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Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Skip Johnson fills staff, Mark Andrews receives praise, and more!

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Good afternoon, Sooner fans!

We’ve talked quite about about Mark Andrews this week, but we’re certainly not alone. NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has listed Andrews as his top tight end to watch during the 2017 season. Here’s what he had to say about one of the OU offense’s deadliest weapons:

“Andrews is very crafty at adjusting his routes and has learned how to catch defenders on his hip and keep them there during the catch. Andrews is a former receiver with the ability to challenge all three levels, and he has enough size to be a mismatch for defensive backs. He plays with desired acceleration out of his breaks to create separation. He has the athletic ability and footwork for slick runs after the catch. Look for Andrews to become Baker Mayfield's safety blanket and add more touchdowns to his already impressive 14 TDs in 50 career catches. What would really make scouts happy is to see Andrews chew a little more glass as a run blocker.”

I wouldn’t count on the last thing he mentioned, but all of the praise Zierlein gives to Andrews is justified. If he improves on his numbers from his first two seasons, expect Andrews to become a very rich man.

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