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ESPN: Top 10 biggest impact defenders


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Top 10 biggest impact defenders

We all know that the offensive players get most of the hype, but this week's Top 10 list is a nod to the biggest impact defenders.

2. George Selvie, USF, DE: The one-time Bulls center is the king of the negative-yardage play. Last year as a sophomore, he led the nation with 31.5 TFLs and was second with 14.5 sacks despite getting increased attention from offenses as the season wore on. USF coaches are expecting Selvie to have a similar impact after an off-season of adding 10 more pounds to his lithe frame, up to 245.

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He was never a center with us, but thats ok, he didnt call us southern florida

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He was never a center with us, but thats ok, he didnt call us southern florida

He was recruited as a center.  He may never have played a game at center, but he was once a center for the team

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He was never a center with us, but thats ok, he didnt call us southern florida

yes he was

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Two Ohio State guys in the top 10?  Yeah that doesn't seem credible to me.

119 team * 11 defensive starters/team = 1309 starting defensive players

Ohio State has 2 in the top ten...  I'm sure a lot of people would beg to differ.

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I hope that Selvie can put up great stats against Big East teams.  Otherwise, stats junkies will throw out his efforts.

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Honestly, I think Selvie's stats are going to be down from last year. HOWEVER, he will open it up for EVERYONE ELSE! McKenzie could've been brought up in this discussion. During the Big East preview show, they mentioned that he has over 200+ tackles the last two years combined!

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Two Ohio State guys in the top 10?  Yeah that doesn't seem credible to me.

119 team * 11 defensive starters/team = 1309 starting defensive players

Ohio State has 2 in the top ten...  I'm sure a lot of people would beg to differ.

Uh, one could argue McKenzie should be on that list as well.  That's 2.

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"He was recruited as a center.  He may never have played a game at center, but he was once a center for the team"

You guys are using the term "recruited" pretty loosely. I think we were the only 1A school to offer a scholly. Crazy to think of how good of an eye ouor coaches have to find these guys.

We can now pick and choose a little better but it's good to know that our coaches know how to pick them.

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I hope that Selvie can put up great stats against Big East teams.  Otherwise, stats junkies will throw out his efforts.

Like I said in another thread Selvie has said that he ran into Ray Rice in the off-season and he told them that Rutgers spent all week scheming against him.  Against SU he had two tackles for loss of the RB when he just blew past the OT before he got out of his stance, and chased down the RB who was running to the opposite side of the field.  When Robinson was asked after the game about Selvie he said he didn't fully appreciate his ability until those plays, explaining how they did everything right to stop him scheming away from him, chipping down, and triple teaming him, but there is nothing you can do against skill like that.

Selvie will find it rough sledding in the BE because teams will do their damnest to stop him, you know the oldage "If we lose it won't be because of so-and-so" the key this year is the other DL need to step up and use all the attention Selvie gets to raise our sack total and put more pressure on the QB.  It won't cut it for Buie to have 1.5 sacks, like he had last year, when he has Selvie on the opposite side getting all the extra attention.  Buie is capable and has the experience so hopefully this spring game showed that he's ready to step up and jack up his stats.  A great year for Selvie is say 9-12 sacks, but his real value will be felt if the opposite side DE, assuming it's Buie, gets something like 8-10.  If that happens then you know Selvie is doing his job.  He's too fast not to be disruptive in the backfield and will get his TFL because of his speed, quickness, and hustle.

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