Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football: 2015 Season Preview and Prediction

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North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) is tackled by Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive end Kemoko Turay (58) as Rutgers football faces UNC in Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit, MI. (William Perlman | NJ Advance Media for

Breakout Player to Watch: Kemoko Turay, Defensive End

He may not qualify as a breakout player due to his success as a freshman and the offseason hype he has generated, but Kemoko Turay has shown the sky is the limit for what he can do going forward.

As a two-star recruit on Rivals, Turay became a massive over-achiever as a freshman as he racked up seven and a half sacks and eight and a half tackles for a loss.

Now, with defensive end David Milewski gone, Turay has a chance to shine as a Big Ten superstar and come across as a huge steal for the Scarlet Knights. at 6’6″ 235 pounds, he has a solid size to be a dangerous pass rusher and a guy who disrupts lots of plays.

Earning Freshman All-American honors was just a taste of what could come, and even NFL scouts are beginning to view him as a potentially superstar athlete. So yes, he has already gained recognition for his success.

But the potential is so great that he belongs on this list anyway. If the Rutgers defense is to improve at all this year, Turay will have a huge part in that, and he should emerge as a major NFL prospect in two years.

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