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. 99 - DE Dwayne Orso (6-foot-6, 294 pounds)
What happened last year: Orso took a redshirt his first year on campus.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Orso will be a big part of the Oklahoma defensive line rotation. He’s a natural defensive end but has the size to move inside on occasion to play tackle in a 4-man front. Still, Orso is another part of the rotation.
Best-case scenario for this season: Would standing out just enough to be considered a primary back-up be a good season for Orso? When he’s definitely not there on the depth chart right now, the answer would have to be yes.