Grading the Seminole Defensive Ends

The defensive end position wreaked havoc on the quarterback all spring. Whether it was Kameron Wimbley, Darrell Burston, or Alex Boston, all three were standout players this spring.

Josh Newberg- However, nobody on the entire defense was as dominating as Wimbley. If he can continue playing as aggressive as he did in spring, he will be a first round pick next year at this time.

Wimbley and Burston will most likely be the starters, but there are some young guys that will also see a lot of action. Alex Boston is a year younger than Burston but he performed just as good this spring. When he enters the game the coaches know there is not a drop off in talent. Backing up Wimbley will be Barry Wright and Anthony Kelly. Both are young up and comers, Wright were a good run stopper and had a few sacks this spring. Kelly has speed and rushes the passer the same way Wimbley does. He needs to put on a little more size, once he bulks up he will be great.

Dave Peters-True Senior Kamerion Wimbley has was weighted his turn to shine. This fall, he will get his chance to measure of to former Seminole pass-rushing greats like Peter Boulaware and Reinard Wilson. The former Wichita (KS) Northwest standout has added size and strength since freshman year and after this spring performance look for him to put up big-numbers in the fall.

Either junior Willie Jones or Sophomore D.J. Norris will most likely back up Wimbley in the fall. Jones didn't participate in spring drills and he spent time recovering from his off-season hip surgery.

Norris was hurt in the first scrimmage of spring with a shoulder injury which causes him to miss the rest of the practices. The former Pace (Fla.) standout was showing signs early in spring that he was ready to make a move. He was actually injured on a play where he sacked quarterback Xavier Lee. Norris is a bull rusher that has a quick first step to go along with a lot of explosion off the edge.

Darrell Burston will most likely get the start on the left side of the line. He has outstanding quickness but he needs to continue to get stronger.

Boston will push Burston for the starting spot. The redshirt sophomore has great size, athletic ability and power. He's very close to being a consistent pass-rusher.

JUCO transfer Anthony Kelly will get a chance to see some playing time this fall. The former Daytona Beach Seabreeze standout is blessed with great agility and work-ethic. . He has the capacity pick things up quickly which will help him get on the field sooner.

Redshirt Sophomore Barry Wright moved this spring from linebacker to defensive end. He is the fastest and quickest end of the bunch, but he needs to add bulk and gain more experience before contributing.

Grade- B+ Kameron Wimbley is a stud; he will be the "big play" guy for the defensive line. With him coming off the end and the big guys up the middle, the Seminole defensive line is shaping up to be as solid as our linebackers. However, other than Wimbley, the others will need to show more consistency. We would have grades the unit much higher if it wasn't for the fact that the offense was going with two new starters at tackle.

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