The Colorado State defense is off to a rough start. Coach Steve Fairchild has watched his best pass rusher, defensive end Broderick Sargent, go down for the season with a knee injury in the team's first game. Then, this past weekend, top linebacker Mychal Sissons was lost to a broken ankle.
With arguably the unit's top two defensive players done for the season, Fairchild is looking at depth issues for the Rams. With a newly-physical Colorado, and its emphasis on the running game, up next, the Rams will need some youngsters to step forward.