OU football: Looking at Sooners wide receivers, tight ends for 2020
The Oklahoman’s series of position-by-position outlooks continues with a peek at the wide receivers and tight ends for 2020:
Season rewind: Oklahoma’s receivers didn’t always have a big impact in 2019, and that was mostly due to quarterback Jalen Hurts’ ability to run the ball. However, when CeeDee Lamb and his fellow receivers got the ball they made their presence known. Lamb was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, recording almost one third of OU's receiving yards for the 2019 season. Overall, the Sooners’ talented receivers group didn’t play as big of a role at times because the offense was focused on the run game.
Who’s out: Nick Basquine, Grant Calcaterra, CeeDee Lamb, Lee Morris, A.D. Miller, Mykel Jones*
*Jones announced via Twitter on Dec. 18 he intends to transfer.
Who’s in: Marvin Mims, Fr.; Trevon West, Fr.; Jalin Conyers, Fr.
The take: Oklahoma is losing quite a few players who have made a big impact. Lamb is going to the NFL, Calcaterra retired and Morris and Basquine have exhausted their eligibility. It will be hard to replace the impact Lamb had, but the Sooners have several young weapons. Jadon Haselwood, Theo Wease and Austin Stogner all proved their abilities in their freshman season, especially in big-game situations like the Sooners’ comeback win over Baylor. The Sooners also have a veteran to lead the group in Charleston Rambo. Oklahoma also adds one of the top receivers in Texas, Marvin Mims, who is might have a quick impact. Trejan Bridges might play a role in the receiving group. But he might miss the first five games of the season due to suspension.
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