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Who Needs to Step Up? Part 1: Offense

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Many got their first look at what is in store for the Sooners for the 2015 season at last Saturday's spring game. After watching on Saturday, definite questions still remain as Spring practices wind down and summer workouts begin. The following series will address players who need to continue to make strides in order to see the 2015 season be a success. First up is the offense. Here are several of the players that must step up.

1. Josiah St. John

According to many St. John is ready to slide in at the Left Tackle position and protect the blind side of whoever wins the quarterback competition. St. John will enter his senior season with some big shoes to fill as he attempts to follow Tyrus Thompson. St. John definitely has the size 6-6/309, but as of yet his abilities haven't translated yet on the field. Part of that was him being behind Thompson (who figures to be a drafted fairly higher in the NFL draft) and part of it stems from him not quite being able to put things together at this point.

St. John's success or failure will go a long ways to determining what type of season the Sooners have.

2. Dede Westbrook

Dede has already passed all the tests asked of him to date. The JUCO transfer (and early enrollee) has taken to the field and drawn rave reviews. He is lightening quick, had a great spring game, and appears to be solidifying himself as a starter. A player like Westbrook is a must, as the Sooners can't continue to rely on Sterling Shepard as the only legitimate receiving threat on offense. I look for Westbrook to star this season, and quite possibly challenge for the team lead in receptions and yards.

3. A Quarterback

I don't care who starts, I just want someone who limits mistakes, makes wise decisions, and is capable of directing Lincoln Riley's offense. I have full faith that Riley can and will take what is at QB and make something out of very little, but as of yet, that guy hasn't stepped up.

Who do you think needs to step up on offense?