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. 55 – C Logan Roberson (6-foot-3, 341 pounds)
What happened last year: Roberson helped lead Harrah (Okla.) High into the state playoffs as the primary lead blocker. That was less than a year ago.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 4. Roberson was a tackle in high school and many thought he’d move to guard at Oklahoma, but after enrolling early with the Sooners, he’s jumped into a big role in the middle of the offensive line. Jonathan Alvarez, who was just a two-star recruit himself, is the obvious starter at center, and there’s no way that Roberson can take the starting spot away from him. Right now, Roberson can play his way into the back-up starting job. In his way right now is likely just Erick Wren. Roberson has a chance to move up as the clear back-up in preseason camp. From there, he’s got some importance.
Best-case scenario for this season: Working into a back-up role as a center or as a guard would be the best case for Roberson. He made great strides in the spring as an early enrollee despite being on campus for just a few weeks. With a full summer workout behind him and all of camp, Roberson could work his way into the back of the rotation.