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Which unit is WSU's best?

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A few short years ago WSU's offensive line was not only easily the weakest area of the team, the Cougars likely ranked among the worst offensive line groups in the country. A lot has changed since then and the Cougars have improved up front dramatically. Now, with all five starters set to return and some solid depth building behind them, the offensive line might just be among WSU's best units.

This comes up because Phil Steele has been releasing his top units in college football. Running backswide receivers and offensive line included. My first thought was whether WSU would be included in any of the top lists. But then, I couldn't even decide which WSU unit would have the best shot. The receiver group was an easy answer last year but a couple of departures leave that group not as deep and with more question marks. Defensive line may have been a consideration for WSU's best if Xavier Cooper had returned for his senior season. Linebacker? Running backs?

At this point, I'm not really sure which unit I'd consider to be WSU's best. I think I'd still give the edge to wide receiver with Dom Williams, River Cracraft and Gabe Marks leading what should still be a very good group. Offensive line is an intriguing mix. They held their own last year despite some inexperience. That group should only be improved this season.

I'm leaning wide receivers, but which position group do you think is WSU's strongest?



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