Fox End (Weak Side)
William Green (Sophomore) may not have had the biggest spring, but he showed some flashes of just what he can do. Up to about 230 pounds now Green still has an explosive step off the edge that he was recruited for. He won't be pressed to play too much with Cunningham around, but should put up solid numbers as he continues to get bigger.
Jermaine Cunningham (Senior) had a great spring. Dominating both in the run game and pass game, Cunningham made life miserable for tackles on the edge. He can use his speed to go outside or trick someone and loop inside, or he can use his strength and bulldoze right over offensive tackles. Cunningham made big leaps this spring for a guy that has already proved to be very effective. You can see some of that in the highlight video included.
Strong Side End
Earl Okine (Freshman) was moved to tackle to start spring and then back to end in the last week. Okine is huge at 6-7, and 290 pounds but has the frame and speed to stay on the outside. He is still growing into his body, but should get some playing time this year with the ability to not rush him due to the experience and skill ahead of him.
Duke Lemmens (Junior) saw extensive playing time with the first unit this spring with the injury to Carlos Dunlap. Lemmens is one of those relentless motor guys that never stops on the playing field. He has added considerable bulk and is up to 265 where he can now feel comfortable bull rushing opposing offensive linemen. He should be a bigger factor than ever in 2009 and is a guy that could play Fox End if need be.
Justin Trattou (Junior) also had a solid start to his spring before hurting his shoulder in the last couple of weeks. Working hard fending off a hard charging Lemmens, Trattou always uses his intelligence and physical ability to out play his opponents. He is another lineman that made it tough on the offensive line this spring.
Carlos Dunlap (Junior) missed all but the last week and a half of spring but immediately made his presence felt when arriving. Dunlap should be a scary defender this spring and is that freak (6-6, 290, 4.5) guy that every coach dreams about in recruiting and on draft day.
Here some practice highlight excerpts of the Florida defensive ends for you to enjoy.