OU spring review: Tight end

The spring review continues at Sooners Illustrated with a look at tight end.

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.

Tight end

Welcome to a new day for tight ends in Norman. Even though tight ends coach Jay Boulware will point out OU was on the field with tight ends more than it was not on the field with one, it's a different feeling right now.

Heading into spring all the focus was on senior Blake Bell moving from quarterback to tight end. And through the first couple of weeks, all the attention was on how smoothly he was making that transition.

But a sprained MCL a week before the spring game didn't allow him to showcase his skills. Instead it has been sophomore Taylor McNamara getting a chance to make plays, and he has delivered.

McNamara caught two touchdown passes in the spring game and has matured greatly from when he first arrived in Norman.

Junior college transfer Isaac Ijalana is still coming along and also had a catch, and OU adds one more in the summer when Carson Meier comes to campus.

And it's tough to classify where Dimitri Flowers fits into the grand scheme of things. Fullback, tight end, a combo of both, but it's clear he is also going to make a big impact at OU>

Spring game stats

Flowers: 4 catches for 40 yards

McNamara: 3 catches for 16 yards, 2 TDs

Ijalana: 1 catch for 18 yards

Projected depth chart




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