I trust that coach will be finding someone great, but I found myself speculating today, and since it's been a few seconds since we had one of these threads, I thought maybe there are others who have been doing similar. I basically followed the find-Don-Brown method of looking at NFL and college DL stats and seeing who popped. Here's what I came up wtih. Who would be yours?
The Bears DL has been killing it, as did his Broncos DLs before that. He's been in the NFL for 9 years, but did coach college for 8 years before that. He was even a recruiting intern at Ohio State once upon a time. Admittedly unknown on the recruiting side, which is why I might like my sleeper pick even better...
Northern Illinois was tied for 2nd in the FBS in rushing YPA, and tied for 7th in sacks. Recruiting-wise, he's from Ohio and stayed in-state as a four-year DL starter at Cincinnati, also had 3 years in the SEC (DL grad assitant at TN), and his time at NIU.