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Sooners Illustrated breaks down the Oklahoma roster, one player at a time

Erick Wren has played his way into a back-up role for the Sooners

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.

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