Post-spring football: depth chart breakdown

NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners have completed spring ball and we've got a good look at what the team might look like come fall. In light of that, Sooners Illustrated breaks down how the depth chart shakes out at the current time.

The Sooners have completed spring ball and we've got a good look at what the team might look like come fall. In light of that, Sooners Illustrated breaks down how the depth chart shakes out at the current time.

OFFENSE:

Quarterback

Starter: Blake Bell
Backup: Kendal Thompson

Running back

Starter: Damien Williams
Backup: Brennan Clay

Fullback

Starter: Trey Millard
Backup: Aaron Ripkowski

Left tackle

Starter: Tyrus Thompson
Backup: Josiah St. John*

Left guard

Starter: Adam Shead
Backup: Gabe Ikard

Center

Starter: Gabe Ikard
Backup: Ty Darlington

Right guard

Starter: Bronson Irwin
Backup: Nila Kasitati

Right tackle

Starter: Daryl Williams
Backup: Derek Farniok

Tight end

Starter: Brannon Green
Backup: Taylor McNamara

Wide receiver

Starter: Trey Metoyer
Backup: Durron Neal

Wide receiver

Starter: Sterling Shepard
Backup: Jaz Reynolds

Slot receiver**

Starter: Jalen Saunders
Backup: Sterling Shepard

DEFENSE:

Defensive end

Starter: Geneo Grissom
Backup: Mike Onuoha

Defensive tackle

Starter: Chuka Ndulue
Backup: Torrea Peterson

Defensive tackle***

Starter: Jordan Phillips
Backup: Rashod Favors

Defensive end

Starter: Charles Tapper
Backup: P.L. Lindley

Middle linebacker

Starter: Frank Shannon
Backup: Eric Striker

Outside linebacker

Starter: Corey Nelson
Backup: Aaron Franklin

Nickel

Starter: Julian Wilson
Backup: Kass Everett

Cornerback

Starter: Aaron Colvin
Backup: Zack Sanchez

Free safety

Starter: Gabe Lynn
Backup: Trey Franks

Strong safety

Starter: Quentin Hayes
Backup: Ahmad Thomas

Cornerback

Starter: Cortez Johnson
Backup: Kass Everett

Place kicker

Starter: Michael Hunnicutt
Backup: Nick Hogsdon

Punter

Starter: Jed Barnett
Backup: Jack Steed

Long snapper

Starter: Austin Woods
Backup: Connor Knight

Holder

Starter: Garrett Bathem
Backup: Jed Barnett

Kick returner

Starter: Roy Finch
Backup: Brennan Clay

Punt returner

Starter: Jalen Saunders
Backup: Sterling Shepard

* St. John has not yet arrived on campus and did not participate in spring ball, but due to the lack of depth there, it's projected he'll slide in as the fourth offensive tackle for that group
**While Shepard is listed as the backup slot receiver, he's expected to start in three-receiver sets OU will utilize
***Quincy Russell's arrival is anticipated this fall, and he would likely immediately slide into a starting role alongside Phillips, which could affect the current depth on the interior defensive line

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