What about camp?


So besides Devin Lloyd, who will get playing time at linebacker this year?

rolling out the new 5-1-5 defense, it will be spectacular

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Lloyd and Sewell will be the starters. I’d bet we will do what we’ve done the last three years and pray those two don’t get hurt. Mata’afa is the clear #3 now, and he can be really good, he just needs to be bigger. He is a lot like Lloyd two years ago. He’s good, just gets tossed around too much to really be counted on. Junior Tafua has looked good since he got home and I could see them using him in a Luafatasaga-ish role if they absolutely had to. I know some thought Sione Fotu could play some reps right away, but then I heard he was going on a mission, but I don’t know if he is here or not. Mercier is a JC kid who joined last class. With the extended time off, you’d assume that a JC kid would be in the battle for reps as well.

So, we have good starters…after that…shrugs

Let’s stay healthy.

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Mata’afa clearly has the upside, physically. Good frame, moves well, has length. I wonder how much weight he’s put on during this really long break.

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Lund has been on indefinite suspension since spring. Breaking team rules.