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78 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Cornelius Lucas


#78 Cornelius Lucas
Redshirt Sophomore
6-8 | 331
New Orleans, La.


Position: Offensive Line

Previous College: None

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Cornelius Lucas IV (b. July 18, 1991) is a big, big man — perhaps the only man on the roster who could give Manase Foketi a run for his money in an eating or wrestling contest.

While that doesn't necessarily translate automatically into being a dominant offensive lineman, it sure doesn't hurt.

Appropriately enough, Lucas should spend this season backing up Foketi, much as he did last year.

As the Mountain's understudy, he should have ample opportunity to learn and develop in preparation for being the starting left tackle in 2012 and 2013.

And God forbid, if Foketi should be hurt at any point this season, it's nice to know there's a capable mammoth waiting in the wings to step in for him and guard Collin Klein's blind side.