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Oklahoma football: Taking an early look at the offensive line depth chart

Oklahoma's offensive line lost just one starter from last year's team — tackle Lane Johnson, who went fourth overall to the Philadelphia Eagles in April's NFL Draft — but last season's injury problems continued to plague the unit through spring practices.
by Jason Kersey Published: June 16, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma Sooners offensive linesman Gabe Ikard (64) lines up as center in front of UTEP's Marcus Bagley (8) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas El Paso Miners (UTEP) at Sun Bowl Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in El Paso, Texas.  Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma Sooners offensive linesman Gabe Ikard (64) lines up as center in front of UTEP's Marcus Bagley (8) during the college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas El Paso Miners (UTEP) at Sun Bowl Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

— Oklahoma's offensive line lost just one starter from last year's team — tackle Lane Johnson, who went fourth overall to the Philadelphia Eagles in April's NFL Draft — but last season's injury problems continued to plague the unit through spring practices.

Senior guard Tyler Evans, who tore an ACL during fall practices last season, reinjured the knee early this spring, likely costing him his career.

The Sooners added four linemen in their 2013 signing class, though, and three of them are junior-college transfers who could contribute immediately.

Guard Andrew Feo, from Fullterton (Calif.) Community College, was a hidden gem until OU co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell discovered him in May. Feo became a late signee and is already on campus working out.

Here's an early, projected depth chart for Oklahoma's 2013 offensive line.

LEFT TACKLE

No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt.

79; Daryl Williams; So.; 6-6; 315

N/A; Josiah St. John; Jr.; 6-6; 305*

LEFT GUARD

No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt.

74; Adam Shead; Jr.; 6-4; 311

54; Nila Kasitati; So.; 6-4; 309

CENTER

No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt.

64; Gabe Ikard; Sr.; 6-3; 298

56; Ty Darlington; So.; 6-3; 282

RIGHT GUARD

No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt.

68; Bronson Irwin; Sr.; 6-5; 310

N/A; Dionte Savage; Jr.; 6-5; 345*

OR

N/A; Andrew Feo; Jr.; 6-4; 275*

RIGHT TACKLE

No.; Name; Cl.; Ht.; Wt.

71; Tyrus Thompson; Jr.; 6-5; 316

72; Derek Farniok; So.; 6-9; 324

* — 2013 signee

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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