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The End of an Era that Never Began: Dorial Green-Beckham

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He was destined to be a Sooner until he chose to be a Tiger. Sooner fans were all but assured that he would grace Owen field, destroying secondaries and giving Big 12 defensive coordinators nightmares.That never happened.

After spurning the Sooners for Mizzou, we watched him begin to reach his potential and terrify the SEC. His stats at Mizzou were definitely respectable 87 catches for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns. After his sophomore season with the Tigers DGB was kicked off the Tiger football teams for issues that we all know to well by now.

Dorial eventually decided to transfer and come back to the program where most Sooner fans thought it should have started. The hope was that he would be declared eligible and lead the Sooners to the promise land coming off a huge win against Alabama (I will not mention this again).

None of this happened. No one was able to see DGB star on Owen Field as he was ruled ineligible. Still yet hopes ran high that DGB would return for the 2015 season, but that ended with the departure of Jay Norvell. DGB declared for the NFL draft. The Dorial Green-Beckham era was over before it even began.

Beckham had to wait until the 40th pick in the 2nd round when his named was called by Roger Goodell. He is now a Tennessee Titan.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">Welcome, DGB!!!&#10;&#10;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TitansDraft?src=hash">#TitansDraft</a> | <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TitanUp?src=hash">#TitanUp</a> <a href="http://t.co/KM9jW2ZHtZ">pic.twitter.com/KM9jW2ZHtZ</a></p>&mdash; Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) <a href="https://twitter.com/TennesseeTitans/status/594288120016797696">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

This pick will either be looked at as a steal, because there is little doubt that Green-Beckham has the ability to be a perennial pro bowl wide receiver. That said he also has the ability to be a complete and total disaster. Time will tell.

Even though we never got to see him in Norman, we wish Dorial Green-Beckham all the best as he enters the NFL.