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. 73 – OT Kenyon Frison (6-foot-6, 289 pounds)
What happened last year: The 6-foot-6, nearly-300-pound mauler took a redshirt in his first year on campus. He watched two of Oklahoma’s great tackles put in work, though.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 6. Frison might be the offensive tackle of the future, but there’s also a chance he’s the offensive tackle of the now. There’s a pretty big logjam at right tackle with probably four players vying for the starting job. It’s not Frison’s to lose, but it is his to win. As the starting – not the back-up – right tackle, Frison holds a lot of importance for Oklahoma. He’s not in that position just yet.
Best-case scenario for this season: So impressive in the preseason camp, Frison wins the job outright – passing Derek Farniok. He stabilizes the one spot on Oklahoma’s line that is still surrounded by question marks and allows fewer than six sacks all season. It’ll be a major test for Frison, who will be even better next year and beyond. He starts every game this season and begins a career as a four-year starter at Oklahoma.