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    Where are we shorthanded?

    For you guys that follow the roster and recruiting a lot more closely than more casual observers such as myself I have this question.

    What position are we short on? Last year it was obviously corner and opted to play an injured AA over a healthy Tiller? Are there any positions given the current recruiting class that will get ugly if we lose a guy for some reason and if so what? Barring a large number of injuries or other issues will we have enough depth everywhere?


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    Re: Where are we shorthanded?

    i would say LB is going to be very sketchy.



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    Re: Where are we shorthanded?

    Linebacker is a concern



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    Re: Where are we shorthanded?

    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    For you guys that follow the roster and recruiting a lot more closely than more casual observers such as myself I have this question.

    What position are we short on? Last year it was obviously corner and opted to play an injured AA over a healthy Tiller? Are there any positions given the current recruiting class that will get ugly if we lose a guy for some reason and if so what? Barring a large number of injuries or other issues will we have enough depth everywhere?
    LB and Safety will be thin and young.



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    Re: Where are we shorthanded?

    LB, we have bodies, but they are unproven. I think what we have will be pretty good by mid-season but I think there will be some growing pains along the way. Honestly, right now, I like where we are depth wise everywhere. There are places we need improvement but they are also places where freshman rarely step in and become very effective right away. I would say those places would be RB and WR, which seem to be our deepest spots right now. Our Dline needs work and I think we addressed that with Rony Nelson and potentially another JUCO, but generally speaking, the Dline is hard to improve with just one class. Defensively, I think this class is a great class. I think we got a few guys who have a huge upside. I think we have moved to recruiting big DB in hopes to bulk them up and move them to linebacker. This class has plenty of speed on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, I think we got a potential stud in Jared Barnett along with a potential game breaker in Shontrelle Johnson. We also added two slot guys that I think have the ability to change a game because of their ability to catch a short pass and turn it into something big. Jarvis West could be that explosive return threat that we seemed to miss last year.

    Overall I could not expect a more balanced, high potential class here at ISU for PRs first full class. It was also pointed out in Kirk's blog that this should not be considered a "first full class" for PR. I would consider next years class his first full class.


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    Re: Where are we shorthanded?

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    LB, we have bodies, but they are unproven. I think what we have will be pretty good by mid-season but I think there will be some growing pains along the way. Honestly, right now, I like where we are depth wise everywhere. There are places we need improvement but they are also places where freshman rarely step in and become very effective right away. I would say those places would be RB and WR, which seem to be our deepest spots right now. Our Dline needs work and I think we addressed that with Rony Nelson and potentially another JUCO, but generally speaking, the Dline is hard to improve with just one class. Defensively, I think this class is a great class. I think we got a few guys who have a huge upside. I think we have moved to recruiting big DB in hopes to bulk them up and move them to linebacker. This class has plenty of speed on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, I think we got a potential stud in Jared Barnett along with a potential game breaker in Shontrelle Johnson. We also added two slot guys that I think have the ability to change a game because of their ability to catch a short pass and turn it into something big. Jarvis West could be that explosive return threat that we seemed to miss last year.

    Overall I could not expect a more balanced, high potential class here at ISU for PRs first full class. It was also pointed out in Kirk's blog that this should not be considered a "first full class" for PR. I would consider next years class his first full class.
    In my mind, only one thing would make this class more balanced and that would be signing a HS DT stud like Kirksey or another DL commit. Other than that, I think the staff covered most of the bases this year. I love the overall athleticism of this class.



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