Our defense was more than Zaven. We've got 3 cats on the DL who can all play in the NFL. Someone is going to bring Stevenson in and get a nice NT who eventually starts (think Tyrunn Walker). Player is going to go to the league and have people comparing him to Aaron Donald after a couple of seasons, and Goodlow is going to get his shot too. Our defense was loaded with speed across the field last year. And these guys thinking they have to move to a P5 program for a shot is BS. The talking heads at ESPN talked Zaven but they also talked a whole lot about our CBs last year especially after locking down Wallace in the OSU game. Think about it, our defense basically ended Chuba Hubbard's and Wallace's dreams of going in the first 2 rounds.especially when you know what a struggle it was to get to six wins with a top 15ish player holding down your defense.
Green and Evans would have easily garnered a ton of notice this coming year without transferring. When they both end up at Mizzou, TU needs to file a tampering complaint with the NCAA.