OU Countdown: Alex Dalton

Interior lineman looks to serve as multi-purpose back-up

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. 63 - C Alex Dalton (6-foot-14, 297 pounds)

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What happened last year: First year on campus equaled a redshirt for Dalton.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 4. There’s not much of a chance that Dalton sees much playing time behind center Ty Darlington, but there could very well be a rotation at guard. Dalton would be a big part of that. If Dalton sees any kind of playing time this season, it’ll be behind Jamal Danley or Nila Kasitati. Next year, Dalton very well could be in line to start for Oklahoma.

Best-case scenario for this season: At best, Dalton is looking at a back-up role at guard – and maybe center. There isn’t much of a chance for him to crack the starting line without serious struggles from Danley. He could play his way into being the top back-up during preseason camp – eventually putting himself in position to possibly start in place of Kasitati or Darlington next season.


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