Oklahoma mailbag: What positions are the most critical in the 2019 class?

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Oklahoma is off to a strong start with its 2019 class. But some positions will be more important than others in the class.

Steven Peters asks, what are the biggest needs for Oklahoma in the 2019 recruiting class?

You never want to get in a position where you’re recruiting players in one class to come in an immediately play. When that happens, it’s a sign that many mistakes were made in previous classes.

The 2019 class will be big at wide receiver and tight end. Just about all of Oklahoma’s main targets from this past season will either have graduated or be eligible for the NFL draft by the 2019 season.

It’s important the Sooners get at least four quality receivers in this class. They already have 4-star wide receiver Trejan Bridges and 4-star tight Austin Stogner committed.

The Sooners only signed one running back (4-star prospect T.J. Pledger) in the 2018 class and they lost Abdul Adams, who transferred to Syracuse.

It is important that Oklahoma gets two running backs in the 2019 class.

The Sooners should feel good about the cornerback crop for the next few years. Outside of junior Parnell Motley, the cornerback depth chart is comprised of freshmen and sophomores.

Safety is a big need in the 2019 class. The Sooners need to get at least three to make up for attrition.

Sometimes this is harder to project because defensive backs can move around throughout their careers. Cornerbacks can become safeties and safeties often turn into linebackers.

The Sooners just signed a great crop of defensive linemen in the 2018 class. For 2019, it seems like defensive tackles are the biggest need. That is where their numbers will be the thinnest after this season.

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