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#1 Daniel Seahorn

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:51 AM

With the spring game in the rearview mirror and the coaching staff about to hit the road to see recruits during the evaluation period, recruiting is about to become the primary focus once again before hitting the summer lull on calendar. We are often asked how we see the recruiting class playing out and which recruits we think will end up factoring in come National Signing Day. While we won’t always have the answers, we will always provide you with the facts along with our opinions mixed in along the way.

 

This piece falls in the opinion category and the aim is to generate some discussion as we kick off the part of the year that most college football fans dread, as they count down the days until the season kicks off. In this article, each individual on the HornSports staff was polled to see which five recruits in the 2018 recruiting class they considered to be must haves in regards to Texas. This doesn’t mean these guys are necessarily going to end up at Texas, but it is more of a top priority list based on the individual’s preference.

 

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Keaontay Ingram

 

With D’Onta Foreman declaring for the NFL Draft, the coaching staff has a tall order filling his shoes. Even though the staff signed Toneil Carter and Daniel Young this past cycle, they still need to sign a stud running back this cycle. It’s a down year in-state, but Ingram is a stud and his ability to be a catch the ball out of the backfield makes him an even bigger asset in the new offense.  When Urban Meyer is personally recruiting you, then you know you are doing something right as a player.

 

BJ Foster

 

When you debate about who the top player in the state of Texas is this cycle, then the conversation has to include Foster. The five star safety from Angleton has long been high on the Longhorns, and would give the class one heck of a headline and credibility within the state. When I saw Foster at The Opening as a sophomore last summer, he already looked like he belonged as one of the nation’s elite prospects. Despite him missing most of his junior season with an injury, my feelings remain unchanged on Foster.

 

Anthony Cook

 

The highest rated prospect of the Lamar trio, Cook is one of the highest rated and most polished corners in the entire country. While Jalen Green certainly has a case for being the state’s top corner, Cook hails from “DB High” and would keep a talent rich pipeline steadily flowing towards Austin. Getting  D’Shawn Jamison and Al’vonte Woodard in the boat certainly wouldn’t hurt Texas’ chances with Cook down the line.

 

Rafiti Ghirmai

 

With Connor Williams likely being a three and done NFL talent, and right tackle already being a liability, Ghirmai is an easy pick for me in this class. Like running back, it’s a down year in-state at the tackle position, but Ghirmai is a high upside prospect that holds offers from some of the top prospects in the country. Texas needs more bodies like Ghirmai in the pipeline, as they prepare for life without Williams on the blind side.

 

Max Wright

 

While this recruitment started off as a long shot, the race seems to have tightened a bit and the Longhorns are in the thick of things along with Texas A&M. Wright easily had some of the most enjoyable and dominant tape I turned on of any recruits this cycle, and from the moment I got a chance to watch him I knew he was going to rank highly on my list of must have recruits. Texas needs more difference makers in the front seven and Wright is exactly that.

 

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Anthony Cook

 

There’s a reason Cook is the No. 2 ranked corner in the country. It is essential for Texas to reel in the Houston Lamar product. Not only could they use the depth at corner, but also reeling in the 5-star could have a domino effect on the other Texas recruits coming out of Houston Lamar. If Texas lands Cook, they will also be in even better shape with Al’vonte Woodard and D’shawn Jamison. Cook also has the potential to be an early contributor for the Longhorns. His talent out of the secondary is worth the hype.

 

Keaontay Ingram

 

As seen this spring, Texas is having depth issues at running back. With injuries piling up and Chris Warren III possibly heading to the NFL contingent on a good year, Texas must restock the position. Fortunately, Ingram is the perfect candidate. After the Texas State Championships last season, Ingram really blew up. He carried Carthage to the state title, rushing for 2,225 yards total in the 2016 season. After Junior Day Ingram was close to pulling the trigger and committing to Texas, but wanted to take his time in the process. Texas stands in a very good position with Ingram. If they miss out on the Carthage product, they will have to look out of state for a running back. Tom Herman and Stan Drayton do not want to do that.

 

Brennan Eagles

 

Eagles is the perfect candidate to come into the Texas offense and factor in at outside wide receiver. The main issue for Texas? Their wide receiver corps is stacked. It also certainly does not help that Eagles is being recruited by the likes of Clemson, LSU, and Ohio State. Tom Herman and Drew Mehringer are going to have their work cut out for them until February in this recruitment. With Collin Johnson likely only being here for two more seasons, this staff needs to find an outside threat capable of replacing him. By the time Eagles arrived on campus, he could even be Johnson’s compliment on the outside. It’s a good equation for Texas, but they must execute. Eagles wants to see how Texas performs this season. He is not interested in rebuilding a program. He wants to win, and wants to see Texas win. If Herman gets at least 8 wins in 2017, they will be squarely in the mix for Eagles.

 

Malcolm Epps

 

The tight end position is the biggest area of need for Texas. With Reese Leitao only having a small chance of making it to campus, Cade Brewer needing a redshirt season, and Andrew Beck not being consistently healthy, Texas must take at least 1 tight end in ’18. Unfortunately the top target on the Longhorns board, Mustapha Muhammad, is trending heavily towards Michigan. The next target on Texas’ board is Dekaney tight end Malcolm Epps. As of right now, this recruitment appears to be split 50/50 between Texas and Texas A&M. The issue for Herman right now is that he cannot use the tight end much in his offense because of injuries.

 

Hopefully, Herman will be able to utilize Andrew Beck enough in 2017 to show ’18 tight ends enough to bring them on board. Another positive on this is that Texas could take 2 tight ends in both Malcolm Epps and Bralen Taylor. If Taylor were offered, Texas would be in a good position. However, the lack of an offer has hurt the Longhorns with Taylor at the moment. Tom Herman has some ground to make up if/when he offers Taylor. For now, he should focus on Epps.

 

Rafiti Ghirmai

 

Texas is hurting at right tackle on the offensive line. In another year they will be hurting at left tackle, too after the almost inevitable departure of future NFL offensive linemen Connor Williams. With this in mind, Texas must land a tackle in the 2018 class. The best available tackle that Texas has a legitimate chance with is Rafiti Ghirmai. Texas is the early favorite for the Frisco Wakeland offensive tacle, but other major programs are creeping in. Alabama, LSU, and Florida are all legitimate threats for Ghirmai. Derek Warehime has some serious work cut out for him down the road. However if Texas lands Ghirmai, they may have a solution to one out of 2 problems at offensive tackle.

 

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Mustapha Muhammad

 

Texas has needed a playmaking tight end for a very, very long time. Texas has missed on the top in-state prospect at tight-end every single year since 2009. In fact, last year was Texas’ best in-state haul at the position since MJ McFarland back in 2011.

 

Texas needs to reverse this trend this year, and bring in a top tight end who can play early. This year, that prospect comes in the form of Mustapha Muhammad, Fort Bend Ridge Point’s 6’4” 235 pound, do-it-all tight end. Muhammad is by far the best tight end in the state. It is extremely rare to find a complete tight end that is polished in both catching and blocking right out of high school. He’s a guy who would be in the fight to be a starter the moment he stepped on the field at Texas.

 

Rafiti Ghirmai

 

Connor Williams will not be playing for Texas in 2018. Longhorn fans might as well start to come to terms with that fact starting now, so the pain is dulled when he declares for the NFL Draft. Behind him are a bunch of guys who are unproven at the college level. This means Texas is seriously lacking depth at the tackle position.

Unfortunately, the state is not incredibly loaded this cycle when it comes to the offensive tackles. That’s why Texas needs to land Ghirmai and he is a top priority. The 6’5” 290lbs Frisco Wakeland product is the closest thing in this cycle to a sure thing. He has displayed impressive power and technique along with having the best film of any offensive lineman in the state.

 

After a few big misses in 2017, Texas really needs to hit on Ghirmaii Ghirmai to start to establish some solid depth at the tackle position.

 

Anthony Cook

 

Next year there is a very good chance Texas loses one or two of their top corners to the NFL. Tom Herman has been on record saying that he is only comfortable with three corners this year. Texas needs to stockpile corners in the 2018 class, especially since this class is loaded with them. This move to stockpile must to start in Houston with Anthony Cook, the top cornerback in the state.

 

Cook is a ferocious corner. At 170 pounds, he plays with the strength of 220 pounds and knows exactly how to use his hands to maximize that strength. He is a great and polished cornerback with a very high ceiling. Texas will need a corner who can come in and provide instant, reliable depth the second he puts on burnt orange. Cook is capable of being that guy.

 

Alston Orji

 

Texas has been searching for an answer at inside linebacker since Steve Edmond and Peter Jinkens left.  Texas has not been able to land a high school prospect at the position for a few years now. This leaves Texas in a position where they have three juniors at inside linebacker and basically no one else behind them. Texas needs to start building depth here fast and Alston Orji seems to be the answer.

 

There are a lot of publications out there that currently are not high on the Rockwall linebacker; however, I was impressed with what I saw from him when I watched him during camps this spring. Orji displayed something that I find very important for linebackers, especially in a pass happy league like the Big 12: coverage ability. When Orji drops back he displays sound field awareness, understanding of responsibility, and ability to break on a ball.

At 6’2” 220 pounds, Orji is strong enough to take on an offensive guard and adept enough at the pass rush that he’ll fit a Todd Orlando scheme easily.  Orji is the best linebacker in the state that Texas has a shot with. Since this year appears to be a down year at the linebacker position, Orji is a must get.

 

Leon O’Neal Jr.

 

I don’t think I’ve met a recruit with that is more outspoken and has more work ethic than Leon O’Neal Jr. Although it is something you can’t always tell, I’m almost positive O’Neal really does have the mindset necessary to succeed at the next level.

 

And that’s not all that he has. Along with his mindset he has length, speed, size, and polish. He’d come into the Texas and maintain a steady stream of necessary talent at the safety position and become a coach on the field later on in his career.

 

On top of all this,  O'Neal has clout. If Texas were to sway O'Neal to sport the burnt orange, then they would immediately be in a good position for the vast majority of the talent in state. He is a must get.


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#2 Daniel Seahorn

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:52 AM

Do you agree with our choices? 

 

Who are your five must have recruits for this recruiting cycle? 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

Do you agree with our choices? 

 

Who are your five must have recruits for this recruiting cycle? 

 

Honestly don't know enough to really have an opinion.  .. .

 

Couple of things.

 

If Casey had not committed, would he be in the Top 5 mix?

 

I will again chastise you guys for not mentioning their positions. . . don't follow recruiting like I used to.  . .damn work getting in the way of priorities.

 

Also, would each you give your way too early "chrystal ball" % projection or even just a high medium low probability of TEXAS landing each?

 

Having said that, really like the read.

 

Agree you need a QB, RB, 2 OLs 2-3 DBs and 2 DLs in every class. . .just to keep depth solid.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:20 AM

This is awesome.

 

Mine would include:

 

-Cook

-Foster

-Ghirmai

-Eagles or Waddle

-Coburn



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

Honestly don't know enough to really have an opinion.  .. .

 

Couple of things.

 

If Casey had not committed, would he be in the Top 5 mix?

 

I will again chastise you guys for not mentioning their positions. . . don't follow recruiting like I used to.  . .damn work getting in the way of priorities.

 

Also, would each you give your way too early "chrystal ball" % projection or even just a high medium low probability of TEXAS landing each?

 

Having said that, really like the read.

 

Agree you need a QB, RB, 2 OLs 2-3 DBs and 2 DLs in every class. . .just to keep depth solid.

-Daniel Seahorn-

 

Keaontay Ingram RB

BJ Foster S

Anthony Cook CB

Rafiti Ghirmai OT

Max Wright DE

 

 

-Harrison Wier-

 

Anthony Cook CB

Keontay Ingram RB

Brennan Eagles WR

Malcolm Epps TE

Rafiti Ghirmai OT

 

 

-Will Baizer-

 

Mustapha Muhammad TE

Rafiti Ghirmai OT

Anthony Cook CB

Alston Orji LB

Leon O’Neal Jr. S


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

 

-Daniel Seahorn-

 

Keaontay Ingram RB

BJ Foster S

Anthony Cook CB

Rafiti Ghirmai OT

Max Wright DE

 

 

-Harrison Wier-

 

Anthony Cook CB

Keontay Ingram RB

Brennan Eagles WR

Malcolm Epps TE

Rafiti Ghirmai OT

 

 

-Will Baizer-

 

Mustapha Muhammad TE

Rafiti Ghirmai OT

Anthony Cook CB

Alston Orji LB

Leon O’Neal Jr. S

 

 

Thank you, CoachEmUp! I was just about to do this. Saved me some time lol.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:36 AM

Honestly don't know enough to really have an opinion. .. .

Couple of things.

If Casey had not committed, would he be in the Top 5 mix?

I will again chastise you guys for not mentioning their positions. . . don't follow recruiting like I used to. . .damn work getting in the way of priorities.

Also, would each you give your way too early "chrystal ball" % projection or even just a high medium low probability of TEXAS landing each?

Having said that, really like the read.

Agree you need a QB, RB, 2 OLs 2-3 DBs and 2 DLs in every class. . .just to keep depth solid.


I almost put Thompson in mine due to the fact he is close to several top targets and will be giving them a hard sell from now until NSD. He barely missed the cut.

As far as probabilities I will allow the guys to chime in on their picks, but mine read like this as of today:

Ingram: Medium

Foster: High (by far the most likely of the group)

Cook: Medium (Going to be a heavyweight fight, but Texas has some factors working for them)

Ghirmai: Medium (Kid loves Texas, but this one is going to being a dog fight with programs like Alabama recently getting in the mix)

Wright: Low to mediumish (A&M has been the heavy favorite for some time, and while Texas has made up ground I still think A&M is the likely destination)
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:37 AM

Honestly don't know enough to really have an opinion.  .. .

 

Couple of things.

 

If Casey had not committed, would he be in the Top 5 mix?

 

I will again chastise you guys for not mentioning their positions. . . don't follow recruiting like I used to.  . .damn work getting in the way of priorities.

 

Also, would each you give your way too early "chrystal ball" % projection or even just a high medium low probability of TEXAS landing each?

 

Having said that, really like the read.

 

Agree you need a QB, RB, 2 OLs 2-3 DBs and 2 DLs in every class. . .just to keep depth solid.

 

If Casey was still uncommitted, he would be out of my top 5. 

 

Right now Texas stands in a good position for a handful of these guys.

 

Keaontay Ingram - 80%

BJ Foster - 95%

Anthony Cook - 50%

Rafiti Ghirmai - 60%

Max Wright - 40%

Brennan Eagles - 65%

Malcolm Epps - 50%

Mustapha Muhammad - 20%

Alston Orji - 50%

Leon O'Neal Jr. - 40%

 

These would be my percentages based on where Texas stands with each recruit right now. A lot can change from here to February, so take these with a grain of salt. 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:56 AM

If Casey was still uncommitted, he would be out of my top 5. 

 

Right now Texas stands in a good position for a handful of these guys.

 

Keontay Ingram - 80%

BJ Foster - 95%

Anthony Cook - 50%

Rafiti Ghirmai - 60%

Max Wright - 40%

Brennan Eagles - 65%

Malcolm Epps - 50%

Mustapha Muhammad - 20%

Alston Orji - 50%

Leon O'Neal Jr. - 40%

 

These would be my percentages based on where Texas stands with each recruit right now. A lot can change from here to February, so take these with a grain of salt. 

 

I don't think I'd be as high on Keontay Ingram.

 

I think he's starting to look other places. Not saying there is no way he goes to Texas. I'd just knock down that prediction about 30-40%.

 

Rafiti Ghirmai I feel better about.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:04 AM

Honestly don't know enough to really have an opinion.  .. .

 

Couple of things.

 

If Casey had not committed, would he be in the Top 5 mix?

 

I will again chastise you guys for not mentioning their positions. . . don't follow recruiting like I used to.  . .damn work getting in the way of priorities.

 

Also, would each you give your way too early "chrystal ball" % projection or even just a high medium low probability of TEXAS landing each?

 

Having said that, really like the read.

 

Agree you need a QB, RB, 2 OLs 2-3 DBs and 2 DLs in every class. . .just to keep depth solid.

 

If Casey hadn't committed I would've put Justin Rogers in there.

 

For the guys I choose:

 

Mustapha Muhammad - 35% If it happened today I'd pick Michigan. 

Anthony Cook - 49.999% It's close between Texas and Ohio State. And I think tOSU has the slight edge.

Rafiti Ghirmai - 70% I'm pretty comfortable with the staff ability to close this one.

Alston Orji - 30% Texas went silent on Orji for a while. No they have to work their way back into his good graces. Wins would help do that.

Leon O'Neal Jr. - 50% Leon is hard to read because he like everything and everyone. But the staff has great ties here and he has some burnt orange around him. This will still be a fight to the finish with A&M, and OU


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

Some things I noticed about you all's picks and an observation.

 

Two players were picked by all 3 of you.

Anthony Cook and Rafiti Germai

 

Only one other player was picked by at least 2 of you.

Keontay Ingram

 

Based on what I read from the various sites, most surprised that B. J. Foster was not picked by at least 2 of you if not all 3. 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:29 PM

Some things I noticed about you all's picks and an observation.

 

Two players were picked by all 3 of you.

Anthony Cook and Rafiti Germai

 

Only one other player was picked by at least 2 of you.

Keontay Ingram

 

Based on what I read from the various sites, most surprised that B. J. Foster was not picked by at least 2 of you if not all 3. 

 

I didn't pick Foster because Texas has such a big lead with him. He is a must have, but someone I feel very confident about. Would rather focus a pick on someone else. 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:00 PM

I almost put Thompson in mine due to the fact he is close to several top targets and will be giving them a hard sell from now until NSD. He barely missed the cut.

As far as probabilities I will allow the guys to chime in on their picks, but mine read like this as of today:

Ingram: Medium

Foster: High (by far the most likely of the group)

Cook: Medium (Going to be a heavyweight fight, but Texas has some factors working for them)

Ghirmai: Medium (Kid loves Texas, but this one is going to being a dog fight with programs like Alabama recently getting in the mix)

Wright: Low to mediumish (A&M has been the heavy favorite for some time, and while Texas has made up ground I still think A&M is the likely destination)

 

 

None of your top 5 are TEs. We have to hit a home run at TE this cycle. Thats not your fault or mine, but hopefully we're getting close on a TE for this class.

 

I'm not feeling it with Ghirmai. Don't know what it is, but I see him going OOS.

 

You have to have a 5A for some OU commit that we can flip. 5B is the aggy flip. Might have to have a 5C on that one, too. lol  Hurting those two is always a priority for me. lol



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:44 PM

A TE with a pulse should be the number 1 must have on any list. After that, I agree that we need to upgrade the OTs and RBs.

Good list, but I don't really have much of a clue on high school recruits...I'll take your word for it.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:21 PM

Great topic and lists. My 5 must haves are:

1. Anthony Cook - Landing Cook would not only get the Horns a shutdown corner from day 1 , but it would go a long way in getting the other two of the Lamar trio. In addition, it keeps a top flight Texas target at home

2. BJ Foster - Like Cook, Foster is a future NFL caliber player from Texas that must stay in-state.. I feel BJ is the lynchpin that sets this class up for success. Texas would be set at the S position for years to come.

3. Malcolm Epps - Texas is in desperate need for a high quality TE for this offense to really be potent. Epps feels that need.

4. Keondre Coburn - Always need top level DL and OL targets to keep the rotations fresh and effective. Coburn fills the need for a DL group losing Ford next year and with a lot of unproven players (Southall, Daniels, and Christmas)

5. Brennan Eagles - Eagles is a freak WR that tore it up in the Houston camp. Tall, physical, imposing WR like Collin Johnson. Can you imagine a Johnson and Eagles duo on yhe outside?

I need two more, I'll stop it at 5 since that's what you're asking.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:41 PM

I've always thought Johnson-Burt would be a formidable duo on the outside. Burt made a splash but its been thud ever since.

 

 

 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

Mine would be as follows:
1. Cook. We have to capitalize on the strength of this class.
2. Ghirmai. Only 1 Tackle on the team has been worth a damn and he's about to move to the NFL. Ghirmai is the recruit with the highest chance to replace that production talking to Texas.
3. Muhammad. He could easily become the best tight end in program history. Day 1 starter potential.
4. Coburn. Our best DTs are upper class men. We have some depth but some of those could transfer. He could come in and immediately get into the rotation.
5. Foster. Could end up being the best player in the state. The embarrassment if we lost this one would be enormous.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:58 AM

Don't really know enough about individuals to name names so I'll go this route.

 

The best TE we can possibly get.

The best OL we can possibly get.

The best DL we can possibly get.

Then the absolute two best stud players we can possibly get regardless of position.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:52 AM

1.  Anthony Cook  best CB available and Houston Lamar is loaded from year to year

2.  Keondre Coburn  rare for a prep DT to carry his weight as well as he does, great motor, rarely takes a play off and gives UT access to a program that the Horns haven't recruited well in the past.  The Meekins brothers should assure a commitment.

3.  Rafiti Ghirmai  winning starts up front and seems to be more available than Matthews or Blanton, should provide good OT depth and could be a future starter

4.  Max Wright  seems like he would be a good fit in this system as UH showed a number of 3 DL looks; certainly projects to be a DE in a 3-4 and is physically the most ready to play at the next level.  Should have a stellar senior year, now 2 years removed from surgery

5.  B.J. Foster  don't normally rate Safeties this high, but has tremendous athleticism and could be special; maybe the next Jamal Adams?

 

HM  Brennan Eagles  rate him higher than Jalen Preston of Manvel; one physical dude and if UT can get a commitment prior to the season, might be able to hold on to him b/c Alief Taylor lost quite a bit from last season, including QB.

 

NOTE:  I think more recruiting mistakes are made with TE's.  Most prep TE's are glorified slot WR's and are uncomfortable when placing their hand on the ground.  UT needs one, but need a TE who can carry his own as a blocker.  Would be fine with bringing in a JUCO TE every year.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:21 AM

Don't really know enough about individuals to name names so I'll go this route.

 

The best TE we can possibly get.

The best OL we can possibly get.

The best DL we can possibly get.

Then the absolute two best stud players we can possibly get regardless of position.

 

Mustapha Muhammad

Rafiti Ghirmai

Keondre Coburn

BJ Foster

Anthony Cook or Brennan Eagles


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