Two components for a successful offense are the offensive line and the special teams, luckily for the Oklahoma Sooners they return a ton of depth in both areas. With Lincoln Riley’s offense, he needs versatile linemen who can keep Kyler Murray upright and open up holes in the run game.
The biggest keys will be replacing last season’s anchor Orlando Brown, as well as Erick Wren. The line features some key players returning, like Bobby Evans who will switch from right tackle to left. The group is very experienced, bringing back seniors Dru Samia, Cody Ford, Ben Powers and tackle Quinn Mittermeier.
Bobby Evans has a chance to really up his draft stock in 2018 and will be a leader for this team on and off the field. With the offense firing on all cylinders, depth is important, and Oklahoma expects to have several players prepared to come off the bench and make an impact.
– Adrian Ealy – RS Freshman
The Sooners bring back Austin Seibert
, who held both duties as kicker and punter last season. Seibert will remain a big part of the offensive scheme as long as he can build on his solid numbers from 2017. Last season, he was Second Team All-Big 12 in kicking and an honorable mention as a Punter, averaging 41.8 yards per punt. He also knocked in 17-of-21, with a season long of 51, and one of 49 yards close behind.
These are two strong points of this Oklahoma squad, and they will need to continue their strong play if the Sooners hope to have a successful season in 2018.