Our D-Line actually is very good, and our linebackers are young but very talented.
I agree about the linebackers but I don't see how you can say this about the D-line. None of the projected starters have experience as full-time players.
DT - Johnson started 3 games last year and Ferguson hasn't started a game yet in his career.
Obviously Freak is a mega-talent. I think the only question with him is consistency, which is extremely important in stopping the run.
Ferguson seems to have good power and overall athleticism for his size, but is he a playmaker? No sacks in 2 years. 1.5 TFL.
Then, where will the depth come from? Thomas? Johnson? A true freshman? I don't know that I feel comfortable about any of those options.
DE - No DE on the roster has started a game. Also, all the DEs on the roster are below 260. I like the potential of Rasco, Hunter & Allen, but they could struggle in the run game going up against some of the bigger tackles.
I do think/hope Jordan Allen could surprise with the technical aspect of his game. I've noticed he is very cognizant of using his hands, and using moves on a blocker as opposed to relying on speed & power. As good as they were, that's one area where Mingo, Montgomery & Edwards never really fully developed imo.