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. 70 – OL Christian Daimler (6-foot-7, 311 pounds)
What happened last year: Daimler has not played in two years after taking a redshirt as a true freshman.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Suddenly though, he’s thrust into importance as the Sooners primary back-up at right tackle. He’d likely be just a holdover if needed, and there’s a chance the player following him on this countdown would play right tackle full time if starter Dru Samia went down.
Best-case scenario for this season: Daimler will see some action, and it won’t be because of injury. It’s clearly a moment for which he has been waiting. Soaking it up will be the best case for this season.