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BKU was a big DE 6-4 285 after losing his weight. SO I am thinking what if Bigelow or Vanderdoes lose some weight add some muscle, could they be a DE like BKU. Either one would have the potential to just over power OT. maybe like a Reggie White.
That could provide an opportunity to recruit another big time DT perhaps a M Adams or someone else out there?
If we need a DE to go along with Hatcher what are our chances flipping a Carl Lawson?he and Hatcher at DE would be awesome. I know Lawson had a not so good moment at Opening . But he is a rare talent at DE
This post was edited by JES 2 years ago
If we can get one of these guys to play like BKU we are going to have a very special player. Cant wait to see this future D line play together.
Seeing that Bigelow is catching passes from David Sills this summer as a member of his 7 on 7 team, I would guess that he has pretty good quicks for a big man.
Who plays DT in your scenario? If you have two 5* DT's, play them at DT.
I'm sure they could but not as effective as BKU.... With the way the conference spreads out the field and airs it out, it would be a disadvantage from the years when BKU was here. College football as a whole has evolved to pass first league.
This post was edited by Heavincent12985 2 years ago
Fitted will be a big time DE. We're good with him. I'm sure Bigelow will play some SDE but he will not be needed there full time. There's no substitute for a great DL particularly interior DL
They could...Bigs for sure, but I'd keep them both on the interior where they could be a terror playing side by side. Besides, Townsend and Williams already fit that mold. Also, don't forget about Fitts.
Sidenote: I hope Christian Thomas gets moved back to WDE.
Will never know what will happen once they got here but looks like Eddie Vanderdoes is tailor made to be more successful inside. Bigelow is more versatile among that two, and will probably get to try to play outside but I really see him playing inside for USC in the future. In some plays I think he will play some defensive end.
The bottom line though is that they will be feared inside the pac12 and outside it for those four years.
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Lawson isn't coming. Auburn has, by a pretty wide margin, the best defensive front 7 class in the nation and they still have a very good shot at pulling Adams.
I think BIG and EV can and will play some of both. EV recently said ogeron wants him 5 tech first and then down to 3 tech. Wish EV was 6'7 to fit the Oregon 3-4 DE.. Would have been exciting for the ducks but now is USC's gain.
Not true. Auburn has Lawson and Dee Liner. After those 2 its Tashawn Bower, who is good but Fitts is better. I'll take Vanderdoes and Bigelow plus Fitts over those three. I know its subjective and could go either way but to say by a wide margin is ridiculous.
This post was edited by NEmeans124960 2 years ago
FRONT 7. They also have the #1 LB in the nation, and 3 other highly recruited ones committed.
I actually looked past the front 7 comment because the topic was DL, so naturally that's the position I concentrated on. So yeah, with Reuben foster (best LB prospect I've seen in years) and johnson they do have a better front 7 of commits. I will say, IMO, USC's DL is better
Didn't he commit to the Alabama Department of Corrections this last weekend?
Yep...2 weeks in a row at that.
Had this conversation (very similar at least) with another board member a couple days ago. I felt that if we are going the smaller quicker route at LB, then we need to go bigger on the D-line. 2 300 pounders inside and a 280-290lb SDE. Did not make the Specific comparison to Udeze, but mentioned that Bigelow could potentially be a SDE for us. For us to be a dominant defense, with smaller quicker backers, then we have to have some big, bad mutha suckas playing on the D-line. Personally I am a fan of 6'6 long DE's coupled with smaller, explosive linebackers, with 2 dominate DT's playing on the inside. Always easier said than done.
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Agree with this. EV is a 3 tech period. Prototypical one at that. Bigelow, depending on how his body matures, could very well become either a SDE or a 3 or a nose. Tough to tell at this point.
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