Top 5 returning Oklahoma Sooners receiving yardage leaders for 2022

There’s no getting around it. Oklahoma is replacing a lot when it comes to receiving yardage leaders. In fact, OU is set to replace four of its top five in that category.

Oklahoma’s second-leading receiver was Michael Woods II who declared for the 2022 NFL Draft. Woods caught 35 passes for 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Sooners’ No. 3 receiver, Jadon Haselwood, transferred to Arkansas. Haselwood finished just behind Woods in yardage, pulling in 39 catches for 399 yards and had six touchdown receptions.

Mario Williams ranked fourth for Oklahoma with 35 receptions for 380 yards and four touchdowns, but he’s off to USC with former head coach Lincoln Riley and former starting quarterback Caleb Williams. Tight end Jeremiah Hall also declared for the 2022 NFL Draft after recording 32 grabs for 334 yards with four touchdowns.

Where does it leave Oklahoma entering 2022 with returning receiving yardage leaders?

WR Marvin Mims

Dec 29, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marvin Mims (17) catches a touchdown pass against the Oregon Ducks during the first half of the 2021 Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Marvin Mims has already been fabulous in his first two seasons with Oklahoma. The Frisco, Texas, native led the Sooners in receiving each of the past two seasons.

In 2021, Mims finished with 32 receptions for 705 receiving yards and pulled in five touchdown grabs. Pro Football Focus ranked Mims as college football’s No. 8 returning wide receiver in January. With Jeff Lebby as Oklahoma’s new offensive coordinator, Mims’ numbers might be atmospheric compared to his 2021 output.

In Lebby’s offenses each of the past two seasons at Ole Miss, his No. 1 wide receivers were prominently featured. Elijah Moore caught 86 passes for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns in 2020 and…


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