A little over a month with 32 days left to go! Guess who is up next?—Rondell McNair
#32, Rondell McNair, RS Senior, DE
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 244 lbs
High School: New Bern HS, New Bern, NC / Contra Costa College
How'd he get to the Blue™?
Mr. McNair hails from Pamlico, North Carolina and, unfortunately, failed to qualify out of high school. What could have derailed a young man's life, has instead turned into a wealth of possibility. McNair spent the last couple of years at Contra Costa Community College getting his grades up and impressing on the gridiron, attracting the attention of schools like Arizona State and New Mexico, to name a few. Of course, Coach Harsin and Co. swooped in rather late in the recruiting period to snag McNair, much to the rejoice of Bronco Nation.
If the kid doesn't get a pro career somewhere, he's probably going do something with graphic design. He can make some slick edits.
McNair needs to grow his beard out a little more, but James Harden of the Houston Rockets.
He did not have a whole lot of stats last season. Five total tackles. But he certainly made them count. 1.5 sacks for 12 yards and 2.5 tackles-for-loss that totaled for 18 yards. The shared sack was for a safety versus Utah State--first since 2009 (and I HOPE he gets several more in Logan this season).
At Contra Costa he recorded 32 tackles (25 solo) last season, including eight for-loss and six sacks, earning first-team all-conference and first team all-regional honors.
Because we now have a preseason depth chart a lot of these later countdowns will actually be a little easier to do. We can see that Mr. McNair has made some strides to seeing some quality time on field. Having the "or" distinction along with Mr. McCaskill, McNair provided some quality depth and an ability to add some maturity to the team.
With the Broncos propensity for rotation, and keeping guys as fresh as possible, the "or" probably bodes well for McNairs chances of seeing plenty of game time (and improving the above stats). With Mr. Correa, and Mr. Perez, on the opposite end (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?) there will be quite the opportunity for our "normal" defensive ends to get some statistics. When opposing offenses have to worry about a junior that could, potentially (though I hope it never happens), leave early they could overlook some quality athletes on the other end (I DID IT AGAIN!).
Is he on Twitter?
Yes he is.
Completely Made Up Fact
Those edits he made above? Did those with crayons.