After the news that former Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the remainder of the 2017 season with an ACL tear, former Nittany Lion Mike Hull will reportedly step into the starting role. The Miami Herald report states that though the team will continue to search for options both inside and outside of the organization, Hull is the current next man up.
Despite starting on defense just once thus far in his career, Hull has been receiving consistent reps with the starters this offseason, according to the Miami Herald report. He has also been a standout special teamer during his first two years in the league.
In his only start in 2016, he accounted for 7 tackles and 1 interception.
He's certainly in a position to succeed with a supporting cast including Ndamukong Suh, Kiko Alonso, and Lawrence Timmons. Hopefully, he gets a fair shot at keeping the job.
In two years on the field at Penn State, Hull racked up 216 tackles (138 in 2014), 15.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 1 forced fumble/fumble recovery.