20-something down, 2 to go. Can you feel it? Demetri Goodson, fresh off a season-ending injury in 2012, secured a starter's spot in the spring and has held off all comers. If he can stay healthy, I love his potential in 2013.
We're in the home stretch now of our 2013 Community Projections. It's been a long time coming, but we'll finish up this week with our defensive backs before taking on Wofford on Saturday evening at the Case.
I have to admit-- I am a bit tempted to goose the projections here to counteract the accusations that I am a Dixon hater, but only a bit. Today, we're doing The Man himself, Ahmad Dixon, one of the leaders of Baylor's defense.
Interest in the Community Projections waned somewhat last week, and I totally get it: we were starting the defense, it's a relatively unknown group, and we as a fanbase like big numbers. But now it's Sam Holl's turn.
Next up in our projections is the partner to yesterday's subject. Senior LB Eddie Lackey is entering his second year at Baylor and will start once again. Can he improve on last year's impressive marks?
I'm calling another audible, this time for redshirt freshman IR Corey Coleman. All of the practice reports have him playing a prominent role in our offense. It should be so, as well, in our projections.
So the projections for Jordan Najvar yesterday were pretty tough. We can talk about it if you want. Today's should be a bit easier, since we're dealing with the most-experienced returning starter Baylor has at WR: Tevin Reese.
TEs aren't a huge part of the Briles offense (or haven't been, I guess) over the last few years, but might be with a relatively inexperienced QB in Bryce Petty. If anyone is going to get those catches, it will be senior Jordan Najvar.