It’s never too early to start talking about the next football season…even if spring practice hasn’t started yet. Athlon has released its Early Top 50 Players for 2019 and two Oklahoma Sooners are on the list.
Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and quarterback Jalen Hurts are expected to lead Oklahoma to one of the most potent offenses in the nation once again and it’s just natural they would be favorites to be on just about every early or preseason list there is.
40. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma
Marquise Brown is off to the NFL, but Oklahoma’s receiving corps is loaded with talent for new quarterback Jalen Hurts. After catching 46 passes for 807 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017, Lamb grabbed 65 receptions for 1,158 yards and 11 scores last season.Athlon Sports
Lamb checks in at #40 on the list after leading the Sooners in touchdown receptions with eleven.
14. Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
Hurts moves from one high-powered offense (Alabama) to another (Oklahoma) for his senior year. The Texas native may not be as prolific as a passer as Baker Mayfield or Kyler Murray, but he made significant progress in that department during his three years in Tuscaloosa. Hurts rushed for 1,976 yards and 23 scores and threw for 5,626 yards and 48 touchdowns at Alabama.Athlon Sports
Graduate transfer Jalen Hurts is the second highest ranked player from the Big 12 and Oklahoma’s ultimate key to success in 2019.