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Which position unit will be best for OSU in 2015?

Time to start thinking about football, you guys.



This is a guest post by OSU student Kaid Kinzie. If you’re interested in helping out with PFB, email me at pistolsfiringblog at gmail dot com.

There are already a great number of expectations heading into the 2015 season for Cowboy football. With such a powerful end to last season, and with the hopes of the first franchise QB stepping into the spotlight since Brandon Weeden left Stillwater, many are ready to see what this football team can bring to the table come September.

Out of all the position groups preparing for a new year, which looks most impressive? This Cowboy football team looks better prepared for this season overall as a team, and an argument could probably be made for each position.

For starters, CB is a position that was possibly being overlooked before the OSU spring game. Justifiably so, however, considering OSU was only able to force 14 turnovers as a defensive unit last season. But early on in the spring game, the cornerbacks came alive with two interceptions on back-to-back drives (I saw that pick, Ramon Richards, but Kevin Peterson’s pick six was better).

A third interception came later from Darius Curry; maybe making some wonder if these picks will carry over into the fall. With OSU’s defense preaching their new catchphrase, “We’re taking it back”, Cowboy fans can’t help but let their hopes rise a little.

The position that sticks out most is QB. After the way Mason Rudolph closed out last season, it’s hard to not be excited about his future potential.

While watching the OSU vs. Baylor game in Rudolph’s first collegiate career start, it was hard to believe how calm and confident he looked behind that weak offensive line. If that confidence and poise can carry into this season, with a hopefully-improved OL, Cowboys fans will get a longer and sweeter taste of how good this kid can be.

Also, with JW Walsh manning the 2nd-team slot with his quickness and running ability, and after a pleasantly-surprising spring showing from freshman John Kolar, the Cowboys could be tough to stop at QB.

Overall, what other positions could be a force? With James Castleman gone but Emmanuel Ogbah still wrecking havoc on opposing offenses, how will OSU’s defensive line fair?

With Rennie Childs trying to come in strong at the RB position and Todd Mays and Chris Carson on their way, what will OSU’s run game look like? And what about that WR group? With James Washington returning as a sophomore and Chris Lacy passing 100 yards receiving during the spring game.

Several question marks still fill the Cowboys position groups, but for now, it would appear that QB is one area most fans can place their confidence.

Returning as only a sophomore, and with both coaches and players saying he’s ready to lead the team, let’s hope we’re looking at Stillwater’s next Brandon Weeden in Rudolph.

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