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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Crimson Countdown: DT Torrea Peterson

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. 94 Torrea Peterson
Defensive tackle. 6-foot-3, 280 pounds, junior

Impact thus far: Peterson has been on campus for three years yet has never made a significant contribution. His lone action was five games in spot duty during the 2011 season, which he finished with three tackles and one tackle for loss. This season is a critical year for Peterson’s OU career.

Best-case scenario in 2013: Peterson matures and becomes a key, consistent contributor along the interior of OU’s defense. He has been in the program for three seasons, so he should know exactly what it takes to be a productive player at OU, and he has the talent to contribute.

Worst-case scenario in 2013: Knowing OU needs him to play along the interior, Peterson doesn’t strive to become a consistent impact player. That could force the Sooners to decide to keep him on the sidelines and would be a major blow to the overall depth at the position.

SoonerNation's evaluation grade for Peterson: D. Had Peterson been a superb evaluation he would already have made an impact on the Sooners during his first three years on campus. He has not.

SoonerNation’s development grade for Peterson: C. The Sooners could have played Peterson more during his freshman and sophomore seasons with an eye on having him ready to play a key role in 2013.