Our Take: King is the classic lock-down corner. He can play off or press-coverage with equal aplomb and he loves to fill strong against the run. He posted 37 tackles, three picks and a team-leading 10 pass breakups as a sophomore last season for Coffeyville and looks like he should be able to at least work into the Gamecocks' two-deeps with a whole new coaching staff giving everyone a fresh start.
Our Take: If he can get qualified, something we are still waiting to find out about, Subtyl has a chance to be a real difference-maker up front for the Arizona State defense. He's an elite pass-rusher with a great motor. His first step is outstanding and he takes great angels to the quarterback.
Our Take: An instinctual player who plays a physical brand of football, Hotchkins drew rave reviews from the observers during Oregon's spring practices. With three starters gone at linebacker, playing time is there for the taking and he appears to be almost a shoe-in to start at one of the vacated spots.
Our Take: Ferguson filled up the stat sheet for the Red Ravens last season and he was brought in to challenge for the spot that Paxton Lynch had occupied for the past four years.
Our Take: White had a team-leading three interceptions while also knocking down four passes and 37 tackles from his safety spot last season. He could play either safety, but he's better playing center field and using his outstanding ball skills to make plays when the ball is in the air. He might not start right away, but it will be difficult to keep him out of the lineup by the midpoint in the season.