Just hours after picking up a graduate transfer cornerback Adrian Baker from Clemson, the Cowboys landed Cal offensive tackle Aaron Cochran.
Glad to say that I’ll be continuing my collegiate football career at Oklahoma State University! #GoPokes
— Aaron Cochran (@Cochran_Aaron) April 12, 2017
Cochran is 6-foot-8, 350-pound left tackle from California, who is also a graduate transfer, meaning he will be immediately eligible to play this fall.
Aaron Cochran played in 28 games the past 3 seasons, while getting 16 starts.
Cochran is expected to be the answer for Oklahoma State at left tackle following the departure of Victor Salako, a second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2016.
Here is what Cochran had to say to ESPN’s Jake Trotter:
Cochran on picking Oklahoma State: “I loved the environment, loved the school. I like what’s going on there. I want to be a part of it.”
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) April 12, 2017
Assuming Cochran lands the starting job at left tackle, the Pokes will have four seniors on the offensive line — right tackle Zach Crabtree, right guard Larry Williams, center Brad Lundblade and Cochran. The only non senior: sophomore left guard Marcus Keyes.
This offensive line should be drastically improved from its struggles just a couple years ago, giving Mason Rudolph, James Washington, Justice Hill and company even more protection in what could be an incredibly explosive season for this offense.
While many are starting to compare this season to the 2011 Oklahoma State team led by Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon, the offense may be just as good, but there are still question marks on defense. While Adrian Baker helps the secondary, the cornerback position in particular has a ton of inexperience.
Regardless, it’s shaping up to be a fun season in Stillwater.
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