OU spring review: Offensive tackle

Sooners Illustrated continues to review OU's spring and wraps things up on offense with offensive tackle.

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.

Offensive tackle

OU knew going into spring that left tackle Tyrus Thompson wasn't going to be able to do anything so that wasn't news. The good sign, though, was OU was having Daryl Williams work the entire time at right tackle meaning the coaches believe Thompson will be OK in the long run.

Speaking of Williams, he came out of his shell a little bit with the media. He said he recognizes he has to be more of a leader. He'll never be as vocal as Gabe Ikard, but Williams said he also believes he has earned his respect.

Left tackle was manned by Josiah St. John in the spring. Offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh was quick to say St. John is still not progressing as fast as they would like but is also a freak of an athlete for an offensive tackle.

Looking at other spots and Derek Farniok will certainly be in the conversation, while redshirt freshman Christian Daimler has bulked up as well since the end of last season.

Projected depth chart



St. John




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