It takes a lot to win in the trenches of the SEC. A successful defensive line means you have depth, sound technique and a good scheme. Kentucky is coming into the season with all of those things and ESPN’s Chris Low thinks it’s the deepest position on the team.
The strength of Kentucky’s team this season should be right where you want to be stout in the SEC.
The defensive line.
Kentucky coach Joker Phillips said Wednesday the Wildcats will lean hard on their defensive front, and he’s expecting big things from the inside duo of Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph. They’re both juniors, and they’re both well over 300 pounds. More importantly, Phillips thinks they’re poised to be every-down difference-makers after showing it in flashes last season.
“The light has come on for both of those guys,” Phillips said.
Both Cobble and Rumph had excellent spring camps and capped it off with a sack each in the Blue/White game. DE Collins Ukwu should be back from injury and ready to contribute as well. If those the guys are getting to quarterback, Rick Minter’s defense could be one of the tops in the SEC East.