Sizing Up The Cowboy Defense

In the Spring issue of Go Pokes Magazine due out just before the April 12 Orange-White Spring Game we will list every current player on the Oklahoma State squad with an evaluation of where they stand heading into the summer and the start of fall camp. This will allow you to check out the players in the spring game and see if you agree with our assessment.

Below you will find a list of every defensive player getting ready for the start of spring practice next Monday, March 3. Under each player's information is a pre spring assessment or status on their situation prior to the 15 days of practice the NCAA allows head coach Mike Gundy and his staff.

Defensive Tackles (9)
96 Jeray Chatham , 6-3, 280, Sr., Houston (Westfield High School), Texas
The most solid of the incumbent defensive tackles, he is a shoe-in for the rotation.

95 Chris Donaldson, 6-1, 285, So., Anderson, S.C./Coffeyville C.C., Kan.
Came from junior college but has three years to play… May need some time to adjust.

68 Ian Drake, 6-3, 280, So-Tr, Perkins, Okla./Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Walk-on transfer added this spring but ineligible for the fall.

46 Shane Jarka, 6-4, 275, So., Fort Bend (Austin High School), Texas
Should show improvement after spending the entire fall at defensive tackle.

79 Ahmad Jones, 6-3, 310, RFr., Silsbee, Texas
Progressed throughout redshirt season as he got into better condition.

93 Jonathan Lewis, 6-2, 280, Jr., Carrollton (Newman Smith High School), Texas
Finally past knee injury and seems to be ready to make a push for playing time.

90 Swanson Miller, 6-4, 300, Jr., St. Alachua (Santa Fe High School), Fla. /Butler County C.C., Kan.
The hope at this position… Miller has the size and the foot quickness you are looking for and showed it at Butler .

94 Quencey Patrick, 6-3, 275, So., Columbus (Pacelli Catholic), Ga.
Had flashes of success but needs to become more consistent… Still looked at as a combo player that can play end or tackle.

92 Tonga Tea, Jr., 6-0, 310, Sr., Anchorage (East High School), Alaska/Snow C.C., Utah
Dropped weight since the end of the season… Hopefully did not lose any strength and increased speed… More of a run stopper.

Defensive Ends (5)
50 Jamie Blatnick, 6-3, 255, RFr., Celina, Texas
Really looks the part and was impressive as a redshirt… Knows how to work hard.

98 Derek Burton , 6-5, 265, Jr., Muskogee, Okla.
Has a chance to be a really dominating player on the defense… Just needs experience to reach potential.

91 Ugo Chinasa, 6-6 260, So., Richardson (Berkner High School), Texas
With his size he could become a superstar in the Big 12… Made real improvement last season.

99 Richetti Jones, 6-4, 240, RFr., Dallas (Lincoln High School), Texas
Really forced into redshirt because of the hip injury in high school… At the end of the season was giving starting offensive linemen problems.

97 Jeremiah Price, 6-2, 250, Jr., Collins, Miss./Jones County C.C., Miss.
He has very quick feet, but needs to add in the strength department.

Linebackers (11)
49 Kenny Alexander, 6-1, 215, RFr., McKinney (McKinney North High School), Texas
Played scout team last season and will get a chance this spring.

53 Seb Clements, 6-1, 225, Sr., Sanger, Texas
Walk-on that has been a contributor on defense and special teams… Not out of the question he presses for starting job.

5 Johnny Cockrell, 6-0, 202, Jr.-Tr , Oklahoma City (Casady School), Okla. /Trinity University, Texas
Coming back to Oklahoma after playing at the Division III level… Undersized, but has some speed.

40 Nathan Edwards, 6-1, 220, RFr, Okmulgee, Okla.
New walk-on will show what he has.

42 Justin Gent, 6-2, 235, So., Irving (MacArthur High School), Texas
Critical spring for Gent … Has a lot of ability and could be a big hitter and needs to be a mental master of the defense.

51 Jared Glover, 6-4, 225, RFr., Bixby, Okla.
Gundy nicknamed him the "Stork"… Big hitter, moves well, smart which makes for a good combination.

4 Patrick Lavine, 6-3, 225, Jr., Houston (Jersey Village High School), Texas
The one lock at a linebacker position as he is coming off a second solid season… Could use two more like him.

41 Orie Lemon, 6-1, 240, Jr., Houston (Yates High School), Texas
Like Gent , this is a critical spring… Has loads of physical ability but needs to master the defense.

58 Marcus Richardson, 6-0, 220, RFr., Seguin, Texas
As a redshirt became a thorn for offensive starters on the scout team… We believe he will earn a starting job before conference games next season.

20 Andre Sexton, 6-1, 220, Jr., Houston (Cypress Falls High School), Texas
He has beefed up and is ready to get comfortable at linebacker… Hard hitter played closer to scrimmage in bowl game.

59 Doug Woodford, 6-0, 220, So., Enid (Covington-Douglas High School), Okla.
Out of the mold of Seb Clements, he has impressed some at practice and could earn playing time.

Safeties (10)
27 Lucien Antoine, 6-1, 205, Jr., Coral Springs, Fla./Fort Scott C.C., Kan.
Looked good in off-season workouts… Coaches anxious to see big safety at work.

18 Zach Crissup, 5-11, 200, Sr., Helena, Okla./ Timberlake/Bacone JC, Okla.
Walk-on that has given good effort.

24 Deron Fontenot, 5-10, 200, RFr., Grand Prairie (South Grand Prairie High School), Texas
Will need to improve in order to press for playing time.

35 Mathies Long, 6-0, 195, RFr., Dallas (Bishop Dunne), Texas
New walk-on that has some physical ability.

5 Markelle Martin, 6-1, 180, Fr., Wichita Falls (Rider High School), Texas
Coaches, teammates, and observers are anxious to see him in pads… He loves to hit.

1 Adrian Moore, 6-0, 200, RFr., Pine Bluff (White Hall High School), Ark.
Made much improvement during redshirt season and could challenge for playing time this spring.

26 Quinton Moore , 5-11, 185, Sr., Pearland, Texas
Excellent quickness and he will hit you… A lock for playing time either as starter or backup.

6 Ricky Price, 6-1, 195, Sr., Houston (Cypress Falls High School), Texas
Returning starter that should improve with competition from all sides… Experience in the defense helps.

13 Sam Sebo, 6-1, 190, Jr., Jenks , Okla./Missouri Southern University
New walk-on that was a starter and solid player at Jenks.

22 James Thomas, 6-0, 180, RFr., La Marque (La Marque High School), Texas
Had a solid redshirt season and will be part of the competition to make safety one of the most competitive positions on the team.

Cornerbacks (7)
23 Terrence Anderson, 6-0, 180, Jr., Aldine, Texas
Finished the season as a starter and impressed the coaches… He has speed and good size.

11 T.J. Bell , T.J., 6-0, 185, Sr., DeSoto, Texas
Big contributor on special teams and a solid team player.

16 Perrish Cox, 6-1 190, Jr., Waco (University High School), Texas
Started most of the season, but coaches were disappointed late in the season… Spring is a key time for him to get it back.

7 Maurice Gray, 5-9, 180, Jr., Kathleen (Warner-Robbins High School), Ga. /Butler County C.C., Kan.
Earned All-American honors for national champ Butler … Can really play pass defense but is undersized some.

17 Jacob Lacey, 5-11, 175, Sr., Garland (Naaman Forest High School), Texas
Enters spring as the ranking cornerback… Showed coaches he was really dependable and should be expected to stay as a starter.

28 Al'Darius Thompson, 5-11, 180, Jr., Mesquite , (North Mesquite High School), Texas
He was coming on at the end of the season… He also has a chance to be a premier return specialist.

30 Rodrick Watson, 5-8, 170, RFr., Crowley, Texas
Speedy athlete that could be tried at a variety of positions.

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