I think this defense is going to be average this season, which would be a huge improvement.

Starting unit looks pretty good.

S: Malik Hooker & Clayton Geathers

CB: Vontae Davis, Quincy Wilson, Darius Butler (nickel)

LB: Jabaal Sheard, Edwin Jackson, Sean Spence , John Simon

DL: Henry Anderson, Jonathan Hankins, Kendall Langford

Ballard emphasized upgrading the front 7 and he did well. Defense is younger and better. That DLINE might be the best DL in the Pagano era.