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Looks like a good fit for Rumph's 3 technique. We know Hyde is a 1, and Bell is likely a 5 after he puts on some weight. We need a 3 and a LB/DE in this class as well. Any idea who our top target at LB/DE is now that Drennon is off the board? Mike Mitchell? Jeremy Benjamin? Haynes? Dowdell?
Our front for the immediate future:
NT (1): Cobble/Coleman/Chapman/Hyde
DT (3): Rumph/(Coleman?)/Davis/Graffree/Chapman
DE (5): Ukwu/Huguenin/Douglas/Davis/Newton/Bell
RE (7): Dupree/Paschal/(Bell?)
We seem to be solid and have multiple bodies at the front three, but we're in dire need of some depth at Rush.
I would like to get both this kid and Washington for next year to go with Coleman who will be a sophomore this year. They would add epth and fill the gap in when Cobble and Rumph move on. Then, we would have this year's freshmen (Graffree and Chapman) the year afterward with an outside chance (IMO) of hopefully still adding Ross. That doesn't even begin to add in Hyde and crew for the 13 class. That would be a solid DL line for four straight years (and then some) counting this one.
This post was edited by rompcat 21 months ago
Wow, totally forgot about Washington in my little list. I think his length limits him to the 1, with potential to play the 3 as well.
We don't flip our down linemen but we do flip the Sam and Rush - strongside/weakside. Therefore our DT's need to be able to play both the 1 and 3 tech while the DE's must play the 3 or 5 at times.
Heck yeah, load up on the DL whenever possible.
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Can you ever have too many quality DTs?
Especially after going season after season with just 2 on the roster.
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article JD did on the guy 2 weeks ago, seems tight with Turner since his MSU days.
Kentucky has its eye on a junior college defensive lineman from Mississippi who may come to Lexington for a visit later this month.
Man. That would be great to land this kid.
Thought when Washington confirmed his re-commitment it might end our recruitment on Jackson. Glad it hasn't. Shows Joker knows he needs to get impact players from day 1 at the most important position in the SEC, lessens the impact of losing Rumph and Cobble after '13 and just brings in a stud DL. Adding Washington and Jackson to go along with Hyde, Bell and likely another DL is huge.
Really hoped we'd be able to flip Webb again and get Drennon too...
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