I'm bored, so here's my projected 2013 two-deep to coincide with the beginning of 2013 B1G play. The non-conference schedule will give some of the young bucks time to emerge. The only true freshman that I am bullish on getting a starting slot by the time B1G begins is Joey Bosa, who could be devastating opposite Noah Spence. Starters will be more of a formality with this defensive line, however, since there is too much talent on hand and they will rotate constantly.
Tell me why I'm wrong.
LT Jack Mewhort LE Noah Spence
Evan Lisle Tyquan Lewis
LG Andrew Norwell DT Adolphus Washington
Tommy Brown Tommy Schutt
C Corey Linsley NT Michael Bennett
Jacoby Boren Chris Carter/Billy Price
RG Marcus Hall DE Joey Bosa
Antonio Underwood Se’von Pittman
RT Taylor Decker OLB Ryan Shazier
Kyle Dodson David Perkins
TE Jeff Heuerman MLB Curtis Grant
Marcus Baugh Cam Williams
X Devin Smith OLB Jamal Marcus
Michael Thomas Joshua Perry
QB Braxton Miller CB Bradley Roby
Kenny Guiton Armani Reeves
RB Carlos Hyde SAF Christian Bryant
Brionte Dunn/Ezekiel Elliot Devin Bogard
TE Nick Vannett SAF C.J. Barnett
Marcus Baugh Tyvis Powell/Cam Burroughs
H Corey Brown CB Doran Grant
Chris Fields Eli Woodward
Z Evan Spencer
- This assumes Hankins will declare for the draft. He will, and he'll go in the top 10.
- Also assumes Tyquan Lewis will commit to OSU.
- Defensive line is difficult to slot, with a wealth of talent. It will also be very young, with Bennett being the old-timer
- I think the FB position will be dropped from the offense next year with Boren gone. I expect us to use a two TE set instead. Baugh will back up both of the primary TEs, and might overtake Vannett.
- We will be stacked in the secondary. Could see Barnett going early to draft if he has an outstanding season, but I expect him to stay for his senior year, since it'll be a national title run.
- Barring unforeseen injury, there should be a lot of continuity on the offensive line from 2012 to 2013. Still want to see Dodson v. Evan Lisle in action to determine who would be the LT v. RT candidate.