Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Crimson Countdown: QB Trevor Knight
By Brandon Chatmon
During the summer months, SoonerNation will take a closer look at each player on Oklahoma’s roster in our Crimson Countdown series. Each day, we will analyze each player’s impact on the program since arriving on campus, his potential impact this fall and his long-term impact. Starting with No. 1 Kendal Thompson, the series will follow the roster numerically through our final analysis of No. 99 Chaz Nelson.
Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight is one of three Sooners battling for the starting job in 2013.
Impact thus far: Knight has not made an impact on the field but has impressed with his practice habits and off-the-field commitment during his redshirt season. Teammates praised his ability to make plays while running the scout team last fall. He was solid in the spring game, going 11-of-17 for 151 yards and one touchdown.
Expectations for 2013: Knight is in the middle of a three-man battle to replace Landry Jones as the starting quarterback. Any playing time he gets would probably be seen as Knight exceeding expectations, considering he has been on campus for less time than his competitors.
Best-case scenario in 2013: Knight wins the quarterback job and shows signs that he could become an elite quarterback for the Sooners before his career is done. This would be a terrific scenario for the Sooners, as Knight has four years to play in Norman.
Worst-case scenario in 2013: Knight doesn’t win the job and doesn’t take a snap in 2013. Even if he doesn’t win the job it would be good to see him take a snap or two in a few games this season.
SoonerNation's evaluation for Knight: B. He has done nothing on the field but has shown early signs of being a quality quarterback. Knight appears to be a quality evaluation by Sooners offensive coordinator Josh Heupel.
SoonerNation’s development grade for Knight: A. Can’t imagine a better way to prepare Knight to battle for the starting position this fall. OU gave him the reins to the scout-team offense and he responded well enough to insert himself (and remain) in the quarterback competition.