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Oklahoma State football: A look at potential defensive replacements

OSU’s defense must replace seven senior starters and more, with several other key backups also missing from a year ago. Here’s a look at the credentials of the candidates.
by John Helsley Published: March 29, 2014
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OSU’s defense must replace seven senior starters and more, with several other key backups also missing from a year ago.

Sounds daunting.

So, who’s next?

A look at the credentials of the candidates:

Likely starters

DE Sam Wren, 6-2, 255, Sr.: A four-star junior college defensive end by ESPN.com a year ago, Wren played in all 13 games and totaled 22 tackles, including 12 solo stops. The hope, as always, is that Wren thrives in Year 2 at this level.

DT Ofa Hautau, 6-0, 290 Sr.: Another juco addition last year, Hautau served as Calvin Barnett’s backup and now steps into the starting spot.

LB Kris Catlin, 6-1, 255, Jr.: A Texas Top 100 recruit out of San Antonio in 2011, he’s been blocked in previous seasons, but finally gets his shot as a junior.

LB Seth Jacobs, 6-2, 220, So.: A former California All-State pick who posted 151 tackles his senior season, Jacobs is in line to fill a feature role as a sophomore.

CB Ashton Lampkin, 5-11, 180, Jr.: A Texas Top 100 recruit from Arlington, Lampkin has played in every game in two seasons as a Cowboy. He steps into Justin Gilbert’s significant void.

S Deric Robertson, 6-2, 195, So.: Another Texas Top 100 out of Killeen, earned increasing playing time as a true freshman a year ago.

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