Rivals.com – Fact or Fiction: LB Ben Davis will start right away at Texas


In at present’s Reality or Fiction nationwide columnist Mike Farrell seems at three massive current subjects in faculty soccer and decides whether or not every assertion is certainly FACT or if it’s FICTION.


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1. LB Ben Davis will begin straight away at Texas.   

Ben Davis (AP Pictures)

Farrell’s take: FICTION. Depth is what is required at Texas on the linebacker place and Davis will assist present that depth, however one other current switch, Devin Richardson from New Mexico State, in all probability has extra of an opportunity as he can play inside or exterior. Davis, who was a five-star recruit for Alabama again in 2016, is a big linebacker at round 260 kilos and he might slide all the way down to defensive finish as a state of affairs participant.

Texas has to switch go rusher Joseph Ossai in its protection, however Davis doesn’t have the identical ability set, so the JACK place wants a alternative. The Longhorns additionally misplaced main tackler Juwan Mitchell to the switch portal. However enter Richardson, LSU switch Ray Thornton, Notre Dame switch Ovie Oghoufo and Davis and you’ve got some added to depth to go together with anticipated starters DeMarvion Overshown and David Gbenda.

Davis will play, however possible as a backup JACK to Thornton or another person. The Texas followers on Contained in the 40 Acres message board at Orangebloods.com additionally really feel he’s a depth addition solely.



2. QB Mac Jones will go No. 3 to the San Francisco 49ers.  

Mac Jones

Mac Jones (AP Pictures)

Farrell’s take: FACT. I’ve to really feel that is the case as we barrel towards Thursday. The 49ers made this commerce as much as No. 3 earlier than even seeing Justin Fields’ professional day (they noticed his second one and missed his first), and GM John Lynch has mentioned that the choice will likely be that of Kyle Shanahan, who possible sees Jones as a Matt Ryan kind.

Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Atlanta when Ryan led the Falcons to the Tremendous Bowl, and Jones’ ability set appears to suit his type greater than Trey Lance or Fields.



3. Oklahoma needs to be the preseason No. 1 subsequent yr.  

Spencer Rattler

Spencer Rattler (AP Pictures)

Farrell’s take: FACT. Everybody will proceed to query the protection, however it was a lot improved final season. With Spencer Rattler and that offense, the Sooners may very well be unstoppable subsequent season as they add expertise to the offensive line, working again and huge receiver by the portal.

Who’s going to cease them? It’s an offensive recreation now and it’s clear it’s important to outscore somebody to win all of it. Oklahoma has the flexibility to outscore anybody. I’m not predicting a nationwide title, however I’m saying the Sooners ought to begin the season because the group to beat.

Nevertheless the OU followers at The Crimson Nook at SoonerScoop.com disagree and really feel Alabama needs to be No. 1 till confirmed in any other case. And so they make a great level.



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