Billy Embody arguing for Michael ScottWhen the new SMU coaching staff was able to keep the twin brother of Delontae Scott from signing elsewhere after decommitting, it was a relief for SMU fans. Michael Scott is by far the best pass rusher in the class and while some see him more in a standup position, the Scout staff projects him as a defensive end. He’s got the frame to put on some weight and with some coaching, he has the athleticism to develop a nice mix of pass rushing moves. Scott should get into 3rd down passing situations at the very least as a freshman and as Scott puts on weight, he’ll develop into a solid every down player.
Scott Sanford arguing for Hunter Thedford
Thedford was thought to be a nice tight end prospect, but the Comanche senior committed to the Ponies as a defensive end, and the 6-foot-7, 228-pound Thedford has the framework to become a productive defensive player. With some added weight, Thedford could become a force off the edge for SMU, and his athleticism and long arms would only make him more dangerous. If Thedford can add a mean streak and a few pass rush moves, the defensive end could become a contributor for the Mustangs down the road.