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2014 Community Projections: DTs Beau Blackshear and Javonte Magee

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Today's projection marks our last planned duo and finishes off the lines.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

I decided to do these two as a pair today since we don't really know which of them is starting.  Interestingly, though Beau Blackshear started 12 games last year, all 12 came at nose tackle rather than 3-technique. That means that if he holds off Javonte Magee, who returned this spring from personal issues that held him out the entire season last year, or not, we'll have a new starter at DT, regardless.

Like with Billings yesterday, we're going to keep this relatively simple:

TACKLES / TACKLES FOR LOSS / SACKS

The stats for the two players reflect Magee's sabattical following a true freshman campaign wherein he played mostly DE.  Blackshear's stats:

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2012 Baylor Big 12 SO DL 8 7 15 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2013 Baylor Big 12 SO DL 13 20 33 6.0 2.5 0 0
Career Baylor 21 27 48 7.0 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CFB: View Original Table
Generated 8/21/2014.

And those for Magee:

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2012 Baylor Big 12 SO DL 6 4 10 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*2013 Baylor Big 12 SO DE
Career Baylor 6 4 10 0.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Provided by Sports-Reference.com/CFB: View Original Table
Generated 8/21/2014.

I've typically avoided saying too much in these threads so as to not influence the projections, but I want to remind everyone here that Baylor rotates frequently on the defensive line.  Thus, the designation of a "starter" may mean less than we'd typically think, and the production could be spread around quite a bit.

There you go.  Please keep all discussion to the Discussion Fanpost and "rec" that post if you haven't already.  Happy projecting!