Like many other positions on the Kansas football roster, defensive ends has some talented guys. Though depth could be a concern if one falls to injury. Here’s a glance at the main cogs.
As the oldest guy of the group, Josh Richardson should be counted on to bring in leadership. He is a fifth-year player, that does many things good, not great. Tobin Opurum does have the potential to make a big step this season. Opurum, has a quick first step, and a fire to get to that quarterback. Double-digit sack numbers is not out of the question, though can he make the next step?
A couple of other returning guys are Dylan Avery, Kebo Agostinho, and Ben Goodman. Agostinho got lots of playing time last season as a second-year player and should once again be counted onto get into the rotation. He is putting on size, working out, and trying to gain the ability to power past the offensive line better. Avery is a former walk-on, and should star as a backup, while coaches are raving about Goodman’s off-season. The redshirt freshman is showing that he could be a major contributor this season.
One transfer from Nebraska in Josh Williams could push for playing time. The senior played in every game the last two seasons for Nebraska. He has the talent to become a starter and an impact player for Kansas.