With all these DE recruits, I was looking over the depth chart going forward at DE. I'm interested on thoughts at SDE after Van Bergen graduates. It seems we could have two very talented players rotating at WDE (Roh and Black) with a lesser player at SDE (unless Wilkins comes of age this year). It got me thinking about Jibreel Black and whether he could bulk up to play SDE by 2012.
He is listed at 258. Putting on another 15-20 lbs. over the next year and a half seems reasonable, and I think that would make him big enough to play SDE. Scouting on Black to date seems to be good pass rusher who needs work against the run. He'd need to improve against the run for WDE or SDE, but that seems likely given experience playing and more time in the weight room.
I'm thinking we'll end up with Roh at WDE and Black at SDE in 2012.