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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Crimson Countdown: OL Kyle Marrs

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.

No. 78 Kyle Marrs
Guard, 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, redshirt freshman

Impact thus far: Marrs hasn’t made an impact on the Sooners thus far after redshirting during his first season on campus in 2012. This season will be his opportunity to start to make a mark as a Sooner.

Best-case scenario in 2013: Marrs provides depth along the offensive interior and increases the overall competition for playing time at guard. He played tackle in high school but should be getting more and more comfortable at guard with each passing week.

Worst-case scenario in 2013: Marrs simply isn’t ready to compete for playing time as a redshirt freshman. That would be a disappointing development for OU, particularly if the injury bug ravages the position like it did in 2012.

SoonerNation's evaluation grade for Marrs: C. Marrs improved quite a bit during his redshirt season but still has a ways to go before he becomes a significant contributor for the Sooners.

SoonerNation’s development grade for Marrs: A. Redshirting Marrs in 2012 was definitely the way to go, and he seems to be adding strength and putting himself in position to be a contributor during his OU career.