Oklahoma Sooners 2021 offensive depth chart projection 3.0

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Over the last couple of months, the Oklahoma Sooners offensive depth chart has been hit by players getting dismissed from the program. Back in May, it was Trejan Bridges and Seth McGowan on the way out. Yesterday, the University of Oklahoma dismissed Mikey Henderson from the program after an alleged incident involving all three.

Stacey Wilkins entered the transfer portal, and while it doesn’t appear that he’s found a new home yet, it’s likely he’s playing elsewhere in 2021.

While it’s a loss for the program on the depth chart, it creates new opportunities. In particular, a guy like Marcus Major benefits greatly from sliding up the depth chart. Overlooked a bit because of Seth McGowan in 2020 and still a bit because of LSU transfer Tre Bradford, Major has an opportunity to find a role as the team’s third running back.

Much of the depth chart remains unchanged, though the Spring Game gave us more insight into how the center competition is unfolding. Andrew Raym looks to be leading the pack at this point, but with Summer workouts ongoing and camp around the corner, the competition is still up for grabs. Don’t count Robert Congel or Chris Murray out just yet.

Even with the departure of Trejan Bridges, the Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver group looks incredibly deep. They return their leading receivers from 2020 in Marvin Mims and Theo Wease on the outside. Jadon Haselwood, who figures to get time at all three wide receiver spots, could be a big slot for Lincoln Riley and the Sooners’ offense. His size and athleticism would be a huge mismatch for slot corners or safeties.

The Sooners will likely rotate each of their starters through the slot to keep defenses off-balance and exploit mismatches.

Though Henderson was making the switch from H-Back to running back this offseason, he would have still been able to give you some snaps behind Jeremiah Hall. Now that will fall to Brayden Willis or Austin Stogner, who are more traditional tight ends.

Quarterback

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Starter: Spencer Rattler

Backup: Caleb Williams 3rd String: Micah Bowens

Running Back

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Starter: Kennedy Brooks

Backup: Eric Gray 3rd String: Marcus Major 4th String: Tre Bradford

Wide Receiver (X)

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Starter: Theo Wease

Backup: Mike Woods 3rd String: Jalil Farooq

Wide Receiver (Y-Slot)

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Starter: Marvin Mims

Backup: Drake Stoops 3rd String: Cody Jackson

Wide Receiver (Z)

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Starter: Jadon Haselwood

Backup: Mike Woods 3rd String: Mario Williams

H-Back

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Starter: Jeremiah Hall

Tight End

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Starter: Austin Stogner

Backup: Brayden Willis

Left Tackle

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Starter: Wanya Morris

Backup: Anton Harrison 3rd String: Nate Anderson

Left Guard

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Starter: Marquis Hayes

Backup: Robert Congel 3rd String: Chris Murray

Center

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Starter: Andrew Raym

Backup: Robert Congel 3rd String: Chris Murray

Right Guard

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Starter: Tyrese Robinson

Backup: Chris Murray 3rd String: Brey Walker

Right Tackle

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Starter: Erik Swenson

Backup: Anton Harrison 3rd String: Brey Walker

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