June 25, 2024

Pair of Oklahoma offensive linemen declare for NFL Draft

Andrew Raym and Tyler Guyton have made their NFL Draft decisions.

Starting center Andrew Raym and right tackle Tyler Guyton announced their decisions Saturday afternoon, choosing to forego their final seasons of eligibility in favor of entry into next spring’s draft. Both players went through Senior Day festivities prior to Oklahoma’s regular-season finale against TCU despite having additional eligibility remaining.

Oklahoma center Andrew Raym declares for 2024 NFL Draft - On3

Raym, who has posted photos on social media of himself training out in Los Angeles, has been the Sooners’ starting center for most of the last three seasons. He started all 12 games as the anchor of the offensive line this season, with 17 starts over the prior two seasons. He has played 2,196 snaps along the offensive line for Oklahoma during his career, according to Pro Football Focus, giving up six total sacks across more than 1,100 pass-blocking opportunities.

Guyton, who started his career at TCU before transferring to Oklahoma prior to the 2022 season, has appeared in 19 games over the last two seasons for the Sooners while making 14 starts at right tackle. He did not start any of Oklahoma’s final three games this season, missing the West Virginia game due to injury while being available but not playing against BYU and then seeing limited snaps in the season finale against TCU, as Jacob Sexton took over the starting job at right tackle late in the year.

Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma, Offensive Tackle

Guyton is projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick, according to The Athletic’s NFL Draft expert Dane Brugler. ESPN NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller has Guyton as the No. 4 offensive tackle prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft.

With Raym and Guyton both off to the NFL Draft, Oklahoma will be replacing four key contributors who started multiple games along the line this season. Along with losing Raym and Guyton, starting left tackle Walter Rouse and starting right guard McKade Mettauer have exhausted their eligibility. The Sooners will also lose interior lineman Caleb Shaffer, who used his final year of eligibility after transferring into the program from Miami (Ohio) last offseason.

Oklahoma returns the likes of Sexton, Cayden Green, Troy Everett and others up front. The Sooners also recently picked up a commitment from Michigan State transfer Spencer Brown, who has 24 career starts, most of which have come at right tackle.

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