We will have at least 3 new starters and quite possibly 5 if Nakumara and Norman rise to the occasion.
Thats up to 5 upgrades over what we saw last year and its reasonable to think the returning starters should show some improvement in their 2nd year in the system and having a full offseason.
Causing 2 turnovers and allowing a field goal in 1 quarter of play in the first preseason game is nothing to panic over when the first team D was in.
I am cautiously optimistic and definitely expect better results than we saw last year. How much better we'll be is impossible to predict at this point.