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The Cardinal Countdown: 74 Days Until Kickoff

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NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 05 Louisville at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

#74 Adonis Boone

Class: Junior

Ht/Wt: 6-5/310

Position: Offensive Line

Hometown: Daytona Beach, FL

Twitter: @Ajb1_

Thoughts: If Adonis is looking for advice on how to replace a first round draft pick he could pick the brain of Jawon Pass or even Chandler Jones within his own locker room. It’s not always easy, and the challenge is not to try and replicate what you were seeing from one of the best 30 players in the nation the season prior, but to avoid a major drop-off.

All signs point to Boone being the one taking over for the departed Mekhi “Big Ticket” Becton this year at left tackle, and those shoes , well they are very large ones to fill. Now, make no mistake, this isn’t Boone’s first rodeo. Boone not only got a solid number of reps last year at left tackle, playing in ten games, but actually started against NC State and Mississippi State when the Cards were without Becton’s services, and the man played fairly well. Allow me to interrupt our regularly scheduled countdown to offer you this beautiful “pancake touchdown” by Mr. Boone (#74 at bottom of the screen) last year…

I think if you expect Adonis to slide in at left tackle and we never miss a beat up front that may be unfair to him and the rest of the line. Loosing a Top 11 pick in the draft will always have an impact to a school that doesn’t have 5 stars stacked up on the depth chart, but I have stated before and I’ll say it again, by midyear I believe the O-line will actually be better than what we saw in 2019 as a unit. Three starters are back, Boone has been in the trenches as well, and the likely replacement for Haycraft (Brown/Lawson) will have some experienced guys to lean on up front, not to mention a better understanding of the playbook and a better feel for what Malik can do in the pocket. Last year was a step forward on the offensive line, I think we see more positive movement in 2020, and then 2021 and beyond we get teh full Ledford-effect where it’s 100% his guys running his offense, and the “fit” we talk about so often falls right into place.

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