It's a well known fact that the big guys up front never truly get the credit they deserve. While it's easy to recognize a well-thrown pass by the quarterback or an improbable catch by the wide receiver, the offensive linemen are what make those plays happen.
They're the protectors. They fight in the trenches to keep their teammates safe. They can ultimately be the factor in whether or not a team has a winning season.
For the 2012 season, the Oklahoma Sooners have an established and experienced group of protectors. Three seniors anchor what is likely to be one of the best offensive lines in the country, but the best player might be the lone junior.
Beyond the starters, the depth on the Sooners' offensive line is something to marvel at. The Sooners, who already have received two verbal commitments from promising offensive tackles for the upcoming recruiting class, are going to be set on talent for the next few seasons.
Let's get to know the offensive line a little bit better before this season kicks off.