Corey Liuget dropped thirty pounds before the season, and the positive effects were easily noticeable on the field. The newly-svelte 6’3″, 285-pound defensive tackle looked explosive penetrating into opposing teams’ backfields and displayed an impressive motor making plays in pursuit.
The junior notched 58 tackles, 10 TFL, 3.5 sacks and 10 QB hurries, earning himself second-team All-Big Ten honors. In impressive outings like the one against Ohio State, Liuget showed why he’ll be a highly coveted draft prospect, either in 2011 or ’12.
According to a recent report, Liuget is leaning towards entering the draft. His gap-penetrating ability could make him a top 60 selection for a 4-3 squad, most likely one that runs a Tampa 2.