Agree, along with Tight End. After Austin Pope, we have a bunch of bodies that haven't proven anything. We need at least one other guy, two really, to step up and perform, especially with Austin being somewhat injury prone. Jim Chaney loves those two tight end sets.
Yup. Simonton posted an article the other day mentioning we ran 2 TE sets 41% of the time. He pegged Fant as a guy to watch, though I believe we also have 2 second year guys in Brown and Lowe that have upside.
Watching his highlight he seems to be all over the field, in one clip it looked like he was playing safety. This guy would be a great grad transfer to snag, give the incoming freshman a bit more time to get ready, take some pressure off Roman, JJP, Crouch too.
I'm not so worried about the TE room.
Pope, Fant, Brown, Warren, Lowe and then with Beckwith you've got some versatility there. I think he'll be used more like a HB than a true WR or TE. Great size and very dynamic with the ball in his hands.
I think Cox is projected to be an ILB in our standard 3-4 if he comes here. As you know though, Pruitt and Ansley haven’t really been committed to just one defensive alignment and we spent a fair amount of time in an odd alignment 3-4, some 4-3, and a lot of nickel. So, I think he’s primarily an ILB here in the 3-4 variations and in the nickel but I could see him being an OLB in the 4-3 and in obvious pass rushing situations.