Catching onJuaquin Iglesias and Manny Johnson give the Sooners two experienced and productive wide receivers. But one major preseason competition involves receivers battling for opportunities in a Sam Bradford-led attack that should feature many weapons.
ReadyJuaquin Iglesias, 6-0, Sr. Enjoyed a breakout year in 2007, leading the team in catches (68) and receiving yards (907) and posting a career high for touchdowns (5). Manny Johnson, 6-0, Sr. Posted career bests in yards (448) and touchdowns (4), operating mostly from the slot. He's looking to split wide some this season.
RisingRyan Broyles, 5-11, Fr. Size probably limits him to the slot, but his speed and make-you-miss moves have the Sooner camp excited. Adron Tennell, 6-4, Jr. Injuries have hampered his development, although he says he's healthy from a late-season knee injury from a year ago. Coaches like his blocking skills. Quentin Chaney, 6-5, Sr. The past two Fiesta Bowls would indicate he's ready to shine. But that's just two games, and coaches are looking for consistency. Brandon Caleb, 6-2, So. Athletic wideout who had his 2007 season ended early by injury. A medical redshirt was granted, making this his sophomore season.
ReachingTyler Stradford, 6-2, Fr. Redshirted a year ago after arriving as a touted prospect, offers speed to stretch a defense. Corey Wilson, 6-1, Fr. Another redshirt, Wilson is the younger brother of former Sooner Travis Wilson. Dejuan Miller, 6-5, Fr. One of the nation's top receiving prospects, Miller has grabbed the attention of teammates and coaches. Jameel Owens, 6-3, Fr. The No. 1 recruit in Oklahoma a year ago, his reputation arrived in Norman long before he did. By John Helsley