In the month of July, BeaversEdge.com will be counting down the top 20 Oregon State football players on the 2017 roster.
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No. 17 - Hamilcar Rashed
2016 stats: N/A (Rashed redshirted as a true freshman)
Rashed redshirted in his first season for the Beavers. There were several instances where the Beavers nearly burned his redshirt because of injuries at outside linebacker but ultimately didn’t.
Rashed lands No. 17 on this list because of the outstanding spring that he had. He flashed immense amounts of potential for the Beavers in the spring session while filling in for Bright Ugwoegbu and Manase Hungalu, who either didn’t participate in practice because of injury or played limited reps in terms of precautions. In the spring session, he really wowed me with the passion and energy that he played with. There wasn’t one play where he wasn’t trying to either make the play or assist his teammates and to me that shows a player that is going to be big time sooner than later. The linebacking corps is deep for the Beavs in 2017, but I expect Rashed to make an impact for OSU.
Greaves' take on Rashed
For each player in the BeaversEdge Top 20, Marcus Greaves will provide analysis of each player. Greaves played for the Beavers from 2014-2017 and has joined BeaversEdge.com as a football analyst.
Rashed, much like Hughes-Murray is a genetic freak. Big, fast, and strong, Rashed can be a serious problem for many teams. His expectations for the 2017 season are hard to say, but this will give him a very good chance to learn a lot from bright and improve his game and mold it much like Bright Ugwoegbu. If he does this, he can be a very good player for this defense and possibly even compete for a starting spot.
BeaversEdge Top 20 for 2017 Archive
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