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. 40 – LB P.L. Lindley (6-foot-2, 267 pounds)
What happened last year: An option on special teams, Lindley has played in 27 games during the past three years.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 2. Lindley’s best chance to help Oklahoma would be on special teams as a wedge buster. Although, there are plenty of other options to fill that hole.
Best-case scenario for this season: Like many other players before Lindley on the countdown, the linebacker’s best real chance to make an impact is to become a fan favorite on special teams. A big tackle, a blocked kick, maybe a touchdown: These are the things that Lindley would hope for this season.