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. 18 – WR Dahu Green (6-foot-4, 201 pounds)
What happened last year: After being a late addition to the recruiting class, Green appeared in seven games as a freshman but didn’t record a catch. He was targeted, and to some, he should have recorded a catch or two – and maybe even a touchdown. He was the most used freshman receiver last season.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. During the off-season, Green appeared to fall in the depth chart. It seems as though he was temporarily passed by fellow freshman AD Miller. He’s a depth receiver heading into the season, but he has the tools and potential to be Oklahoma’s starter opposite Dede Westbrook. Anything he really contributes would be a plus in his second year on campus.
Best-case scenario for this season: At 6-foot-4 with solid speed, Green has the measurables to make an impact on the field for Oklahoma. His hands still need work, but if he can make that jump then double-digit catches and his first career touchdown is well within reach.