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In the fall we will have 30 defensive lineman and d backs on schollie (35%) of the roster and 11 wide receivers (13%) all that and still no quality depth at d end. With all the d backs it makes me wonder if we are going to see a different defensive scheme in the future. Now I am not sure on numbers across the board but those seem high, Todd what is your take?
Edit That is 30 total not 30 each just to clarify.
This post was edited by HawkiBrad55 12 months ago
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I haven't gotten the impression that Iowa is planning to utilize a different defensive scheme. Defensive end is still a major need position on this team, and badly needs to be address in the 2014 class.
Are those numbers heavy for a team or are they normal?
The DL + DB = 8 positions. Out of 22 (or 24 if you want to include punters and kickers) that would be 33.3% or 36.3%. That would figure to 28 to 31 positions. So the the 30 scholarship players are about what you would expect if scholarships were distributed evenly across the positions.
As oldgoldhawk pointed out, I think those numbers are pretty common. Also, keep in mind that defensive backs do a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to special teams, so it's not a bad idea to stock up there.
Thanks gentleman I was just curious.
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