Not Holding a Vigil if He Doesn’t Stay Healthy
Nick Vigil returns at strongside linebacker going into his third season in the orange and black. Drafted out of Utah State, Vigil made a drastic improvement in his play from 2016 to 2017. Last season Vigil totaled 79 tackles and even had an interception, while only playing 11 games due to an injured ankle. The pressure is on for him to stay consistent this season and have a breakout year, as rising player Carl Lawson, and rookie Malik Jefferson are the future for this defense. Vigil needs to avoid getting nicked up to secure a role on this team moving forward. Barring any injuries, expect Vigil to start Week 1 this year.