Not that this explains everything but the biggest injury last year no question in the 2014 season was to Wilmington. He would have been the guiding force and strong tackler that this team desperately needed. He’s a big safety that plays like an LB.
If Lambert moves into a hybrid/OLB position, and Ripanti stays inside, that seems to imply Laub is penciled in as a DE. As for CB I have to believe Githens, Barrett, Sieg and Redmond can step up on the other side of Leaks.
Also, we have to believe that it’s going to be a free-for-all audition for the defense in general. From last year’s performance if it were me, I’d say all 11 starting positions are up for grabs. Lehigh also needs depth at all positions on the D.