Originally Posted by ChiTown
REALLY concerned about the DL. I think we'll make due in the back 7, but the front 4
Beyond Britz and Finau, there just isn't enough quality bodies and experience to get you through an entire Season. We have been EXTREMELY fortunate this year to have kept the majority of our DL injuries as minor. We need JC bodies all over this line to provide depth an maybe some starters.
Linebackers are an issue, but Slaughter (Redshirted this season as a SR) has a lot of experience, Mikey Moore is a stud as a RS FR, and Tre should be more than serviceable coming back from his injury. We just need a few quality JC's for depth. FR Will Davis, who RS'd this year, could be a real sleeper.
D-Backs will be fine with the return of Zimm. Dante Barnett has been fantastic as a true Frosh starter at Safety. At CB, I was never a big Bubba Chapman fan, and Nigel has been a shadow of himself compared to last season. REALLY like Randall Evans game and upside in coverage, and I think Kip Daily will be a Bubba equivalent. Morgan Burns should slide in as a nice DB in Nickel coverage - which we run a shit ton in this League.
I agree the line is the scariest part. It is what it is though. Every program has that down year or two with fresh faces after a bunch of seniors leave. Just have to hope the kids respond to LHCBS the same way this group has.
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