I've spent some time researching the coaching style and formations and applying each player's individual skill sets to where they would best fit and here is my best attempt at what the D will look like (exact position names are not known exactly yet): SLBSDENTUTWDEMLBWLBJ. GilbertS. KafovaluJ. TupouL. JacksonD. McCartneyA. GillamK. OlugbodeG. FrazierJ. CarrellJ. SolisC. NorgardD. WilsonR. SeversonD. RippyT. HasselbachJ. FrankeE. LopezN. RobbinsM. ReidR. GamboaT. TaliankoL. CottrellM. MatthewesF. UmuT. HeningtonC. BoundsC. ShaverJ. AwiniN.J. FaloB. TonzL. TuilomaT. ColemanS. BennionG. Watanabe H. Shaw S. Berry Couple of thoughts: the SLB needs to be the most versatile player (pass rush/rush defense/coverage), It is the "hybrid DE/LB" position; think Von Miller role. Gilbert has the necessary athleticism and played that role in HS, same for Hasselbach, Cottrell, and Falo. The SDE is a "big" DE, much like Derek Wolfe or even Haloti Ngata; they play in the 3 gap and command a double-team from OT-OG and primarily are run-stoppers, but need to be able to penetrate if the O-line shifts and present single coverage. Kafovalu is excellent at this role and Carrell seems to fit that mold as well. Franke and Matthews seem to have the build and ability to play this spot. I put Tonz here as he is a "tweener" DE/DT type at this point; Tuiloma could also fit here at this stage in his career. The NT is a role everyone is familiar with; command double teams and stuff the run. I moved Solis around a lot as he could fit the SDE position very well, but our lack of nose tackle bodies meant that I ended up putting him here. Lopez and Umu seem tailor made to be NT. The Under tackle spot is the "Warren Sapp" position. A big body (but doesn't have to be typically DT size), who takes on single guard coverage and penetrates the O-line. Leo Jackson mostly played against tackles in JuCo but he is definitely a penetrating d-lineman, Norgard, Henington, and Coleman fit this role and I believe that Robbins does as well, but he could also fit the SDE spot. The WDE is the true "rush" player, think Terrell Suggs or DeMarcus Ware. McCartney is certainly that player for us and I believe that is Wilson, Shaver, and Reid's best position. Bennion played there in HS, but who knows what his size will be in 2016 when he joins the team. The Mike and Will LB spots are the same as last year, but the lack of depth at LB doesn't hurt us as bad with only 2 positions. Certainly we need some LB in the next recruiting cycle as 5 of the players are juniors; but the 3 deep should be sufficient for us in 2015.