The Oklahoma Sooners' 2014 season didn't go according to plan, but Bob Stoops' boys have the talent and determination necessary to put last season's disappointment in the rearview and make big things happen in 2015. With that being said, here's 3 potential new starters for the Sooners next season who could play a huge role for the team in its quest for a College Football Playoff berth.
WR Michiah Quick
Quick impressed coaches as a true freshman in 2014 with his field vision and quickness, and despite suffering through some growing pains with QB Trevor Knight went down, the staff is extremely high on what this former five-star prospect has to offer. New Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is expected to go pass crazy with the offense in 2015, and Quick will be one of the primary benefactors.
OT Josiah St. John
Oklahoma lost two starting tackles after the departures of seniors Tyrus Thompson and Daryl Williams, so the ball's now in St. John's court to live up to the hype of his four-star billing. His massive 6-foot-6, 330-pound frame and deceptive footwork/quickness should easily do the trick, as we expect him to be one of Trevor Knight's best and most feared bodyguards before long.
DT Jordan Wade
Wade established himself as a major talent in 2013, stepping up in the absence of fellow defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. 2014, however, was a lost season of sorts for Wade after missing seven games due to various injuries. Now, with Phillips off early to the NFL, Wade once again gets a chance to prove his worth. He's so naturally gifted that, barring injury, he's a fantastic bet to make the absolute most of his opportunity.
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