OU spring review: Wide receiver

It was a logjam at receiver for OU entering the spring and nothing has changed heading into summer.

A lot of questions were asked before Oklahoma started spring practice. Some were answered, some are still to be decided, while new ones popped up.

SoonersIllustrated.com is going to take a position-by-position look of what we learned about the Sooners from spring practice during the next couple of weeks.

Wide receiver

Looking for the No. 1 story heading into the spring, then your search stops at receiver. Now after spring, your search won't change heading into summer.

Nothing at all was settled beyond Sterling Shepard being the No. 1 guy. All wide receivers coach Jay Norvell preached was consistency. And following the spring game, he must have not seen it because he had his receivers running and doing pushups the minute the game was over.

Injuries to Shepard and Durron Neal gave guys a lot more opportunities to try to stand out. Some like Jordan Smallwood and Derrick Woods seemed to have risen to the occasion.

Others like K.J. Young and Austin Bennett were still trying to find their footing at times. The constant theme of the spring was one great play followed by a missed assignment, and Norvell said that pretty much applied to everybody across the board.

The Sooners are absolutely loaded at the slot position but finding a natural big wideout will be tough outside of Smallwood. OU brings in a lot of size in the summer with Dallis Todd, Mark Andrews and Jeffery Mead, but it might be the elusive and dynamic Michiah Quick who does the most damage.

Spring game stats

Bennett: 4 catches for 62 yards, TD

Smallwood: 3 catches for 60 yards, TD

Woods: 3 catches for 53 yards

Young: 2 catches for 13 yards

Projected depth chart

WR No. 1

Shepard

Young

WR No. 2

Woods/Neal

Bennett

WR No. 3

Smallwood

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