How does wide receiver look for Oklahoma?

As spring practices for Oklahoma get underway on March 22, it’s time to begin taking stock of what the Sooners have on campus in each respective position group. At wide receiver, OU is replacing three of its top four receiving yardage leaders.

With that said, there’s plenty of talent returning for Oklahoma and the Sooners added a pair of talented pass catchers in their 2022 signing class. Let’s take a look at Oklahoma’s wide receivers entering the spring.

Returning starter: Marvin Mims

Though Trevon West started at the “X” wide receiver position in Oklahoma’s 47-32 Valero Alamo Bowl win over Oregon, really Marvin Mims is OU’s sole returning starting wide receiver from the bulk of last season.

That’s a great place to start for Oklahoma. Mims has led the Sooners in receiving in each of his two seasons on campus. The Frisco, Texas, native ended the 2020 season with 37 receptions for 610 yards and nine touchdowns. Then, in 2021, Mims caught 32 passes for 705 yards and five touchdowns.

According to 247Sports writer Nick Kosko, Mims is college football’s No. 6 returning wide receiver. Mims is an established star and in new offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby’s offense he should expect more targets than at any point in his career thus far.

Other key returnees

Brian Darby

Jalil Farooq

Cody Jackson

Drake Stoops

Theo Wease

Trevon West

Oklahoma has a nice collection of talent here. Of course, Wease tied for the team lead in receptions with Mims during the 2020 season. The Allen, Texas, native also finished the 2020 season with the second-highest receiving yardage mark with 530 receiving yards. Wease returns from injury and should be primed to remind everyone why he was a five-star recruit coming out of high school.

Drake Stoops has had a very productive career with OU. Stoops has 41 career receptions for 521 yards and…


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