Switch to MLB might be a good fit for Munoz

The Rutgers Linebacker corp. lost one of its best players when Devraun Thompson, a four-year starter, was lost to graduation. As a senior, Thompson had his best year when he totaled 80 tackles and two interceptions. Therefore, he left some large shoes to fill. The latest player projected as Thompson's successor is Damaso Munoz, who has been switched to MLB from OLB

The Rutgers Linebacker corp. lost one of its best players when Devraun Thompson, a four-year starter, was lost to graduation. As a senior, Thompson had his best year when he totaled 80 tackles including 10.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. Therefore, he left some large shoes to fill. The latest player projected as Thompson's successor is Damaso Munoz, who has been switched to MLB from OLB.

Until recently, he played the outside linebacker position. However, the coaches have been experimenting with the LB corp. looking to find the best combination of players. The latest move has placed Munoz as the first team middle linebacker. For Munoz, it has been a great experience playing on the same unit with players like Eric Foster, George Johnson, among the other standouts.

At 6'0"-205lbs, Munoz might not be the typical middle linebacker. But, as Munoz states "I use my speed and quickness to my advantage to make plays. It is good to have the whole field in front of me. It gives me a chance to react faster and use my change of direction".

The experimentation might not result in Munoz remaining at the MLB position. But he states that the time at the position is "a great thing as a chance to develop as an overall player and learn the whole defense".

For now, he has been in the position for two days and he is still learning it. Only time will tell whether or not Munoz will be the ultimate successor to Devraun Thompson for now he will focus on being the best player he can be for the Scarlet Knights.


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