The top 10 players returning to the Oklahoma Sooners for the 2020 college football season.
Important to note that this list is based upon last year's data and film from on each specific team as well as judgment based upon the player's position both his skill and the level of talent around him at the said position and influential cohorts. Positional value also plays a large factor in these rankings as does the offensive or defensive scheme.
1. Creed Humphrey, C
2. Kennedy Brooks, RB
3. Tre Brown, CB
4. Jadan Davis, CB
5. Charleston Rambo, WR
6. Delarrian Turner-Yell, S
7. Pat Fields, S
8. Nik Bonitto, LB
9. Adrian Ealy, T
10. Spencer Rattler, QB
Honorable Mention: Ronnie Perkins, DE; Marquis Hayes, G; Jalen Redmond, DI; Jadon Haselwood, WR*; Theo Howard, WR*
Humphrey is the class of centers this year returning to college football. He does everything at an elite level and has done so for years now. He'll have his third quarterback in as many years to get accustomed to but that hasn't seemed to affect him at all before. He's a powerful run blocker and has terrific pass sets.
Brooks is as elusive as anyone in the country and has almost as good of a jump-cut as his former teammate Trey Sermon, who certainly has the best. Brooks' contact balance is out of this world and he has top speed to burn if he gets the edge.
Then there's Brown and Davis on the outside and Turner-Yell and Fields at safety. Brown and Davis are the next in line to make the pro leap and Turner-Yell and Fields are certainly poised to live up to high recruiting profiles. They've all flashed at some point in their respective careers and if they can consistently get after it together, they're likely the best secondary in the Big 12, and could rival for best in the nation.
Rambo takes the field this season as the top returning threat and will be relied upon heavily with Haselwood and Howard's injuries expected to sideline them for at least the first half of the season.
Bonitto is a great linebacker who excels in coverage, a key aspect towards his potential NFL leap.
The real wild card is Rattler who we've seen very little of so far. Put it this way, though, head coach Lincoln Riley didn't welcome in a transfer quarterback this offseason, something he hasn't done in what feels like the better portion of five years. That's how sold he is on his young signal-caller, and so who are we to say he shouldn't actually be No. 1 on this list?