14.Dec.2011 Recruiting Defensive Tackle
Looking at the roster, the DTs are as follows:
- Brandon Bennett
- Andrew Seumalo
- Castro Masaniai
- Naali Robbins
- Mana Tuivailala
- John Braun
Braun and Masaniai are converted offensive lineman. Robbins and Seumalo converted defensive ends. Bennett is an unknown–there is absolutely zero film on the guy. Robbins has a low ceiling.
The Beavs have struck out with Visesio Salt. That leaves Josh Banks, an unknown, as the only JC option right now. With the passing of Thompson, it's imperative to move prized recruit, Issac Seumalo, to defensive tackle.
How I long for the days of average Pac-12 level DTs like Gerard Lee. Beavs can't even land a guy like that anymore, though.
However, Mike Riley insists he's content with the DT talent. My question: are you?