Best Case Scenario: Defensive Tackle

Defensive Tackle will be an important position for the Bears this recruiting cycle. The Bears are in one some elite prospects. We take a look at the best case scenario for the Bears and prediction of who the Bears may land.

The Bears will be losing some depth on the Defensive Line this season, especially at the Tackle position. With Beau Blackshear graduating, and Andrew Billings a possibility to leave early for the NFL Draft, it will be important for the Bears to reel in at least two Defensive Tackle prospects.

Here is an idea of where Baylor stands in June. The number in parentheses indicates the number of recruits Baylor is looking to sign at the position for the Class of 2016. The names do not necessarily reflect Baylor’s official board but are the best guesstimate of who Baylor is targeting, based on research done by BearsIllustrated.

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Favorite: Spring (TX) HS DT Bravvion Roy is a wanted man for the Bears. Roy has continually maintained a top 3 of Baylor, LSU, and Missouri. Many believe that proximity to home will play a big part in Roy's decision. That seems to place Missouri on the outside looking. With that, it would seem that LSU and Baylor are the major players for Roy's commitment. LSU has received a couple of commitments over the past couple of months, which may bode well for the Bears.

Hope (AR) HS DE/DT McTelvin Agim is another that is high on the list of the Bears. Agim announced a top 4 of Baylor, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Ole' Miss tonight. It is widely rumored that Arkansas and Baylor are the two teams that are in the lead for Agims services. Agim is an excellent prospect, that possesses power and athleticism at the position. Baylor will be in a fight for the services of Agim, with Arkansas. At this time Arkansas may hold a very slim lead over Baylor, but the relationship built between Agim and Coach Achuff/Coach Bennett, can not be underestimated.

Next In Line: Ft. Worth (TX) All Saints Episcopal DT Mike Williams has been a favorite of Baylor fans for a while. Williams is a pure run stopper, but has the athleticism to be a disruptive force in the back field. Williams is a 4* DT on scout.com. At this time it seems that Baylor is on the outside of Williams top 2 of Stanford and Texas. Williams did participate in Baylor's last summer camp on the Baylor camps, this past Sunday, and said he had a great time working with the coaches and getting to spend some time with them.

Ducanville (TX) HS DT Marcel Southall is a relatively new face to the Baylor board. Southall has begun to pick up steam in his recruitment, picking up offers from Texas, Oklahoma, among others. Southall can be a dominant force, but he does tend to lack aggressiveness at time. Still though, he has a true ability to get to the QB. At 6'3, 270 lbs, the athletic DT will be able to put more weight on, while keeping his athleticism and adding strength and power to his frame.

On The Radar: Euless (TX) Trinity HS DE/DT Christopher Daniels recently named a top 10 list, of which Baylor was included. Daniels is cut in a similar mode of Mike Williams, in that he is a big bodied kid that is a true run stopper. Daniels is in no rush to trim his list, and Baylor will likely have to fight off some big suitors for Daniels. It may come to a point in which Daniels may not have a spot.

Prediction: Baylor is looking to take at least 2 DTs in this 2016 class. The Bears have strong depth at the position, should Billings choose to stay for his Senior season. When looking at the prospects that Baylor has to choose from, I think the Bears will welcome Bravvion Roy to the mix. The second prospect is a tough one, because the Bears are in the thick of it for 3 prospects. In the end, I think that McTelvin Agim will shock his hometown and commit to the Bears. In the end, I think the fact that Baylor has won back to back Big 12 Championships, the fact that Baylor is on the national scene, and the fact that Baylor is on the cusp of competing for National Championships consistently, will be enough to lure the elite prospect out of Arkansas.


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