3 second-year freshmen to watch in WSU spring

WASHINGTON STATE returns 15 starters on offense and defense but for those spots where there will be new starters, most of them are found on the two lines. Here are three intriguing youngsters to watch for in '16, staring with Wazzu's spring football session that kicks off March 24.

In alphabetical order, weights are from 2015 official roster.

OL Cedric Bigge-Duren (6-6, 308)

Job One up front this spring is replacing the left side of the o-line and Bigge-Duren figures to be in the thick of things. How Pac-12-ready Bigge-Duren is at this point coming off his true freshman season will be a key spring storyline.

DL Hunter Mattox (6-3, 259)

With nose tackle Robert Barber the only returning d-line starter, Mattox figures to get a long look during spring drills.  Mattox last season as a true freshman showed advanced speed for his size and played with an attitude.

OL Noah Osur-Myers (6-4, 321)

Osur-Myers showed a quick first step as a true freshman in pass protection in 2015.  Like Bigge-Duren, Osur-Myers will have the opportunity to earn a starting job on the left side, with the Cougs also looking this spring to develop rock solid 1A-types across the front five.

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