OU spring review: Wide receiver

One big answered question for OU in the spring felt like was with the depth at wide receiver.

Spring football is done at Oklahoma. The Sooners were able to get everything they could from 14 practices and the spring game and now the focus goes toward the 2015 season.

So what did we learn? Sooners Illustrated is going to take a position-by-position approach to see what we know now (or what we don’t know) going forward at OU.

Wide receiver

A huge question mark heading into the spring, it sure feels like a lot of them were answered in the last month. And the good news for OU fans, all the results look positive.

There’s no question about what OU has with Sterling Shepard, but after that, there were a lot of qualifiers regarding certain guys.

Based off spring, you have to put juco transfer Dede Westbrook at the top of the list. Westbrook was outstanding in every facet of the game, making a seamless transition from the juco ranks to the Sooners.

After that, you start looking at younger guys and their development. Nothing but positive marks regarding redshirt freshman Dallis Todd and sophomore Jeffery Mead.

Those two are another example of size coming back to OU at receiver. The best blend is that mix of size and speed, and OU might finally be getting that.

Add in those guys with the return of Durron Neal and depth starts to look pretty good. There’s an uncertainty right now with Michiah Quick as injuries kept him from really showing what he can do and what he will do well in this offense.

Sometimes change is a good thing. The departure of Jay Norvell was tough to stomach for some guys, but the fresh voice of Dennis Simmons combined with the new offense of Lincoln Riley seems to have made the receiver position something to look forward to once again in Norman.


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