There is no ifs, ands or buts about it: losing Jalen Redmond for 2020 is going to be felt for Oklahoma.

The redshirt sophomore defensive tackle stormed onto the scene his second-year at Oklahoma. Redmond lead the Sooners in sacks (6.5) and was top-three in tackles for loss (11).

SoonersWire can confirm the former four-star prospect from the state of Oklahoma was dealing with a lingering shoulder injury and hasn’t practiced much, if it all, ahead of the 2020 season. Redmond missed most of the 2018 season due to blood clots. It is undetermined if he opted-out due to health concerns of COVID-19 or to rehab and be ready for the 2021 season.

The 2019 Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year LaRon Stokes Jr. returns and redshirt freshman Kori Roberson is healthy and ready for 2020. Stokes was one of the steadying forces for Oklahoma in 2019, playing a discipline, sound game for much of last season.

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