3 Oklahoma football players who should be replaced on the depth chart for 2024

FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish sees three spots for the Sooners to improve the team just by making changes on the depth chart.

Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jake Retzlaff (12) runs from Jaren Kanak (7)
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jake Retzlaff (12) runs from Jaren Kanak (7) / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports
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Jacob Sexton. Jacob Sexton. . Jacob Sexton. 76. Junior. OT. player. . 464

Tyler Guyton and Walter Rouse are both off to the NFL after solid seasons playing right and left tackle respectively. Oklahoma quarterbacks, primarily Gabriel, faced pressure 102 times in 2023, but only 18 of those came courtesy of Rouse and Guyton, the two primary tackles. 

Jacob Sexton saw the field for 410 snaps, 290 at right tackle and 120 on the left. In those snaps, less than half as many as Rouse played, Sexton allowed 12 pressures and three sacks. His first start at left tackle came in Week 9 against Kansas, and he allowed four pressures, then he ended his season by playing 86 snaps at right tackle in the Alamo Bowl and allowed pressure on Jackson Arnold three times. 

Venables views offensive tackle as a position of need, and it’s not just because his two starters are heading for the league, it has a lot to do with how poorly Sexton, his succession plan, played down the stretch. 

Oklahoma has brought in 10 transfers this offseason and three have been offensive linemen. Offensive tackles Spencer Brown from Michigan State and Michael Tarquin from USC will compete for the starting spots with Sexton.