Immediate Impact

Syracuse was able to add 19 players to their roster for the 2013 season. Which of the new recruiting class will be able to impact the Orange right away? CuseNation.com breaks it down inside.

The Syracuse recruiting class of 2013 appears to be wrapped up. The Orange have 19 prospects in the fold that will be looking to make an impact on the program. Five members of Syracuse's most recent recruiting class have the best chance to make that impact as soon as this upcoming season.

Luke Arciniega

The middle linebacker has a large hole left by graduating Siriki Diabate. While there are talented linebackers left over from the 2012 squad, Arciniega may be the best option to man the MIKE position. He has size that the Orange have not had at that position in a long time. He could be the man in the middle in 2013.

Wayne Williams

Williams is a big, physical, athletic interior defensive lineman who excels at clogging running lanes. However, his quick feet allow him to generate an interior pass rush that can collapse a pocket. With Deon Goggins leaving, the Orange will be looking for a tackle to fill in next to Jay Bromley. Even if Williams doesn't start, he will figure into the rotation in 2013.

Brisly Estime

Syracuse has lacked a dynamic return man in the Marrone era. Estime has the speed and elusiveness to give the Orange that kind of threat right away. While he may not see a lot of time on offense, he could make an impact on special teams in 2013.

Darius Kelly

Shamarko Thomas has left, and the Orange need safety depth. Yes Jeremi Wilkes, Durell Eskridge, and Ritchy Desir are all still on the roster. However, Kelly possesses speed and athleticism. It could allow him to figure into the rotation as well as help the kick return and punt coverage teams.

Trevon Trejo

Brandon Sharpe is gone, and the underclassmen at defensive end have yet to step up. Scott Shafer will be looking for someone who can rush the passer as well as defend the run. He compared Trejo to Chandler Jones, and could view him as the man to fill in for the departed Sharpe. Trejo figures to be part of the rotation at a minimum.


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