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 Jarvis Baxter (No. 1 on the roster) and working all the way down to Marquise Overton (No. 98) 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. 16 – DB Michiah Quick (5-foot-11, 183 pounds)
9 receptions, 103 yards
What happened last year: Quick’s success at receiver shrunk from his freshman year. He had trouble finding a place in the rotation and was noticeably unreliable.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Quick is a major wild card. As a receiver, he doesn’t have much value. But now he’s at cornerback, a position no one has seen him play since high school. Bob Stoops said recently that Oklahoma liked Quick at cornerback in high school, and there’s a chance that Quick could play a significant role in the secondary. Right now though, it’s impossible to really grade out his true importance as a corner back.
Best-case scenario for this season: Could Quick go from depth chart receiver to starting cornerback? Nobody really knows right now? But he definitely could play his way up the depth chart, maybe even backing up Jordan Thomas at some point. As a senior, Quick could play a big role. But again, he’s just a huge wild card right now.