So I realized I can’t do any more previews for position groups because I just don’t know the roster or players well enough. “How can you write a blog about the Beavs and not know this stuff, Angry!?” I can hear the anti angry crowd now.
Well, because I couldn’t watch Mike Riley football anymore, so I lost most of last year. Miss one year, and you are pretty much unable to review positions. QB, RB, WR are all easy. But do I know the health status of a bit player like Kellen Clute? Nope. So I can’t even review the TEs. I do love Nall and Smith, but they both need to toughen up (I’d also like to see Nall double as a LB).
Based on the official site’s roster, on the offensive line I like Harlow, Andrews, Clarkson, Seumolo, Stanton, and I guess after that Mitchell and Delp. Brandel, Lucas, and Fifita should all be in the mix as true freshman, imo, if they can help right away. I think all three are good looking prospects. Regarding the OL, I don’t know if the guys I listed are all healthy, and I don’t know much about the other guys listed on the roster. I’ll be following all of this closely under GA, but I was just so done with Riley that I couldn’t watch games and lost touch with the roster. I asked readers to help out with an updated list, but nobody had one. So, that’s my O-line review.
LBs I like are Luchien and Willis. Bright Uqwoegbu is interesting. I’m not at all a fan of Songy, Saulo, or Mageo. Thin position, and Ryan Nall hopefully helps out here.
DTs: Grimble. Peko and Aydon are intriguing. The rest of the guys I don’t know much about.
DE: Extremely thin. Fuimaono (the C.C. transfer) should play right away and help out. I’ve always liked Lavonte Barnett, but the rumblings I’ve heard are that he doesn’t have passion for football. I’d pencil in these two guys as the starters. Jashwa James is probably the reserve.
CBs: I know some of these guys (Hunt..who else? Isn’t Hayes gone?) on the official site aren’t on the roster anymore. Anyway, there’s some depth at CB. Scott will obviously start; Okonoko is a guy I like. Irvine could compete right away. There are some other options like Crawford who some people like, though I am not a fan of his.
S: Justin Strong, and a bunch of other guys. Arnold was once considered a top prospect. Does he get his act together? He doesn’t seem like a GA type of player. Shawn Wilson is a good looking “athlete” who could wind up at safety. Noland-Lewis is…maybe serviceable. Not a whole lot to get excited about here other than Strong.
That’s all I’ve got. Tell me who you like and why? Or someone I forgot, etc.