Oklahoma football: Ryan Aber ranks Sooners' offensive line as team's best unit

by Ryan Aber Published: August 19, 2013


photo - The OU team gathers before the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Oklahoma lost 30-13. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The OU team gathers before the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Oklahoma lost 30-13. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

5. Defensive backs

It's hard to argue there isn't talent there, with newcomers Hatari Byrd, Ahmad Thomas and others looking like they'll be significant contributors in the future, but that talent is largely unproven outside of cornerback Aaron Colvin.

6. Defensive line

The only returning starter — Chuka Ndulue — moves from defensive end inside to tackle. The unit did get a boost with the addition this week of junior college signee Quincy Russell, but there is still plenty of question marks for the group that struggled to get pressure last season.


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
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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