OU spring review: Defensive tackle

OU spring review rolls on with a look at defensive tackle for the Sooners.

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.

Defensive tackle

This is going to be an incredibly interesting spot to watch going forward because a lot of this depends on the personnel OU is going to use.

Will it be a 3-4 front? Or a 4-3? Suppose the best answer will be the personnel will make that decision for the coaches. Whoever stands out most is going to find their way onto the field.

The best guess right now is Matthew Romar has solidified himself as the No. 1 defensive tackle going forward. He’s obviously not as big as Jordan Phillips, but he simply won’t be denied right now. Diron Reynolds has raved about his work ethic and the way he is able to make plays.

Romar won’t be alone as no question Jordan Wade is going to be right there as well. Wade was a big factor for OU during the 2013 season but sort of fell off last season as Romar emerged. This should be the season Wade reintroduces himself to OU fans.

The question mark is going to be someone like Charles Walker. Because in a best case scenario, Walker could be one of those guys could be able to play both end and tackle.

It will also be interesting to see what OU decides to do with Scout 100 prospect Neville Gallimore. Has the look of a tackle but moves like an end. Reynolds has a lot of questions to answer, but he has the talent on campus to make big things happen.


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