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With Loston being the lone returning safety with signifigant experience. What scenario do you see happening to kind of fortify the position? Is Thompson or Sandolph ready to hit the ground running? Or do you see a last minute surprise this year with a S that can step in right away and play?
It's always hard to replace an All-American and great leader like Eric Reid was, but I thought Ronald Martin played well this year. I look for him to be a solid player next year. Thompson also seems like a promising kid.
Watch Priest Willis today and hope we get him.
"That was Death Valley,". "That was the place where opponents' dreams come to die. Coach Les Miles after the LSU - South Carolina game.
Thompson is no slouch. He is almost physically as big as Reid, He is fast and a smart kid. I think he and Martin, Sandolf and Loston will do just fine at safety. Mills has the other corner so if we can get two-three CB's to step up we should ok in the secondary.
LB I am not too worried about as we have a lot of depth and Chavis will get the right combo on the field.
DT- If logan comes back and we get a freshman or two to step up we will be ok.
DE and the one CB spot worries me the most. Over all I think we are going to be ok.
I think they're telling Priest Willis that he can compete more for the Simon / tall corner role, as opposed to safety.
Willis at CB to start for sure.
Safety is 1 area of the team I am not concerned about. Loston and Martin played a ton, Thompson is a beast and Sandolph has looked great on Special teams.
Thompson and Sandolph both played as true freshmen so you have two sophomores, a senior in Loston and a junior in Ronald Martin.
I think it's imperative they sign another guy in this class that can play safety and that is where Priest Willis could come into play and he is fine with getting a look at CB and safety.
You also may see Rickey Jefferson get a look at safety but this news of Reid is something the staff recruited for all along so they were prepared for the possibility.
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