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. 73 – OL Quinn Mittermeier (6-foot-5, 265 pounds)
Redshirted in his first year on campus
What happened last year: Coming over from Butler Community College, Mittermeier took a redshirt.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Mittermeier is a depth lineman if there ever was one. Coming over from JuCo and kind of under the radar, Mittermeier will find himself third on the depth chart at their offensive tackle positions. He’s more likely to slot in at right tackle than left just because of his natural style.
Best-case scenario for this season: Mittermeier could play his wait into a back-up role behind Dru Samia, where he’ll be battling Christian Daimler – among a small handful of other players. He could win that back-up job but likely would never be a long-term answer if Samia were to suffer an injury.