The defensive line will be much improved from '12. Yes I realize that we lose a likely 1st rounder(Mingo), 2nd rounder (Montgomery), 3rd Rounder (Logan) and a 5th rounder (Lavar). But we are absolutely exploding with talent on the D-line.
I think the '13 group will have 2 things that the '12 group didn't. A hunger and no sense of entitlement.
In the off season last year we kept hearing about our D-line saying that they were going to be the GOAT and this year it's: Jordan Allen and Danielle Hunter are working their asses off, Rasco is showing great ability to get to the QB, Freak has become a leader and Ego Ferguson is just quietly going about his business and continue's to get better and better. I honestly believe this year's D-line will impact the game much more than last years did.
Freak will finish with more tackles for loss and sacks(4.5) than Mingo.
Rasco will have more sacks than Montgomery(8).
Ego will finish with more tackles(45) and sacks (2) than Logan.
Danielle Hunter is going to have a motor that won't quit and will constantly get into the backfield.
Jordan Allen will be this year's defensive player that sub's in and will be just as impactful as a starter (Ron Brooks/Lavar Edwards)
ETA: Offensive Prediction: La'el Collins finishes the season as the one of the top 3 Offensive Tackles win the nation with Taylor Lewman and Jake Mathews. Goes Pro and is off the board in the first 10 picks.
This post was edited on 3/29 at 11:28 pm