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.
What happened last year: The duo combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns during its final prep season. Both were late additions to the Oklahoma class, coming after the Sooners’ coaching change on offense.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Oklahoma needed to add to its receiver rotation, so in come Green and Miller as late additions: Lincoln Riley’s specific choices to add to the class. The two increase the Sooners’ rotation to more than 10 possible candidates. They might be at the bottom of that list, and behind fellow incoming freshman John Humphrey, who was an early enrollee, as well. Both will have work to do, and it seems as though it’ll be Miller who makes the first impact. He’s getting high praise in summer workouts.
Best-case scenario for this season: Miller has a chance to crack the rotation as an adept back-up – capable of playing any of the four primary receiver positions. He has a nice blend of size and speed that could result in a dozen catches or so – maybe a late-game touchdown in mop-up time as well. Green, however, looks bound for a redshirt. He has a lot of potential and if he can realize it, he could play a bigger role that Miller. Green’s biggest weakness is route running. Put it all together and he could become a must-play sort of receiver.