The G-Report, Part II

Ever look at BYU's roster and wonder how the less well-known player are doing? Will they ever contribute, who are the diamonds in the rough, etc.? The G-man can help you out with the second installment of his ultimate spring roster review. This time around, he focuses on players with jersey numbers 50 through 96.

50 – Wes Anderson – Getting reps with the threes at middle linebacker.

52 – Aaron Wagner – Sitting out all of spring practices recovering from his ACL injury from a year ago. Wagner will be competing for the middle linebacker spot beside Cameron Jensen this fall. Wagner's recovery is on schedule and he should be good to go this fall.

54 – Kyle Luekenga – Getting exclusive reps with the ones all spring thus far receiving his baptism by fire so to speak going against Eddie Keele for the most part. Luekenga has slowly started to assert himself more and more with every practice as he's learning the finer points of playing defensive end.

55 – Jeff Rhea – Split reps with Aulai at center for the first two weeks of practices, but migrated over to guard where he works primarily with the twos

56 – Dan Bates – Seeing reps with the twos and threes at middle linebacker

57 – Dan Alleto – With Tialavea's suspension, Alleto is now the guy manning the middle with the twos on defense. Alleto looks serviceable being an undersized defensive tackle.

59 – Eddie Keele – After starting the last three seasons, Keele is again manning the starting left tackle position. As expected, he looks dominant in most practices.

62 – Marco Thorson – Thorson is a walk-on who is now getting almost every rep with the ones at one of the guard positions.

65 – Dallas Reynolds – Hurt his shoulder during the first week of practices and will be out until fall practices.

67 – Sete Aulai – Getting exclusive reps at center with the ones and twos over the past week. Aulai found his niche as a center and should be the guy to beat out at that position come fall.

68 – David Oswald – Probably the offensive lineman on the team who has made the most progress in Spring. Oswald has great size for an offensive tackle and it serves him well. Oswald has been playing right tackle with the ones in just about every practice session

70 – Hala Paongo – Looks a lot better this spring. The nose tackle position is his to lose and he is doing a good job of keeping it thus far. Paongo has lost a bit of weight and, surprisingly, it is serving him well as he has proven to be quicker off the line. Experience has also played a factor in Paongo's improvement.

71 – Terrance Brown – Not practicing due to injury, but is still on the team until he embarks on an LDS mission this summer

72 – Nick Longshore – After being hurt for most of his first two years at BYU, Longshore is finally able to practice. Longshore was seeing reps at center with the twos, but is now logging time at guard.

73 – Jake Kuresa – Playing as well as ever seeing more reps than a player of his ability and experience would normally see during the spring due to the thin ranks of the OL. The difference in the OL's overall effectiveness is often stark when Kuresa isn't in the lineup

74 – Travis Bright – Suits up every day and does all of the non-contact drills. Coaches and trainers are being very careful with Bright returning him after injury. Bright should be fully healthy come fall and is a very good bet to win one of the starting two guard positions along with Dallas Reynolds

76 – Rey Feinga – Feinga is missing all of spring practices due to injury. Feinga has been mentioned as having the most ability of any of the OLs on the roster. His upside is tremendous

77 – Jason Speredon – Yet another one of the injured offensive linemen this spring. Speredon was in great shape and looking good before going down with an injury just prior to spring practices

79 – Erik Freeman – Saw time at guard with the ones and twos. He is another limenan who is bothered by injuries.

80 – McKay Jacobson – Jacobson came into spring practices with a lot of hype and so far he has not disappointed. Jacobson is quietly going about his business while proving to be a very solid option at outside receiver this coming fall.

Jacobson has better speed than any of the other WRs on the team and should serve as the primary option to stretch the field this fall. He is the primary return man in kickoff and punt drills.

82 – Ryan Neeley – A walk-on transfer from Snow College who impressed with his quickness and precise route running. Neeley broke his hand in drills last week and is just watching from the sidelines. Due to the logjam at WR, Neely is not likely to contribute for another year or so.

Neely has above-average size and has an impressive vertical leap. He also has shown soft hands by catching anything thrown his way. He is reminiscent of Matt Smith last spring.

83 – Saia Hafoka – Getting most of his reps with the twos and the threes playing the HR receiver. Hafoka has good hands and runs good routes, but it will likely be another year before he sees the field for any significant amount of time due to those ahead of him on the depth chart.

84 – Jan Jorgenson – Had one of his best practices of the spring last Friday recording more than one tackle for loss in contact drills. Like Luekenga, Jorgenson manned one of the first team defensive end positions throughout the spring.

85 – Zac Collie – Collie is one of Jo. Beck's primary targets again this spring. Collie gets more balls thrown to him than any other outside receiver. This stems from the fact that he simply knows how to get open and catch the ball.

86 – Philip Niu – Not practicing anymore and has not suited up for a couple weeks. He has yet to do a single full-contact drill.

87 – Matt Smith – Had a tough time getting back to speed, but is now approaching the form he once had prior to the ACL injury that made him miss all of last season.

88 – Andrew George – George looked very solid all spring. He is the type of athlete that coaches design plays around. Coach Anae has George playing both the H and the Y receiver positions. When Jonny Harline is healthy, expect to see at the H spot when coaches want to go big with their receivers.

91 – Judd Anderton – Seeing reps with the twos at defensive end DE. Anderton has shown flashes of dominance this spring.

92 – Brett Denney – Adjusting to the physical demands of football after retuning from an LDS mission just four months ago. Denney has been with the twos all spring and is steadily improving with every practice.

93 – Sean Sullivan – Rotates in with the twos at defensive end. Sullivan made several nice plays early in practice, busting through the line for sacks and tackles for loss, but has been quiet here of late.

96 – Tyler Berry – Holding steady at defensive end with the twos and the threes


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