OU Countdown: Dallis Todd

Redshirt freshman receiver is trying to work his way into the rotation, starting lineup

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. 19 – WR Dallis Todd (6-foot-5, 201 pounds)

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What happened last year: Todd watched from the sideline in his first season on campus and took a redshirt.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 5. Right now, it seems like Todd is the frontrunner as a primary back-up on the outside behind Dede Westbrook and Sterling Shepard. If that remains the case, Todd will have importance in Oklahoma’s hoped 10-man rotation. Todd’s importance comes in giving new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley options with the rotation. The more talented receivers that Oklahoma has at its disposal, the fresher those receivers will be at any times. At this point, it’s as much about quantity as it is quality. Todd can provide both.

Best-case scenario for this season: Like Michiah Quick, Todd’s best impact on Oklahoma would be centered around being good enough to allow Shepard, Oklahoma’s best and most proven receiver, to line up anywhere on the field. If that’s the case, Todd is probably looking at around 20 receptions and just less than 500 yards. There might be two or three touchdowns thrown in there, too.


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