OU Countdown: Matt Dimon

Depth defensive lineman could find time in a rotation

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. 94 - DE Matt Dimon (6-foot-2, 274 pounds)

13 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 0.5 sacks

What happened last year: Dimon played in eight games last season – bringing his career total to 20. He missed more than a month with injury. Dimon saw his most action in the season opener against Louisiana Tech. He had four tackles and half a sack in that game. After that, he had nine tackles and a half tackle for loss.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Even outside of the incoming freshman, Dimon is still fairly down the depth chart at defensive end. Even though he was a four-star commit out of high school, Dimon doesn’t hold a ton of necessity this season. He has to start producing at some point. If he doesn’t, Oklahoma will have others ready to step in.

Best-case scenario for this season: Winning the back-up job behind Charles Tapper would be a perfect season for Dimon. He’s far more likely to be in the rotation along with four other players: Charles Walker, Dwayne Orso, Neville Gallimore and D.J. Ward.

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