While the Big 12’s annual Media Days were postponed from next week to be moved into August, the conference still released their preseason All-Big 12 teams today as voted on by the media.
Six Oklahoma Sooners received honors, with five of those being named to the All-Big 12 team.
QB Spencer Rattler – Newcomer of the Year
While Spencer Rattler lost out on being named the All-Big 12 quarterback to Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, he did get the honor of preseason Newcomer of the Year – which he seems to be a shoe-in for at seasons end.
He is widely regarded as a serious Heisman candidate despite yet starting a game because his immense talent and, frankly, his coach.
Lincoln Riley is the QB whisperer, consistently getting the best out of his signal-caller year in and year out.
Rattler will put up video game numbers this season, and it would not be the least bit surprising if he took All-Big 12 quarterback at end of the year (I actually voted for Rattler for the preseason honor).
WR Charleston Rambo
If you have been following me for the past year or so, you know I am a huge fan of Charleston Rambo.
He is primed for a massive season in 2020, and this selection makes complete sense to me.
In arguably the one position that has a little bit of question around it for Oklahoma, receivers, he is coming into the year undoubtedly expected to be Rattler’s number one option.
And when you are the top receiving option in a Lincoln Riley offense…the stats will certainly be there.
DL Ronnie Perkins
Ronnie Perkins is a freak.
He is a big, he is fast, he is strong.
He has all the makings of an NFL player, and once he gets on the field serving whatever suspension he gets handed, he is going to be a force out there for Oklahoma.
The lone defensive player to make the preseason All-Big 12 team for OU, and without a question to me their best defensive guy heading into 2020.
OL Creed Humphrey
There really is not much more to say about Creed Humphrey at this point in his college career.
He is really, really good – a clear cut NFL player after this season finishes.
He anchors the offensive line so beautifully for Bill Bedenbaugh, and is a huge part of why the Oklahoma o-line has been so revered in recent seasons.
This was one of the most slam dunk picks in all of the conference for any team.
OL Adrian Ealy
Make it two offensive lineman for Oklahoma, as OLU just keeps pumping out the talent.
The offensive line at OU never gets the credit it deserves, not uncommon for any o-line in football, but they are truly what sets the Sooners apart as such a ridiculous offense every single year.
Yes, OU always has a great quarterback and skill players – but the dominant line is what makes it so easy for those guys to feast offensively.
This will be a line that is really good once again in 2020, and Ealy is a big reason why.
K Gabe Brkic
The guy did not miss a kick the entire season last year – need I say more?
Austin Seibert was one of the greatest kickers in Oklahoma history, very well could be the greatest.
And Brkic was absolutely money in replacing him last season, even after not getting the starting kicking job to open the year!
He was really, really good last season – and has to be an early contender for the Lou Groza award.
All in all, Oklahoma once again led the conference in preseason All-Big 12 selections with six overall if you include Rattler’s Newcomer of the Year.
The Big 12 is a conference that is better than it gets credit for, but it is undeniable that right now it is completely run by Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma.
The Big 12 preseason poll will be released tomorrow, and it is widely expected that Oklahoma will be picked to repeat once again as conference champions.
Time will tell if Texas, Oklahoma State, or someone else can knock the Sooners off their throne. But, for now, it is without question OU’s conference.
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