonerNation
NORMAN, Okla. -- All of those hours in the weight room, on the practice field and in the classroom have paid off for former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles. The all-time FBS career receptions leader has overcome several obstacles, including a torn ACL in his left knee late in his senior season, to be selected in the second round (No. 54 overall) of the 2012 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.

Broyles agreed to write a dispatch for SoonerNation to give Sooner fans a first-person look at his draft experience: