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Oklahoma redshirt freshman QB Justice Hansen will transfer.

No destination was disclosed for the Oklahoma native. Hansen was a member of the 2014 class as a four star recruit and redshirted his first season. Hansen likely did not expect Baker Mayfield to join the Sooners, and those close to the program expect the TTU transfer to be named the 2015 starter. Hansen received a number of scholarships from high profile schools out of college.
May 28 - 9:49 AM

Oklahoma sophomore RB Samaje Perine ran for 925 yards and 10 touchdowns in the last four games of last season.

On the whole, as a true freshman, Perine had 263 carries, 1,713 yards, 21 touchdowns, posting a 6.5 yard average. Most memorably, he set a FBS single-game record with a 427-yard showing against Kansas. NFL Media ranks him as the No. 9 preseason Heisman candidate.
Source: NFL.com
May 26 - 9:46 PM

Oklahoma senior WR Sterling Shepard "has an undersized frame and is quicker than fast, but he is a coordinated athlete with electric feet off the line of scrimmage and at the top of his route to gain separation and give his quarterback a target," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Shepard had 51 catches for 970 yards and five touchdowns last year, leading the Big 12 with a 19.0 yards per reception average. "He has quick eyes to make snap decision, tracking the ball well to make tough grabs look easy," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Shepard was a Biletnikoff semifinalist last year and might just win the award outright in 2015.
Source: CBS Sports
May 26 - 8:53 PM

Oklahoma junior EDGE Charles Tapper "has NFL-level skills as a strongside defensive end prospect," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Tapper is asked to play mostly contain for the Sooners and offers little creativity as a pass rusher with average coordination and limited closing burst. He won't make much of an impact on the statsheet (three sacks in 2014), but he has NFL-level skills as a strongside defensive end prospect," Brugler wrote. The Oklahoma prospect started all 13 games, posting 37 total tackles, with 7.5 tackles for loss and three sacks for the Sooners. Tapper earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from conference's coaches in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
May 26 - 3:21 PM

CBS Sports Dane Brugler believes that Oklahoma redshirt junior CB Zack Sanchez's "size, speed and strength are best described as average, but his instincts are above average."

"Sanchez isn't a strong finisher vs. the run, but he doesn't shy as a tackler and fights through bumps and bruises, showing considerable toughness for his size. His size, speed and strength are best described as average, but his instincts are above average, which is why he will have a tough decision whether or not to go pro after the 2015 season," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-11, 179-pound Sanchez earned All Big 12 honors by the leagues coaches and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award in 2014. The Oklahoma prospect has shown great durability, starting in 26 consecutive games for the Sooners. Sanchez recorded 43 tackles, with 6 interceptions and 8 pass break-ups last season. The playmaking Sanchez, had five interceptions in the Sooners' first six games of 2014, and showed he wasn't afraid to be aggressive and gamble on his instincts.
Source: CBS Sports
May 26 - 2:49 PM

Oklahoma senior edge rusher Eric Striker is a "dynamic athlete with a versatile skill-set that could land him in the early rounds," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Striker lacks ideal bulk and growth potential for the position, struggling to convert speed to power and finding himself overwhelmed by blockers once engaged. He is a dynamic athlete with a versatile skill-set that could land him in the early rounds, but his lack of size and muscle lead to fit concerns at the next level," Brugler wrote. The Oklahoma prospect started 26 consecutive games for the Sooners in the last two seasons. In 2014, Striker recorded 68 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, with 9 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries. The 6-foot, 223-pound Striker earned All-Big 12 First Team honors and received honorable mention for Defensive Player of the Year by the league's coaches.
Source: CBS Sports
May 26 - 2:02 PM

Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook "went through spring practice and impressed everyone with his quickness and overall speed," notes NFL Media.

Westbrook transferred from Blinn College (Texas), where he had 76 receptions for 1,487 yards and 13 touchdowns, to Oklahoma this offseason. "Westbrook (6-1, 167) could stand to add some bulk, but he potentially gives OU the kind of electrifying player in space the Sooners have needed for the past few seasons. Who will get him the ball is a question," writes College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield, who sat out last season, will vie with holdover Trevor Knight for the starting quarterback job." NFL Media ranks Westbrook as the No. 5 impactful transfer in the country.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 8:46 PM

Oklahoma sophomore RB Samaje Perine "possesses uncanny power at 5-11 and nearly 240 pounds, but can break long runs if he gets past the second level of the defense," notes NFL Media.

The site passes along an interesting comparison: As a freshman, Perine had 263 carries, 1,713 yards, 21 touchdowns and a 6.5-yard average while Adrian Peterson had 339 carries, 1,925 yards, 15 scores and a 5.7-yard average during his debut season. NFL Media ranks Perine as the No. 8 offensive player in the entire country.
Source: NFL.com
May 24 - 1:09 PM

Oklahoma true freshman DT Neville Gallimore will be "a key rotational player on the interior right away, if not the starting replacement for the departed Jordan Phillips," notes NFL Media.

"The Sooners have plenty of key pieces returning on defense, but Gallimore's ability to make plays at defensive tackle will help significantly as the team tries to get back into title contention," Bryan Fischer wrote. NFL Media ranks Gallimore, a four-star recruit, as the No. 14 impact freshman in the country. "Needs to play with his hand down and has work to do to better maximize his ability, but flashes some exciting upside," reads his ESPN scouting report. "Physically ready to contribute."
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 2:43 PM

Oklahoma senior edge rusher Eric Striker was compared by NFL Media to Elvis Dumervil.

The 6-foot, 223-pound Striker is extremely undersized, but he's a wrecking ball for the Sooners and the NFL will find a position for him. "Striker belies the assumption that short guys can't rush the passer off the edge, giving Oklahoma 15.5 sacks the last two years despite his six-foot stature. Think Vic Beasley, but even smaller," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "If Dumervil isn't Striker's inspiration, he should be. At just 5-11, he piled up a career-high 17 sacks last season in his eighth year in the league."
Source: NFL.com
May 23 - 12:42 AM

Oklahoma redshirt freshman RB Joe Mixon could be used in tandem with Samaje Perine, believes ESPN's Brandon Chatmon.

Mixon, ranked as the No. 6 RB coming out of high school, was suspended last season following a misdemeanor assault charge. He was actually a better recruit than Perine, an All-American as a freshmen. He ran for 1,713 yards and 21 touchdowns last year. "Perine isn’t looking over his shoulder, nor is his job in peril, but the competition for carries at Oklahoma is a situation to watch throughout the fall," Chatmon wrote.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 11:11 PM

NFL Media likens Oklahoma senior WR Sterling Shepard to Santana Moss.

"Neither Shepard nor Moss ever scared anyone with their size (both under six feet and under 200 pounds), but they both have the speed to get open on deeper routes and the quickness to get open on the shorter ones," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread. "They also could make tough, contested catches and played an aggressive style both before and after the reception." The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Shepard, a Biletnikoff semifinalist last year, has hauled in 147 receptions for 2,194 yards and 15 touchdowns across three seasons with the Sooners.
Source: NFL.com
May 22 - 10:40 PM

Oklahoma redshirt freshmen defensive backs Tito Windham and Marcus Green have left the program.

Both were three-star recruits in 2014. 247Sports.com reports that there "is no chance" Windham returns to the school, while Green may still have an option to go back if he wants to. Windham and Green would have to sit out next season unless they drop down a level.
May 18 - 8:44 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore WR K.J. Young has been dismissed from the football team.

Young was sent packing for an unspecified violation of team rules. As a redshirt freshman last year, Young posted 19 receptions and 225 yards. The former three-star recruit is now a free agent.
May 17 - 8:43 PM

Oklahoma senior WR Sterling Shepard "could be next years' Phillip Dorsett," according to NFL.com Draft analyst Chad Reuter.

"Despite his slight frame, Shepherd's toughness and explosiveness in the middle of the field make him the sort of in-space player NFL coaches appreciate. He could be next year's Phillip Dorsett," Reuter wrote. The Oklahoma prospect--a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 2014--hauled in 147 receptions for 2,194 yards and 15 touchdowns in his three seasons with the Sooners. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Shepard has followed in his late father's footsteps. Sterling's father, Derrick, played receiver for the Sooners in the 1980s and had a brief career in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
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