After being heralded as Oklahoma’s next superstar quarterback, Spencer Rattler was benched and is now in the transfer portal. Rattler, who at one time was the number one quarterback prospect in the country, was believed to not only be the player most likely to be the number one overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, but also the Heisman favorite. Six months later, Rattler is now part of the massive turnaround at Oklahoma.
Benched in favor of superstar true-freshman and former five-star quarterback Caleb Williams, Rattler rarely saw the field after struggling to produce. In nine games, Rattler started six of those games, producing 1,483 passing yards, 11 touchdown passes, and five interceptions. He was benched after struggling to give Oklahoma any momentum against Texas, which was the game Williams took over and won the thriller for the Sooners. Rattler played some down the stretch in relief in a similar vein to Williams in the Texas, but didn’t end up getting much going.
Now, Oklahoma faces a transition period. Lincoln Riley’s departure to USC led to multiple de-commitments from high-profiled recruits. However, the University has reportedly hired Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
Where can Spencer Rattler go to improve his NFL Draft stock for 2023?
With Williams taking over the starting role, Rattler going through the transfer process. A transfer could lead to him improving his draft stock and getting himself back on the map, but what schools could lead him to that?
There are two clear-cut favorites that could land the still talented, but raw, prospect and a dark horse team that I believe could benefit from Rattler’s skill set. Any of these places could provide him the situation he needs to turn his NFL Draft stock around for 2023.