We’ve been recruiting size at DB for years. As much kvetching goes on about Gregory the reality is we rely on our DB to do much of the work of Linebackers.
Will Harris tweets they played Nickel+ 76 % of the time. While some people have different numbers I think we’ve all seen this play out.
I suspect we see more Dom Hampton and Julius Irvin play this hybrid safety/lb position while Mackell Esteen sees playing time at corner.
Competition at ILB will be stiff. Calvert, Heimuli and Ah Yoo in play along with Tafisi, Fa’sho and Sirmon. To get playing time you’re going to have to ball out.
This defense could be mean if the offseason work is done
Competition will be stiff, but it will be stiff among all unproven or average guys.
I don’t see any BBK, Bierra, Victor, Mason Foster or Donald Butler.