Oklahoma Sooners football: Could Dorial Green-Beckham win a Heisman in 2015?


TV ratings were down for this year’s Heisman Trophy ceremony, which isn’t too much of a surprise.

Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota was the clear-cut favorite for the last month of the season, and to no one’s surprise, he walked away with college football’s most prestigious individual award this past Saturday night.

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Mariota became Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner, which is a great accomplishment for their program. Though, OU boasts five players who share the title “Heisman Trophy winner” and have a park on the east side of the stadium with statues of every Sooner who has won the award.

Oklahoma, though, hasn’t seen a Heisman since Sam Bradford won the bronze award in 2008. But does OU have any potential Heisman Trophy candidates for next season? ESPN thinks there is a possibility.

Max Olsen writes Dorial Green-Beckham could be a sleeper pick to win the Heisman next season.

"“This is an absolute shot in the dark and perhaps a pointless one. The biggest “if” here is really whether DGB elects to go pro after a season of practicing with the Sooners. If he spurns the draft and rewards Bob Stoops’ faith with another year in Norman, Green-Beckham should be one of the Big 12’s most talented players in 2015. The Heisman traditionally has no love for receivers, but DGB is good enough to put up crazy numbers for the Sooners next year.” – Max Olsen, via ESPN"

Obviously, Olsen points out the biggest “if” for DGB winning the Heisman. Is he even coming back for his one year of eligibility?

A lot of fans might think Green-Beckham will jump ship, but DGB has a lot to gain from one more year in school.

Oklahoma rarely lets down two seasons in a row, even though it’s somewhat felt that the past few years. Regardless, DGB could be involved in a very exciting 2015 Oklahoma offense and greatly improve his draft stock.

Whether Trevor Knight or Baker Mayfield or Cody Thomas is under center, they will have Sterling Shepard on one side and DGB on the other. That’s really fun to think about.

Dorial Green-Beckham could put up some huge numbers with the right offensive scheme, and if he is still the DGB that ripped apart SEC defenses, he could make a strong case for some national awards in 2015 if he returns to school.

However, what do you think? Not to say he’ll win the award, but is DGB OU’s best shot at a Heisman Trophy? Vote below and leave us a comment with your thoughts.