Steven Paea returns as one of the best defensive tackles in the conference, and one of the strongest players in the nation. However, next to him at right tackle, is a big hole left by the departure of Pernnell Booth, who started 12 games at Oregon State but played in over 20 games in at least a backup role.
Mitchel Hunt, the 6-2, 271 pound junior from Chandler, Arizona, seems to be the biggest question mark on the defense, but has himself in great shape and has the quickness to play any position of the defensive line. He'll be competing with guys like Sioeli Nau and Jesse Fifita in fall camp.
Will Hunt be an upgrade or downgrade from Pernnell Booth?
Upgrade (28 votes)
Downgrade (100 votes)
About the same (96 votes)
224 total votes