OU Report Card: Offensive Tackles

In final year with Sooners, Thompson and Williams shine as nation's best tandem

The 2014 season is in the books for Oklahoma as the Sooners began the season in the top five but ended a disappointing 8-5 with losses in the final two games.

Before we start looking ahead to 2015, we’re going to take another look at every position this season for the Sooners.

Offensive tackles

Bob Przybylo: A. Only the mishaps at TCU and Kansas State keep this from going the full monty with an A+. Coming into the season, it was clear Tyrus Thompson and Daryl Williams were going to be the strength of the line, and they delivered.

Thompson and Williams were routinely singled out by Bob Stoops when talking about the top performers of the previous week and them staying healthy was key to the success OU was able to have.

Both should go on to being drafted in the NFL this spring, and it seems fitting it happen that way since the two share such an incredible bond off the field.

OU has some mighty big shoes to fill at the position going forward as Williams and Thompson weren’t just among the best for OU but among the most consistent as well.

Justin Hite: A. Williams and Thompson were about as good of a tackle tandem as any college football team has ever had – and arguably the best tackles in Oklahoma history.

Their athleticism makes them far from one dimensional.

Thompson, who allowed just one sack all season, loves to run block.

Williams, who is one of the best run-blocking tackles in the country, can pass block with the best of them.

They are the best of friends, too.

It’s a really special bond, and that’s visible. These two guys care a great deal about each other, and when they both get draft in April, you can only hope they go to the same team.

They’ve worked through so much and everything they earn is well-deserved.

Sooners Illustrated overall grade: A.

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