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Oklahoma addition listed as one of the top graded EDGE transfers in the country by PFF

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The Oklahoma Sooners once again hit the transfer portal hard, hoping to fill holes heading into the SEC next season. One thing that has been glaring these last two seasons is the lack of a pass rush.

So, the Sooners went out and signed one of the best in the portal. Miami (OH) transfer Caiden Woullard signed with the Sooners. He finished last season with 41 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. That helped Pro Football Focus grade him as the sixth-best EDGE rusher who hit the portal this offseason.

That was massive for Oklahoma. The Sooners have to get more of a pass rush next season where they don’t have to blitz all of the time to generate that pass rush. If they are able to do that, that will allow them to do a lot more things defensively with their linebackers as well as helping out their defensive backs in the back end.

The Sooners already possess one of the more experienced defenses in college football, and Woullard’s three years of playing experience helps. While last year was his breakout year, he had a steady sophomore season, finishing with 29 tackles, five tackles for loss, and four sacks.

The question now is, is the speed of the game too much for him to handle with him moving up from a Group of 5 conference to the premier conference in the land? Only time will tell.

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By: Jaron Spor
Title: Oklahoma addition listed as one of the top graded EDGE transfers in the country by PFF
Sourced From: soonerswire.usatoday.com/2024/02/20/oklahoma-sooners-football-2024-transfer-portal-caiden-woullard-miguel-chavis-brent-venables/
Published Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2024 15:00:57 +0000

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