Chat leftovers: Cornerback battle

March, 27, 2012
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SoonerNation writer Jake Trotter chatted with readers Monday. Here's the full transcript. If you didn't get your question answered, send it to Jake's mailbag to be published on Friday.

Here are a few highlights from the chat:

Josh (Oklahoma): Who wins the CB spot, Kass Everett, Gabe Lynn, Joe Powell? Or will Aaron Colvin be moved over? What is the word out of spring?

Jake Trotter: Of Everett, Lynn and Powell, if I had to put money on it today, I'd say Powell. He's had a very solid spring. That said, it wouldn't stun me if Mike Stoops ultimately moved Colvin to corner.

Cody (Madison, WI): Will Brennan Clay ever be an impact RB for the Sooners?

Jake Trotter: Depends on your definition of "impact." Is he ever going to be a 1,000-yard guy? Probably not. But he could become a valuable rotation guy in the backfield.

Donnie (Oklahoma): The DT position is the one area I see we need big time improvement. Will Jamarkus McFarland finally live up to the Hype he had coming out of HS? Will somebody else step up?

Jake Trotter: McFarland could become a very serviceable player, but the window has closed on him becoming Gerald McCoy or Tommie Harris. Watch out for Jordan Phillips. His athleticism has generated some buzz so far this spring.

Brandon (SLC): Any insight on the tackle situation after some more spring practices? How has Lane Johnson acclimated to LT?

Jake Trotter: He seems to act like the transition has been seamless. Johnson basically told me that he's a more natural fit for LT, because it's a position that requires more athleticism than RT, which requires more power.

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