The news of the Luke Roberts transfer got me thinking about our depth at LB. I hate to be a negative nancy but wow its a bit scary.
By my count we have just 4 scholarship linebackers returning from last year (Shazier, Grant, Perry, Williams), only one of which has proven themselves to be a top level player thus far. Our incoming class has just 2 true linebacker prospects, although there are a couple other guys who could end up there down the line. Meyer lamented how short we were on linebackers last year but since last year we've lost 5 LBs and only brought in 2.
This leaves us with grand total of 6 true linebackers on the roster for next season. Hopefully the young guys are ready to play right away and we avoid injury issues or this could turn into a problem.