Our Take: The Cougs need a replacement for Jeremiah Allison who graduated this past spring and Tamaivena has the athleticism and football instincts to fit in right away. Tamaivena flies around and plays a physical brand of football and he could be a real find for head coach Mike Leach before the season is over.
Our Take: There's playing time to be had at quarterback for the Hoosiers and Lagow definitely has the pedigree to be the starter when the season rolls around. He's smart, he can make all of the throws and, while he'll never be mistaken for a dual-threat quarterback, he does have running ability to hurt you with his legs if you don't account for him.
Our Take: Allen didn't play football last season so he saved a year of eligibility. With the inconsistent play up front for the Wildcats, Allen definitely has a shot to become a starter although he'll likely work his way into the rotation and be a key contributor up front. Allen is big, athletic and he has a knack for getting after the quarterback.
Our Take: Thomas is a physical freak-of-nature, able to run a sub-4.8 forty time at 6'7" and close to 280 pounds. While his forte is as an end-line blocker, he has soft hands and the athleticism to be a threat in the short and intermediate passing game for the Bulldogs.
Our Take: One of the biggest bonuses for Kansas State when they signed Matthews is that he's very versatile. He has the feet and aggressiveness to play four of the five line positions. He'll likely wind up as a key backup at both tackles, but don't be surprised if he sneaks his way into the starting lineup at some point this season and never leaves.