State of the position: Offensive tackle 

December, 13, 2012
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After grading the performance of Oklahoma’s offensive tackles in 2012, it is the perfect time to take a closer look at the offensive tackles on the roster or the commitment list as SoonerNation evaluates the future at the offensive tackle position for Oklahoma.

Here’s a look at one player who could be next in line to make a major impact, one player to keep an eye on and one current commitment who could be the future at the offensive tackle position:

[+] EnlargeLandry Jones, Tyrus Thompson, Jackson Jeffcoat
AP Photo/LM OteroOklahoma tackle Tyrus Thompson could step into a bigger role next season.
Next in line: Tyrus Thompson. The redshirt sophomore tackle saw spot duty this season and held his own when asked to step in for Lane Johnson or Daryl Williams as injuries hit the offensive tackle position. Thompson’s emergence last spring -- he actually started the spring game -- helped push Johnson at the left tackle spot and he provided quality depth this season. He should be able to step in as a starter in 2013.
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