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1st Team Big East Defense

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by hornfaninbama, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

    Oct 21, 2009
    Sorry mines not as pretty as Phil's.

    Defensive Line

    RE: Jamil Merrill Rutgers 28 tackles, 9 sacks
    Jamil was one of the star D linemen for the Scarlet Knights this season. He is just a Junior so he will have a decision to make during the offseason. Early word out of Piscataway is that he will gauge the interest in him at the next level before making a decision. He is a great pass rusher and spent most of the season in the oppositions backfield. Coach Jenkins is hoping to get him back next season.

    LE: Toby Jackson UCF 30 tackles 14 sacks
    Jackson is the lone defensive rep for the Golden Knights. He is a massive pass rush specialist and averaged over a sack a game. He uses his big frame and long arms to disrupt passing lanes and knocked down 3 passes at the line of scrimmage. He's not the most talented player but his motor never stops and because of that he should have a spot with some team in the NFL next season.

    DT: Torlan Pittman SMU 20 tackles 7 sacks
    Pittman is the senior leader for a stout Mustangs defense and will be hard to replace in Dallas next season. He's not the biggest DT but he's powerful and disruptive. He has the ability to play DE or DT in the NFL. And that should help him catch on somewhere. He's projected to be a late round pick, but he is a similar player to Jay Ratliff who also happened to be a late round project for the Cowboys.

    DT: Scott Vallone Rutgers 18 tackles 6.5 sacks
    Vallone is the 2nd Rutgers player to make the list, and probably the more talented of the 2 defensive linemen. He's very undersized for the NFL, but he was very disruptive on the inside with his quickness. Vallone is probably done with football but will leave NJ as a fan favorite and will drink for free in Piscataway for the rest of his life.


    OLB: Alex Means Air Force 62 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 TD
    Means must be a mechanic because theres no way he could cram his long frame into a flight suit, or cockpit. He is one of 2 Falcons who made the squad, and he will begin his first year of service in June. It will be tough to replace his football knowledge and all around game in Colorado Springs, but he has been mentoring the younger guys and hopes they'll be able to pick up where he left off.

    OLB: Preston Brown Louisville 75 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions
    Brown took home the Best LB TRophy so we knew he would make the conference all-star team. He could return next year for a 4th and final season in Louisville. He is going to gauge interest before making his decision. He is a great tackler who wraps and drives well and supposedly loves Louisville. He could be the star of a very tough defense for the Cardinals next season.

    MLB: Matt Warrick Navy 48 tackles 0 sacks 4 interceptions
    Warrick is the straw that stirs Navy's defense and the sole defensive rep for the Midshipmen. He is the QB of the defense and makes all the calls and his field awareness an recognition skills will be sorely missed in Annapolis. He will take his commission in the spring and begin a new career as an officer in the US Navy. Warrick never rushed the passer in college and ends his career with 0 sacks. But we was very good in coverage and once he wrapped up the ball carrier they were going down. There will be some huge, spit shined, shoes to fill in the middle of the field next season.

    Defensive Backs

    CB: Blidi Wreh-Wilson UCONN 26 tackles 9 interceptions 6 TD
    Wreh-Wilson was arguably the best corner in the country last season pulling down 9 interceptions and he showed a Deion Sanders like flair for the dramatic by taking most of them back for scores. UCONN will miss the 1st round draft pick next season. His size on the outside stopped WR at the line and his blinding speed helped keep them from running away from him.

    CB: Dwayne Gratz UCONN 26 tackles 10 interceptions 1 TD
    It was tough to pass on the Huskies all season long with the 2 ball hawks on the outside, and losing both of them the same season will make it very tough on the coaching staff. Gratz should be able to move on to the NFL next season, but he not as highly thought of as his counterpart. Mainly due to a lack of speed. He should still be able to catch in somewhere and a team will likely take a 3rd round flyer on him.

    FS: Duron Harmon Rutgers 42 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 3 interceptions
    Rutgers may have had the most talented defense in the conference last season as this is their 3rd selection. Harmon will be moving on to the NFL next season, likely as a late round pick. He will be sorely missed in Piscataway.

    SS: Anthony Wooding Air Force 49 tackles, 3 sacks, 4 interceptions
    Woofing will be back next season and figures to play an important role in the Falcons plans. He is great in zone coverage, and a great tackler even if he is a bit on the small side. Look for Wooding to be one of the stars on field next season in the Big East.

    Team Breakdown
    Rutgers: 3
    Air Force: 2
    UCONN: 2
    Navy: 1
    UCF: 1
    Louisville: 1
    SMU: 1
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  2. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

    Apr 14, 2010
  3. BPHusker

    BPHusker Walk On

    Jul 4, 2011
    SIGH... no one on defense either... :\
  4. sreese

    sreese Walk On

    Mar 14, 2010
    I totally feel your pain!!! This should be done like the MLB all star game so even the losers arent reminded how big of a loser they are!!!! I would have been happy with a special teams guy,lol.

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