Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' receiving corps and how Dorial Green-Beckham will affect it

If Dorial Green-Beckham is eligible this season, he would give a boost to a group that was hit hard by graduation last season.
by Ryan Aber Published: July 3, 2014
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Oklahoma will pursue a waiver for immediate eligibility for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who was added to the Sooners’ roster on Thursday. If Green-Beckham is eligible this season, he would give a boost to a group that was hit hard by graduation last season.

A look at the Sooners receiving corps:

Sterling Shepard, junior: Shepard is the clear leader of the group, though on paper he would seem to make an ideal tandem with Green-Beckham with the 5-foot-10 Shepard playing slot and the 6-foot-6 Beckham on the outside. Shepard is the only returning receiver who has produced consistently, with 96 catches for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns in two seasons.

Durron Neal, junior: Neal played in all 13 games last season, starting two. Another shorter receiver (5-11), Neal had 13 catches for 176 yards last year.

Derrick Woods, sophomore: Woods had just two catches for 29 yards last season, but the second was a highlight-reel 20-yarder against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Woods is expected to be a bigger factor this season.

Austin Bennett, sophomore: Saw time in seven games last season but didn’t have a catch after the Tulsa game in mid-September.

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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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