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For me its Torrodney Prevot and its not even close.
First of all he plays our biggest need position at DE with some flexability to play rush OLB. At DE next year we have a currently hobbled Julien Obioha and a pipe dream Brandon Alexander who has been the next big thing for the last 2 years now. Julien has played fantastic as a true freshman but he is still undersized and gets pushed around a great deal. He needed a redshirt year but we had no choice but to play him this year. Despite his limitations he will clearly be our best DE next year. Unfortunately there really is no proven force on the other side at DE for next year. We've been hearing about Alexander for 2 years since we beat Texas for his signature. He may pan out, he may not. I have no clue. As of now though he is an unknown commodity. Alonzo Williams played in the Cotton Bowl in Obioha's absence and he got dominated. The first series he was pushed around wherever the OU OL wanted to put him. He definitely needs at least one full year in the weight room before seeing the field again. Not much IMMEDIATE help currently committed either (big fan of Jay Arnold and Points but they both will need a year in the weight room as well). Things get very scary if you consider the possibility that Obioha may injured again next year.
We are not going to be able to find a strong willed 260-270 lb. DE to go up against 6'7" 330 lb. Cyrus Kouandijo by next year BUT we can find someone who can go around him. And that super stud is Torrodney Prevot. The most important attribute a player can have in college (except at QB) is their "get off". How fast are they at the snap of the ball. Its the reason not every 6'7" 330lb kid makes a good college OT. They have to be able to move. Prevot can counter what he lacks in size with his speed. His get off is second to none.
Daeshon Hall makes for an interesting counter-argument but I think that argument is only won on the notion that Hall will eventually become the better player b/c of his higher ceiling. Which is probably true. He is 6'6" but he is thinner than Ed Pope and not as quick off the line as Prevot. Torrodney wins out because he can come in next year and be better than anyone we have outside of Obioha. And we need somebody for next year. Hall could certainly be the better player after 2 years but we don't have that kind of luxury at DE. We need an impact player right now. Sign him, get him to a generous 245 lb. by our first game and I will feel good about our ends next year.
I like those 2 as well. Get a couple guys to grey shirt and get some defensive guys in here.
Prevot, Kenny Hill, and Claiborne
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Would probably have to go with Terrodney Prevot, assuming we keep Hill and Claiborne.
My other #1 target would be Ashawn Robinson-for no other reason than just to take him from the horns.
1A is Prevot
1B is Hall
But both are takes
We'll probably finish with Larue, Hall, and Prevot. One spot from E. Williams, one from Griffin not qualifying, and one from a greyshirt or decommit.
Go back and look at some tape of Tyrell Taylor "going around" left tackles and tell me how that worked out for him. Von Miller isn't even quick enough to get around tackle without them getting a hand on him. Tyrell was about the same size as Prevot and as soon as those left tackles got their hand on him he got thrown to the ground like a rag doll.
Now if you want to argue that Prevot can be an OLB, then you may have a case but I'm not sure he has everything else you need athletically to play OLB. He may, he may not. I am 100% confident that if you're expecting him to be a force at DE as a true freshman at that size you are going to be sorely disappointed.
This post was edited by Wild Turkey 18 months ago
hall and prevot would be my top two choices right now and it wouldn't even be close.
If we don't Hill, we have to get K.M. in the class of 2015.
Prevot is as much of a project as Hall at 6'3 200 lbs.
Hall is listed at 6'6 235-240.
Id say Hall #1 and then Alexander, then Prevot. I don't think prevot helps us at DE next yr.
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