Marvin Mims has played his final game as a Sooner. A day after starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel said that he was going to run it back and return to the program for 2023, Oklahoma’s top receiver announced his intentions to enter the 2023 NFL Draft.
A First Team All-Big 12 selection in 2022, Mims caught 54 passes for 1,083 yards, and six touchdowns, in what was his best season at Oklahoma. He leaves Norman having caught 123 passes for 2,398 yards and 20 touchdowns. The last two seasons he’s averaged over 20 yards per catch and has a career average of 19.5 yards per catch.
Mims’ departure leaves a void in Oklahoma’s receiving corps. The return of tight end Austin Stogner, from South Carolina, is going to provide a boost to a passing game that also lost Brayden Willis to graduation, and ultimately the NFL Draft as well. Another option might be Bowling Green transfer receiver Tyrone Broden who was in Norman for an official visit and seemed to have a fun Twitter exchange with Dillon Gabriel after.
Broden has 74 career catches for the Falcons with 1,199 yards and 12 touchdowns. The 6-7/210 receiver has drawn significant interest from the likes of Penn State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Pitt and several others.
The Sooners currently have the #4 ranked class in the transfer portal with five players landing in Norman. However, Stogner is the only one of the five who plays on the offensive side of the ball. Could Broden become the second?
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