4. College Football News Preview 2020: Tulane Green Wave Defense 3 Things To Know
– There are losses from the defensive side, but it’s still going to be a veteran group that should be even stronger after finishing fourth in the AAC overall and allowed 26 points per game. And now the pass rush has to rise up.
Patrick Johnson is the team’s best defensive player, but he wasn’t healthy throughout last year and finished with just a team-high four sacks. He’s back, and he’s got the guys inside to help. The tackle combination of 320-pound Jeffery Johnson and 290-pound De’Andre Williams should quietly be among the league’s best, and Cameron Sample is a 280-pound veteran who can work outside or in.
– The pass defense was fine, it didn’t give up a whole lot of big plays, and it was decent at getting off the field. It’s missing playmaking safety PJ Hall, but Chase Kuerschen is back after leading the team with 76 tackles.
Jaylon Monroe is a senior corner who made 38 tackles with two sacks, but there’s going to be a battle for the job on the other side. Former Florida State superstar recruit Kyle Meyers will likely have the upper hand for the job.
– Third-leading tackler and top linebacker Lawrence Graham is done, but Marvin Moody is a 6-2, 230-pound tackler who has a knack of getting into the backfield.
Former JUCO transfer Nick Anderson has 230-pound size and experience to step in at the other spot, but it’ll be up to the latest recruiting class and more JUCO transfers to push for time.