5 biggest gets for Colorado in the transfer portal

Coach Prime went all-in on the transfer portal this offseason, but of the 23 incoming transfers, FanSided college football writer Josh Yourish expects these five to be the most important and have the biggest impact in 2024.
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. Redshirt Sophomore. Eligibility: 3 years. DE. 444. . Samuel Okunlola. Samuel Okunlola. Samuel Okunlola. player

Colorado needed to get more talent and more depth in the trenches, but that’s not just on offense. The Buffaloes were 100th in yards per carry allowed at 4.7, finished 110th in rushing defense, and averaged 2.3 sacks per game which was 44th in the nation. 

Last season as a redshirt freshman, the 6-foot-4 245-pound edge rusher generated 12 pressures and five sacks at Pitt. However, he wasn’t entirely efficient in his 130 pass-rush snaps. 

Okunlola’s pass-rush win rate was just 5% which was 684th among defensive linemen with at least 100 pass-rush snaps. He has a high upside and unlike many of the players in the transfer portal, he has three years of eligibility left.

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