2. Shaq Smith
Sticking with linebaker, Shaq Smith is another guy with a huge opportunity in the spring of 2019.
Smith was highly-touted coming out of high school, but hasn’t earned a ton of playing to this point in his career. Now, I believe it’s his time to shine.
Smith needs a big spring because he’s got several talented freshmen coming in the fall- and a couple of talented redshirt freshmen that will compete in the spring- that are looking to break into the start lineup.
If he doesn’t have a solid performance now, he may very well get surpassed by some of the younger talents.