As Oklahoma begins its season Saturday, they’ll be looking for stability at a few spots after the departure of a few guys following last season.
Along the offensive line, Oklahoma entered 2023, having to replace three spots up front. At right tackle, someone needed to step in to replace Wanya Morris, who was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft this April.
Tyler Guyton took over the right tackle spot starting in the Cheez-It Bowl and did more than a serviceable job.
He entered the offseason as the favorite to land the starting job, and while he still had to earn it. Few linemen on the roster have as much upside as Guyton does.
That upside is why Dane Brugler of The Athletic has him going No. 31 overall to the Buffalo Bills in his first mock draft (subscription required) of the college season.
Brugler cites Guyton’s limited experience (five starts) as a knock but believes the tools are there for him to be a first-rounder.
The fit with the Bills is perfect. Buffalo has struggled in recent years to build a formidable line in front of their all-world talent at quarterback, Josh Allen. Spencer Brown doesn’t look like the answer at right tackle, which may open the door for a new option there following this season.
For Guyton, this year is about consistency. He’s the clear starter and will have all the runway in the world to take off and become a star.