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Todd Orlando on Texas linebackers Adeoye, McCulloch, Ossai; predicts overall 2019 defensive team “speed at a different level”

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Joe Cook reports that Adeoye had “a great summer.”

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As reported by Joe Cook on Inside Texas:

My thoughts:

  • McCulloch had a nice Spring game and has shown the ability to get good zone pass drops. The question is lateral ability
  • Adeoye is 6 feet and 250 pounds. Not particularly fleet of foot. Right now, I believe he’s a situational player when we need to bring in an alley stopper
  • Ossai had a terrific end to his freshman season. I’m curious to see how he does off of the ball
  • All of this needs to be understood in the context that Texas will spend 85% of its snaps in a nickel or dime formation. The team strength is DB - specifically, safety. Orlando knows this and it’s why he followed the above quote with this one:

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