I'm looking for Hunter to have a breakout year and become a 1st round pick... He has the athletic ability, length, and speed to be a 4-3 rush DE in the NFL.
My only concern with the DL is at the DT positions... I think Lacoutre will be a solid player for us. If he can be be a consistent run stopper and deflect some passes (he's like 6'5) I'll be happy. Q. Thomas is my biggest question mark....Usually guys that don't start until their 4th year aren't going to be dominant. Hopefully I'm wrong and he shines this season but honestly I would be happy with him just being an average LSU DT. Especially if Bain and Gilmore can come in and contribute (which they will have to if we want to win it all this year)
Bain and Gilmore have to be in the game to keep Lacoutre and Q. Thomas fresh.. If we can rotate those 4 guys at the DT position and none of them stick out as a weak link, we will be fine... And if you add in Herron (idk if he'll actually play DT or DE) we will finally have back the depth we need.
And a possible frosh (Valentine) could come in and contribute if he doesn't show up in August at 330 lbs....
This post was edited on 7/3 at 11:21 pm