OU Countdown: Marcus Green

Redshirt freshman will look to make a special teams impact with Sooners

During the next two months leading up to the Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Sooners Illustrated will breakdown the Oklahoma Sooners’ roster, starting with Dominique Alexander (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Dwayne Orso (No. 99) and the incoming freshmen.

We’ll look at last year’s performance, the best-case scenario for this season – without projecting injuries – and what each player means to the short-term or long-term success of the Sooners.

No. 14 - CB Marcus Green (6-foot-1, 181 pounds)

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What happened last year: Green took a redshirt in his first season and is definitely not transferring from Oklahoma.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 2. Depth is important, and that’s exactly what Green will provide. It’s always better to have a capable body, especially one at 6-foot-1, that can make plays with speed.

Best-case scenario for this season: Like most of Oklahoma’s potential top special teamers, Green’s best chance to shine would be by making plays – and maybe even scoring or creating a turnover – in the third phase of the game. Green might see spot time in the defensive back rotation and has a chance to win the No. 3 cornerback spot. He could win that battle in the preseason, but it would take one heck of a camp.


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