Oklahoma freshman Brendan Radley-Hiles isn’t short on confidence.
ESPN posted a video celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the 1998 NFL Draft. Former Michigan star Charles Woodson went No. 4 overall in that draft.
Woodson, of course, was the first defensive back to win the Heisman Trophy. But Radley-Hiles thinks he can be the second.
Pt. 2 Coming SOONER than y’all think.. https://t.co/leZ7Hdm12O
— B. Radley-Hiles (@Bookie_44) April 18, 2018
On This Date: 20 years ago, 3 legendary Heisman finalists took the first step in their Hall of Fame journey. pic.twitter.com/7wT4fL3ujZ
— ESPN (@espn) April 18, 2018
Rivals.com rated Radley-Hiles as a 5-star prospect coming out of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.).
The freshman defensive back doesn’t have any game experience under his belt, but he’s gaining momentum as a freshman that can immediately contribute to the Sooners defense.
Expectations were already high for the No. 17-ranked player in the 2018 recruiting class by Rivals. But winning a Heisman Trophy? That’s taking it to another level.
Defensive players struggle to gain serious consideration for the Heisman.
Woodson was the last defensive player to win the award. But the likes of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh were invited to New York in recent years as Heisman Trophy finalists.
Radley-Hiles would have to put up unprecedented numbers, deliver a string of highlight-reel plays and Oklahoma winning games is a must.
Oklahoma’s last Heisman Trophy winner, Baker Mayfield, had all the confidence in himself. Radley-Hiles seems to fit the same mold.