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Report: Dorial Green-Beckham Transferring To Oklahoma Is A Possibility

One of the most talented wide receivers in college football is currently without a team. Dorial Green-Beckham, who caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns through two seasons at Missouri, was dismissed from the Tigers' program in April. 

It was reported that Green-Beckham was originally transferring to Eastern Illinois--an FCS team that would allow him to play immediately--but CBS Sports later claimed that the wide receiver was considering skipping the 2015 season all together to prepare for next year's NFL Draft. 

Now, NewsOk.com is reporting that it's possible that the player many refer to as "DGB" could end up at Oklahoma. 

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From the story:

Sources with knowledge of Green-Beckham’s situation have indicated there’s at least marginal interest in bringing the troubled superstar to Oklahoma.

Jason Kersey, who has covered Oklahoma football for The Oklahoman since May 2012, gives three reasons why the transfer makes sense and three reasons why it doesn't. Mostly, Oklahoma could use some wide receiver help, they recruited the former five-star prospect in 2012, but Bob Stoops' history suggests he wouldn't take a troubled player. Kersey also doubts that Green-Beckham would be willing to sit out a season, though the wide receiver could redshirt in 2014 and have two years of eligibility remaining. 

The Sooners could use the help. Three of Oklahoma's top four receivers from 2013--Jalen Saunders, Lacoltan Bester, and Jaz Reynolds--are now in the NFL. 

In 2015, Oklahoma's wide receiver depth chart, without Green Beckham, could look like: 

  • Sterling Shephard, senior, caught 51 passes for 603 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013
  • Durron Neal, senior, caught 13 passes for 176 yards in 2013
  • Derrick Woods, junior, caught two passes for 79 yards in 2013

The Sooners also have some wide receivers redshirting and its 2014 recruiting class included two four-star wide receivers. 

Green-Beckham would almost certainly be the most talented wide receiver on the roster if he were to transfer to Norman. 

[NewsOk]