Invent no mistake, Oklahoma is QBU. Two of the closing four Heisman winners are Sooners in Baker Mayfield (2017) and Kyler Murray (2018). Now, they both inaugurate on Sundays in the NFL. Jalen Hurts enters the season as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. And OU’s new stamp-caller, Spencer Rattler, is a Heisman approved and a projected first-spherical draft snatch in 2022. That trend is anticipated to continue when 5-superstar prospect Malachi Nelson arrives in 2023.
Below Lincoln Riley, the Oklahoma Sooners gain constructed a quarterback pipeline in Norman.
Nevertheless quarterbacks aren’t the handiest thing the Sooners pour into the NFL. Oklahoma has carried out a substantial job recruiting and developing offensive line skills over the years, with Lane Johnson, Trent Williams, Creed Humphrey, and Orlando Brown correct about a of the Sooners at the moment in NFL trenches.
Johnson, who enters his ninth 12 months at tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was once named the No. 1 right tackle in the NFL by Trench Warefare analyst Brandon Thorn.
My top 10 RTs heading into the 2021 season.
1-3 = tier 1
4-6 = tier 2
7-10 = tier 3
— Brandon Thorn (@BrandonThornNFL) August 23, 2021
Even supposing an ankle injury restricted Johnson to seven games in 2020, both Thorn and the Eagles interrogate him to return to obtain as one in all the league’s most consistent linemen.
Johnson started 15 of the 16 games during Philadelphia’s 2018 Immense Bowl bustle. The following season, he posted a occupation-handiest passing grade of 88.8 per Pro Football Focal point.
The three-time Pro Bowler enters the season blocking for another ragged Sooner in second-12 months quarterback, Jalen Hurts. Mighty take care of their division rival Dallas Cowboys, injuries all over the offensive line shipwrecked the offense closing season. Johnson’s return need to calm provide a cleaner backfield in 2021 and offers Philadelphia’s Miles Sanders and Jalen Reager room to make exhaust of their lethal velocity.