Chat wrap: Hope for OU tight ends
Here are a few highlights from the chat:
Michelle (Dallas): Give us your opinion on the new WR corp.
Jake Trotter: It's an exciting group that has a little bit of everything. Trey Metoyer reminds me of Dez Bryant the way he can go up and get the ball. Durron Neal
has a lot of savvy. Courtney Gardner is an athletic freak. Sterling Shepard
has Ryan Broyles pedigree. Metoyer could have the same first-year impact that Kenny Stills did two seasons ago. The others could factor in to the rotation, too, but we'll see.
Tony (Richmond, CA): Have you witnessed any hope for the TE position during spring ball? Also, was James Hanna underutilized last season? A TE running a 4.5 40 sounds like a matchup problem that could have been exploited more.
Jake Trotter: Yeah, I have hope. Brannon Green
seems to be serviceable, maybe more. But as you point out, TE is not a critical position in a Josh Heupel offense, far less so than a Kevin Wilson offense. James Hanna could be a steal in the draft. He has some measurables you can work with.
Glenn (Chicago): Jake...is the secondary or linebackers going to need more help? It looks like the linebackers are missing a lot of experience.
Jake Trotter: Tom Wort started all of last season and some two seasons ago. Corey Nelson has played a lot the last two years. So I don't know if experience is a worry at LB. Secondary is the bigger concern. There are some holes there that need to be addressed.
Steve (cali): what can you tell us about the DE position from the two scrimmages?
Jake Trotter: R.J. Washington is clearly the best DE on the team. He's been solid. David King has been nicked up but we know what he can do. Chaz Nelson has a lot of speed. He's going to help. Chuka Ndulue has been the best of the young guys.