Oklahoma built a big lead against Tulane but had to hold on to win 40-35.
Let’s look at the 2022 NFL Draft prospects from this game.
7 QB Spencer Rattler rSo 6-1 205
It is easy to see why Spencer Rattler is considered by many to be a potential #1 overall pick. Rattler throws the ball smoothly. He has a big arm and gets it downfield with just a flick of the wrist. Rattler needs to learn the lesson of never going broke if you take a profit. He missed a wide open RB in the flat while forcing the ball downfield on his first interception. Rattler needs to refine his footwork to keep from sailing so many passes high. This led directly to his second pick. A lot of people are down on Rattler after this performance, but I was actually encouraged. He finished the game against the Green Wave 30/39 with 304 yards, one touchdown pass, and two INTs. Rattler also had a rushing score.
0 RB Eric Gray Jr 5-10 205
Gray struggled in this game. He had ten touches for a measly 21 yards. Gray tried to get outside several times and couldn’t make it there.
26 RB Kennedy Brooks Jr 5-11 216
Brooks looked well rested after sitting out last season. He showed good balance and the ability to pick up yards after contact. I don’t think Brooks has that second gear to make the game changing runs. He had a solid 87 yards and one score.
11 WR Jadon Haselwood rSO 6-2 207
Haselwood was playing his first game after a serious knee injury. He looked like he was fully recovered. Haselwood nabbed four catches for 47 yards.
8 WR Mike Woods Jr 6-1 205
Woods transferred in from Arkansas after a highly productive season for the Razorbacks. Woods has a lanky frame. He catches the ball well and can be a deep threat. Woods caught four passes against Tulane for 36 yards.
10 WR Theo Wease Jr 6-3 192
Wease did not play against the Green Wave.
18 TE Austin Stogner Jr 6-6 256
Stogner is a big matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. He is a huge target down the seam for the Sooners. Stogner is a solid blocker when asked. He took a big shot in this game but bounced right back up. Stogner finished with three receptions for 36 yards.
27 TE Jeremiah Hall Sr 6-2 245
Hall isn’t going to be a traditional tight end in the NFL. He could be a fullback or maybe an H-back. Hall is a nice target for his QB. He caught four balls for 47 yards against Tulane.
54 G Marquis Hayes Sr 6-4 349
Hayes played left guard for Oklahoma. He mostly stayed clean for the day. Hayes is a big boy at 349 but doesn’t look like the weight hinders him.
52 G Tyrese Robinson Sr 6-3 324
Robinson plays right tackle for Oklahoma but will probably have to move inside in the NFL. His lack of length didn’t hurt him against Tulane, but it will be something to monitor going forward.
77 OT Erik Swenson Sr 6-6 326
Swenson played right guard for the Sooners but entered the game off the bench.
64 OT Wanya Morris Jr 6-5 313
Morris did not play against Tulane.
47 K Gabe Brkic Jr 6-3 203
Brkic has a big leg. The Sooners kicker hit field goals from 26, 51, 55, and a 56-yarder as time expired in the first half. He had plenty of leg on all of his 50+ yard attempts. Brkic did shank a 31-yard attempt that went wide left by about 20-yards.
25 P Michael Turk Sr 5-11 227
Turk got the day off as Oklahoma never attempted a punt.
4 CB Jaden Davis Jr 5-10 185
Davis was solid in coverage for Oklahoma but not perfect. He is not afraid to come up and tackle despite his lack of bulk. Davis had three tackles (two solos) in this game.
95 DL Isaiah Thomas Sr 6-5 267
Thomas was a force in this one. He forced a fumble, had one sack and three tackles. Thomas bull rushed the Tulane tackle (Claybrook) and basically backed him into the QB for the sack. He will probably need to add some weight to play on the interior defensive line in the NFL.
31 DL Jalen Redmond rSO 6-3 250
Redmond wasn’t as active to me as Isaiah Thomas, but he did make a few plays. Redmond recovered a fumble along with two tackles.
8 DL Perrion Winfrey Sr 6-3 290
Winfrey is potentially the best of the three defensive linemen for Oklahoma and the one who is easiest to project. Winfrey combined for a sack in the second half with Bonitto and finished with three other tackles.
11 EDGE Nik Bonitto Jr 6-3 234
Bonitto was all over the field for the Sooners. He had a fumble recovery on a bobbled snap. Bonitto pressured the QB with a nice inside move on the right tackle. He sheds blockers well. Bonitto showed this on a screen that he blew up.
24 LB Brian Asamoah Jr 6-1 228
23 LB DaShawn White Jr 6-0 228
Asamoah and White both came off the bench for Oklahoma. White was more active with three tackles. Asamoah had one.
TULANE GREEN WAVE
79 G Joey Claybrook Sr 6-7 300
Claybrook was fairly solid at left tackle for Tulane most of the day. He did get blown up on a sack by Isaiah Thomas.
52 C Sincere Haynesworth Jr 6-1 310
Haynesworth had a couple of snap issues and got overwhelmed by the talented Oklahoma interior.
20 RB Cameron Carroll rSO 6-0 225
Carroll didn’t have a stellar game on the ground but managed to catch a couple of swing passes for TDs. He finished with 14 touches for 50 yards.
80 TE Tyrick James Jr 6-2 245
James wasn’t on our initial watchlist but showed me enough to think he deserved to be. He consistently got himself open. James runs well after the catch. He has soft hands. James is probably too undersized to play in line in the NFL.
77 DL Jeffery Johnson Sr 6-3 295
Jeffery Johnson had a really disruptive day. He submarined a couple of short yardage plays. Johnson has quick hands and can penetrate the backfield quickly. He finished with six tackles (three solos) and one TFL.
2 LB Dorian Williams rSO 6-1 220
Williams had a nice game against Oklahoma on the stat sheet. He was hard not to notice making plays for the Green Wave. Williams notched eight tackles (five solos).
1 LB Nick Anderson Jr 5-11 235
Despite splitting time with Marvin Moody, Anderson still managed to have six solo tackles (8 total) and 1.5 TFLs.
31 S Larry Brooks Sr 6-0 200
I would be lying if I said I was hyper-focused on the safeties in this game, so I can’t really offer terrific insight to Brooks. He did finish with four tackles (three solos) and one PBU.