Washington State Football 2012 Evals: LB Darryl Monroe


Aug 30, 2012; Provo, UT, USA; Washington State Cougars linebacker Darryl Monroe (13) on the sideline during the third quarter against the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Stats: 80 Tackles, 8.5 TFL, 3 Sacks, and 2 Forced Fumbles.

What he accomplished in 2012: For somebody who came out of high school without a lot of stars he surely impressed as a Red-shirt Freshman. It was obvious during the game vs BYU that he was going to have a special season and he sure did.

Monroe is definitely going to have a great career at Washington State, if his freshman season is a sign of things to come. As bad as this season was for the Cougars, Monroe was absolutely the most consistent player on this entire football team. As the leaders of this team next year are determined, the obvious one on defense will be Monroe.

What I expect in 2013: What do I expect from Darryl Monroe in 2013? Oh, it’s definitely high expectations just like I had for him as a freshman because he’s proven to be a great player and will be a leader on this team for the years to come. Statistics-wise it’s somewhat hard to judge but I would say he’ll have 85-95 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and a interception in 2013.

In order for this team to get back to a bowl game, they need a true leader. This was stated by multiple members of the coaching staff last season. It was a pressing issue that nobody really stepped into that true leader that they needed to succeed, which is why they struggled so much on both offense and defense. With Monroe this season, I expect that to change big time.