OU depth chart
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On OU’s website defensive tackle Frank Alexander and other players entering the NFL Draft are still listed.
The following two-deep is based on interviews with players and coaches this spring. This two-deep includes injured players regaining their starting roles.
Here’s an educated guess as to how the two-deep will look when the Sooners open two-a-days this fall.
69 Lane Johnson;6-6;296;Sr.
71 Tyrus Thompson;6-5;297;So.
64 Gabe Ikard;6-4;295;Jr.
74 Adam Shead;6-4;314;So.
61 Ben Habern;6-4;292;Sr.
64 Gabe Ikard;6-4;295;Jr.
75 Tyler Evans; 6-5;304;Sr.
68 Bronson Irwin;6-5;305;Jr.
79 Daryl Williams;6-6;313;So.
72 Derek Farniok;6-9;325;RFr.
O-line analysis: A veteran O-line returns four starters. Lane Johnson moves from right to left tackle. Adam Shead is starting this spring while Habern is out with a neck injury. Williams is exclusively a right tackle. The other three tackles can play both sides.
2 Trey Franks;5-10;184;Jr.
na Courtney Gardner;5-3;215;Jr.
4 Kenny Stills;6-1;189;Jr.
18 Kameel Jackson;6-0;195.So.
16 Jaz Reynolds;6-2;198;Jr.
17 Trey Metoyer;6-2;198;Jr.
82 Brannon Green;6-4;260;Jr.
88 Taylor McNamara;6-5;235;Fr.
Receivers analysis: Stills and Reynolds are returning starters. Franks has had a really solid spring. Metoyer has created the biggest buzz all spring and could push his way into the starting lineup. The young tight ends are making steady progress.
8 Dominique Whaley;5-10;197;Sr.
24 Brennan Clay;5-11;194;J.r
22 Roy Finch;5-7;166;Jr.
33 Trey Millard;6-2;249;Jr.
48 Aaron Ripkowski;6-2;255;So.
Running backs analysis: Clay reportedly has played very well this spring. Finch can break off some nifty runs but might be most valuable as a receiver out of the backfield. Bob Stoops raves about the versatile Millard. A couple of standout backs report this summer.
12 Landry Jones;6-4;229;Sr.
15 Drew Allen;6-5;239;Jr.
10 Blake Bell;6-6;245;So.
Quarterback analysis: Jones already owns most OU passing records and has thrown for 12,379 yards and 93 touchdowns. Allen and Bell continue their battle for the backup job, Allen still holding a slight edge but Bell is gaining more experience.
90 David King;6-5;273;Sr.
37 Chaz Nelson;6-3;240;Jr.
53 Casey Walker;6-2;308;Sr.
80 Jordon Phillips;6-6;329;RFr.
94 Torrea Peterson;6-3;292;So.
97 Jamarkus McFarland;6-2;296;Sr.
92 Stacy McGee;6-4;299;Sr.
91 R.J. Washington;6-3;248;Sr.
98 Chuka Ndulue;6-3;251;So.
D-line analysis: Three starters were banged up this spring. When healthy coaches are optimistic this unit is solid with some depth. But there is some pressure on King, Walker, McFarland and Washington to step up as seniors, stopping the run and generating a pass rush.
21 Tom Wort;6-;229;Jr.
55 Jaydan Bird;6-2;236;Sr.
7 Corey Nelson;6-1;219;Jr.
31 Daniel Franklin;6-2;233;Sr.
5 Joseph Ibiloye;6-3;219;Sr.
20 Frank Shannon;6-1;61-216;RFr.
Linebacker analysis: A solid starting group and some quality talent in backup roles. Wort has vowed to step up and be a leader. Nelson is a good fit inside. Ibiloye also will play in some nickel packages. Teammates and coaches have raved about Franklin and Shannon.
30 Javon Harris;5-11;207;Sr.
29 Quentin Hayes;6-0;181;So.
6 Demontre Hurst;5-10;181;Sr.
19 Joe Powell;6-0;171;Jr.
14 Aaron Colvin;6-0;176;Jr.
15 Lamar Harris;6-1;187;Sr.
1 Tony Jefferson;5-10;199;Jr.
9 Gabe Lynn;6-0;195;Jr.
Secondary analysis: This is the unit that has much to prove after being victimized in three losses. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops has simplified the defense. He’s pleased with the progress. The big test arrives this fall. Colvin, sitting out this spring, is the wild card where he’ll end up.
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