The Buffaloes have two of the state's top homegrown offensive linemen — Isaiah Holland and Isaac Miller — entering as freshmen in the fall, and another pair — Tim Lynott and Dillon Middlemiss — orally committed to CU for 2015.
Colorado: Replacing Chidera Uzo-Diribe is no small task for the Buffs and though senior Juda Parker returns (28 tackles) it seems like the other end position will be filled by a redshirt freshman -- Derek McCartney. And if that doesn't work out, true freshman Michael Mathewes could become a contributor (or at least a fixture in the rotation) for the Buffs. Youth isn't always a bad thing, but when it's filling in the spot of a player like Uzo-Diribe, a guy who played the most snaps on the Colorado defensive line in 2013, it's not great.
Other headliners scheduled to make the trek to Thibodaux include Marcus Mariota of Oregon, Bryce Petty of Baylor, Brett Hundley of UCLA, Sean Mannion of Oregon State, Trevor Knight of Oklahoma, Sefo Liufau of Colorado, Gunner Kiel of Cincinnati, Cody Kessler of USC, Kevin Hogan of Stanford, Garrett Grayson of Colorado State and Devin Gardner of Michigan.
Pac-12 on Maxwell, Bednarik watch lists - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - No Buffs on either list.
The Buffaloes may dominate the line of scrimmage defensively, with three starters back on the line, which could lead to the creation of turnovers due to an experienced secondary. Colorado has three players returning that registered multiple interceptions, with cornerback Greg Henderson leading the group with four.
The choice here is receiver Paul Richardson. Richardson is a burner that will make plays on the outside while Percy Harvin wrecks havoc from the slot. He has already made a series of deep catches against the Seahawks secondary in OTAs and mini camp.
Kevin Norwood has been impressing thus far, but Paul Richardson has an edge on him as far as the rookies go. His quickness has beaten even the Legion of Boom in practices, and he managed to have a great college career at Colorado, whose offense was otherwise abysmal. I therefore look at Richardson and Rice to be the last two duking it out.
Boyle has mentioned several times in the past year his desire to add a knockdown shooter to his arsenal. While Fortune's shooting percentage last season, 35 percent from behind the arc, falls short of that classification, he definitely enhances the options at Boyle's disposal in the future.
Soak it in: Rookie Spencer Dinwiddie won’t compete because of a knee injury, but he is in Orlando and will get a feel for the pro game.
Dinwiddie could be a big part of that slow, but steady improvement. He didn’t land on the best team or the most stable roster. But he’s in a situation where he can see the court early. He’ll play with a dominant center and for a great coach. Dinwiddie is rehabbing his knee while the Pistons rehab their team. It could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
This week on the 7 Sports Cave we spoke with the Detroit Pistons newest guard, 2014 2nd round draft pick Spencer Dinwiddie.
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