Yes, I know a select few of you will hate this topic and say emo, but this is not a worthless far off depth chart projection. Its an evaluation of where we will be strong and where we need to improve if we want to compete with elite teams. Dave Brandon made a bold move by scheduling Alabama, with the eyes of the nation upon us. This will be our opportunity to show the college football world that we belong. So here is what we may be looking at:
QB: Denard will be a senior, hopefully poised for a Heisman run.
RBs: Should be loaded. Hart will be a sophomore, and we will have Smith, Fitz and Hopkins as well.
WRs: Roundtree will be a senior, and most likely our #1 target. Guys like Ricardo, Stokes, Jackson, and Gallon will have to step up to replace Jr, Stonum and Odoms. If Watkins commits, I'd suspect he'd have a great shot at starting.
TE: Moore will be a senior, but who knows what we have in him. Getting a quality TE this year is very important.
OL: Should be a strong veteran group with Lewan, Barnum, Khoury, Omameh and Schofield.
DL: DE's should be strong with Roh, Black, Wilkins and hopefully Zettel. We need our young guys in the middle to develop. Washington, Ash, Talbott ect. This is a question mark.
LBs: Demens will be our senior leader at MLB. Cam Gordon and Mike Jones will be Jrs, and should have starting experience. Add in guys like Furman, Ryan, Bell, Kellen Jones, and we should have great depth.
Secondary: CBs should be a veteran group with Avery, CC and Talbott as Jrs, JT Floyd as a senior, and guys like Crawford and Hollowell. At safety, Vinopal and Carvin will be Jrs with significant playing time. Kovacs will be a senior, and don't count out Marvin Robinson surpassing him.
Obviously there is a lot that is unknown, but I think there is definite reason to be optimistic that things are headed in the right direction for a showdown.