It’s official, defensive end Ronnie Perkins has declared for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Labeled as the Oklahoma Sooners best defender, Perkins found himself serving out a suspension to begin the season. Unable to directly impact the program on the field, the impact player awaited the decision from the NCAA. Finally satisfying the organization, Perkins stepped out under the lights for the first time against Texas Tech. Collecting three tackles, the dominant defensive end failed to produce a sack. However, the attention placed upon number seven from the opposing offense was undeniable.
In six contests, Perkins accounted for 10.5 tackles for loss which ranked third on the team. Additionally, the junior also ranked third on the team in number of sacks with 5.5 total. Yet, the end ranked first among all Big 12 defenders at .92 sacks per outing.
Needlessly said, Perkins declaration for the NFL isn’t unexpected. Fans captured a glimpse of what the group will look like moving forward through the first five games with out the star though. Can we confidently say the front seven will be alright?