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. 71 – OL Bobby Evans (6-foot-5, 288 pounds)
What happened last year: Evans missed most of his final prep season with a torn ACL but watched his high school, Allen (Texas), reach the Class 6A Division I state championship game.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. It still remains to be seen whether Evans will play a role at all this year because of his injury. If Evans takes a redshirt, that’s not a bad option because as one of the top 100 players in the 2015 recruiting class, he’ll play a role eventually. Evans could be a multi-year starter for Oklahoma when it’s all said and done. He’s just not going to see much of the field this year.
Best-case scenario for this season: Getting fully healthy. Evans’ best season would be one where he doesn’t wind up on the sideline again.