Which players that are not currently receiving any hype that you are most excited to see?

Submitted by Duval Wolverine on August 20th, 2016 at 7:57 PM

For me on offense I am most excited to see the progression of Ty Isacc, If he has improved on his spring performance I think he can over take Smith and may be our next 1000 yd back!

On defense I have to go with Dymonte Thomas, he brings more athleticism and speed to the free safety position than we had last year, and if he is able to be as dependable as J. Wilson was last year, he could be all conference!



August 20th, 2016 at 8:10 PM ^

Like the OP, I am interested to see where Ty Isaac fits in all of this, if you will. I could be wrong, but he has another year with us potentially beyond this one, and if that is the case, I am indeed interested to see how he'll fill in on this team as well as next year if he is around. Again, if I am miscalculating his eligibility, then never mind but I do still want to see Isaac fill a role here. 


August 20th, 2016 at 8:17 PM ^

Correct, he has one year remaining after this year. And I agree, it'll be interesting to see how they use him. Remember that last year early on he was apparently an elite pass catcher out of the backfield and was considered 1A with Smith, but he got into the doghouse with Harbaugh before the offense really started firing on all cylinders. If that was legitimate stuff he could really be special.


August 20th, 2016 at 8:11 PM ^

I'm really curious to see who the next tight end is going to be. It's sounds like no one has established himself as the #2 guy, but I'm kind of hoping it's Asiasi or Wheatley (or both)


August 20th, 2016 at 9:10 PM ^

I'm not really sure how he fits in right now, but I think he and Gentry will be dueling for playing time and the starting role after Butt graduates. Plus I think Asiasi and Wheatley both have the highest upside of any other TE on the roster, in my extremely amateur opinion.


August 20th, 2016 at 8:15 PM ^

Channing Stribling and Delano Hill.

Three freshmen that haven't been hyped up much during camp: Khaleke Hudson, David Long and Lavert Hill.

Our defensive backfield is stacked with veteran and young talent.

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August 20th, 2016 at 8:14 PM ^

De'Veon Smith.  Everyone knows he's the starter, but the certainty about that from Harbaugh & co. makes me think the guy is ready to have a season that surprises a lot of people.  On defense, it's Khaleke Hudson for me.

And it's not Isacc.  It's Isssac.


August 20th, 2016 at 9:15 PM ^

Same two for me. I think McCray and Speight/O'Korn might be more critical and have a wider gap between floor and ceiling, but in terms of who I'm excited to see and who hasn't been getting a ton of hype, it's these two, Smith and Hudson. Heard a little bit of buzz about Hudson but not as much as I was expecting. We'll see.


August 21st, 2016 at 1:00 AM ^

Anything we ever get from Drake Harris will be a bonus. I'm past psyched or even intrigued.
I'm trying to think of a past player I totally gave up on and then surprised for a successful season...
Stevie Brown comes to mind. Actually, Brian Greise may be our ultimate example ever, National Championship and all.

This year, under the radar but promising - would've said Chris Evans, but he's gotten some run lately. Dymonte, for the possibilities he brings in the Brown D. It's amazing how few players even qualify for this thread - we're hyped for ALL of them!


August 20th, 2016 at 8:19 PM ^

Bunting will break the backs of defenses. "Oh god another one, where did he come from" 


And I don't mean anothet TE, but anothet scoring threat. 


August 20th, 2016 at 8:22 PM ^

Sean McKeon is being lost in the hype of Butt, Bunting, and Wheatley. I think he'll get some run this year, and most people are going to be surprised by his combination of size and athleticism. He has the physical skill set to be a truly balanced and potentially dominant tight end.