Ranking the Most Important on Offense: No. 24

Throughout the month, Sooners Illustrated is breaking down the most important players on the current offensive depth chart, and here's the second day of the countdown.

No. 24:

Player: Adam Shead

Position: Backup right guard

The rundown: Shead, who is behind Tyler Evans on the depth chart, emerged out of Cedar Hill (Texas) High School in 2009-10 as a four-star lineman and the No. 7 offensive guard in the country. That year, he earned a number of awards, including all-region by PrepStar, first team all-district and first team AP All-State. He even graded at better than the 90 percent level with his 127 pancakes. Since then, he has redshirted and improved in the offseason. The other offensive linemen rave about his heavy hands and his punch on defensive linemen in run and pass protection.

Expectations for 2011: Evans is the clear starter there with his experience and the obvious fact that he is a returning starter. But Shead has the potential to really bolster this portion of the two-deep if he can continue to get better with his feet and use his solid upper body technique.

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No. 25: David Driskill

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