OU 15 questions for spring '15: No. 9

The countdown of OU's biggest spring questions continues as we look at redshirt freshmen.

Oklahoma spring football is just around the corner. Coming off a disappointing 2014 season, all Sooner fans are looking forward to turning the page to 2015.

Every edition of spring practices bring along questions, but there has arguably never been a more fascinating and uncertain spring than the one OU is about to begin.

Sooners Illustrated is here to help. During these next 15 days, we are going to pose one major question each day regarding OU’s 2015 spring football issues.

The countdown will end March 6, the final day before OU’s first day of practice and coincidentally, OU’s second junior day event and OU basketball’s showdown vs. Kansas in a huge day in OU sports. After spring practice, we will revisit these same 15 questions and see what has been answered and what remains left to be figured out.

Question No. 9: What redshirt freshman is ready to break out?

There are a couple of quality choices in the offensive line with tackles Orlando Brown and Kenyon Frison, and it’s tough to go against them, but there’s one more option.

Wide receiver Dallis Todd felt like a sure-fire hit when he arrived last summer. Few anticipated a redshirt year from the former four-star prospect.

But as he arrived, a hamstring injury limited him in camp. It wasn’t crippling by any means, but as a true freshman, any injury before the start of the season can pretty much seal your fate.

So there was Todd, decked out in his No. 19 jersey, and just sitting on the sidelines and waiting for his chance to play.

That chance is now. With OU opening up the playbook again, the Sooners are going to need all the receivers they can find. Somebody has to emerge, and the smart money is on Todd definitely being one of them.

Todd excelled on the scout team, especially during the latter half of the season. As long as he can easily make the transition from Jay Norvell to Dennis Simmons, he should be OK.

The 2014 receiving group received rave reviews when they signed. This season should be the start of seeing that in action, and Todd, with his size and speed, is going to be there every step of the way.


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