OU Countdown: Freshmen O-line

Three linemen could form the future of the Sooners interior

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.

OL Cody Ford (6-foot-4, 322 pounds); OL Dominique Hearne (6-foot-3, 288 pounds); OL Dru Samia (6-foot-5, 280 pounds)

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What happened last year: Samia was slated as a four-star player, while Hearne and Ford earn three stars apiece by the end of their senior seasons.

Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 2. It’ll be unlikely if any of the three crack the rotation. Although, there’s always the chance that Oklahoma needs one. Samia might be the first called upon as he’s got the potential to play tackle or guard. These three could all wind up as the future of Oklahoma’s interior offensive line, though. They shouldn’t need to play early, but they’ll need to develop.

Best-case scenario for this season: Redshirts for all. There’s no reason for them to play without injury. That is unless they can’t be kept off the field.


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