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. 76 – TE Sam Grant (6-foot-6, 275 pounds)
1 reception, 1 yard, 1 touchdown
What happened last year: Grant evolved from rarely used depth lineman to goal line blocking tight end. He even caught his first pass, which just happened to be a touchdown. Grant made a play for more snaps and the role as the primary goal line tight end.
Level of importance for Sooners (1-10): 3. Grant’s snaps will be few and far between, but when they show up, they will be important. He’ll be counted on to make a big block – or a big fake – when the time comes. That is when he’ll have to produce.
Best-case scenario for this season: Grant should be able to pick up another touchdown this season. He’ll make one or two big plays, some might not even notice. No reason to think that Grant won’t come through.