Neither Shepard nor Neal played in the spring game while recovering from minor injuries.
Other receivers expected to make a run at playing time are redshirt freshmen K.J. Young and Dannon Cavil.
The Sooners also added lots of receiver talent in their 2014 signing class, so expect Dallis Todd, Mark Andrews, Michiah Quick and Jeffery Mead to have their opportunities as well.
“It’s real intense,” Bennett said of the spring competition among wide receivers. “All the guys are out there working hard. When you have somebody behind you that’s just as good as you are, it just makes you practice even harder.
“With all the competition that we have, it’s gonna make us even better for the fall.”