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Without Nealy and Terrell next season who do you think starts at 3-tech and FS? I really have no idea who could step in at these positions day 1.
FS could be Hurd (not good in coverage), Burns (pretty highly rated prospect), Ken Marshall (RS-fish), Everett (prbly our best cover corner) or Kameron Miles (true fish)
3-tech - Ivan Robinson (no Nealy for sure prbly depth guy), Alonzo Williams (needs good offseason), Polo (RS-fish), Hardreck Walker (true fish) or Justin Manning (hopefully)
Feel free to add any other positions.
This post was edited by Chad W 20 months ago
You forgot ken Marshall at FS
Didn't include because we kind of know who will be there. Baggs and Jenkins for sure. Richardson at Sam if he is healthy. If not, then there is a question there, but we have recruited at JUCO level to address depth concerns at LB. I think it will be a strength again next season, but not really much to back that up I guess.
I think overall we will see some guys get moved around a little. The staff has shown the practice of cross training our secondary and the below is what you could see happen...
I think we will see Raven (or Jacobs) get moved to Safety this spring (just to see how things play out). So, i would say we have the following at Safety next season:
Miles, Marshall, Raven/Jacobs (I believe one will get moved while the other stays put), Washington
Matthews, Franklin, Burns, Wiggins
Cornerbacks will be: Harris, Jacobs/Raven (the one that does not get moved), Everett, Ellis, Garner, Sezer
Nickel: Hurd, Raven
As per the DLine, i think Ivan Robinson will get moved to DE if he can NOT put on some more weight... I say the following happens:
SDE: Moore (if he stays), A. Williams, T. Taylor, Brandon Alexander (hopefully he comes around)
WDE: J. Obioha, T. Taylor, J. Arnold, JUCO Player (Z'Darius Smith please)
DT: Ennis, Hatten, Polo M., Walker, Huggins
DT: Zimmerman, Golden, J. Points, Manning or JUCO Player
Overall i just see a few guys possibly making some moves. Again, Ivan Robinson to DE (if he can not put on some weight) while we may also see what Raven or Jacobs can do at Safety during the spring. It will be fun to watch to say the least.
You have Moore and Obioha mixed up.
Burns is just a guy- free safety will be an issue. I think Hurd is the man but maybe Marshall shows something.
I think we really need to be considering what happens at WDE- Moore is almost assuredly gone and we have no edge rushers on the roster. Maybe B. Alexander does something but we really need Z. Smith in a bad way.
Hurd is a playmaker. I just don't know that he is consistent enough in pass defense to play safety. I thought Zimmerman was more of a 1-tech behind Ennis, but I guess if we are in a bad situation we could play both Zimmerman and Ennis although if that happened I would rather have Ennis at 3 tech. He did pretty well there against Bama and Mizzou. At WDE we are in deep trouble if Moore leaves and we don't get Z. Smith b/c the talent drop-off there is huge. I think we will be alright at SDE w/ Obioha, Stansbury and the people we have coming in.
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