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. 58 – C Erick Wren (6-foot-2, 317 pounds)
What happened last year: Wren saw action in three games last season after coming over from Arizona Western Community College. Wren served as a consistent back-up in the middle of the offensive line with spot duty.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 2. And that’s where he’ll start in preseason camp. Wren won’t be the long-term answer at center, mainly because he’s a senior. So he has one season to make sure that he’s consistent enough if the Sooners lose Jonathan Alvarez.
Best-case scenario for this season: Nobody screams for true freshman Logan Roberson. If Wren steps in and doesn’t hear the boos, that will be a pretty good year.