Hyde replaced Hall, who replaced Boom, (Smith was expected to) Boom replaced Beanie, Beanie replaced Jonathan Wells, who replaced Mo Clarrett..
Not sure but I think this is not quite accurate...
Hyde took place of J. Hall who was injured and lost his spot to Hyde which he never relinquished. Hall sub'd in admirably for Hyde during 1st three games last year while Hyde was suspended.
Hall and Hyde replaced Boom and Zoom. Boom and Zoom replaced Beanie and Pittman. Pittman and Beanie replaced Mo Wells and Mo Hall who both worked to replace Mo Clarrett who replaced Jonathan Wells.
I agree with the notion that teams like Ohio State "re-load" rather than rebuild but some of the names above were far better players than the others. It took me a couple of years with Boom to "forget" about Beanie. Beanie helped me feel better about losing Pittman though... while Pittman was a welcome enhancement over the disappointments of Mo Wells and Mo Hall who together didn't equal Clarrett...and Jonathan Wells was a disappointment until his senior year when he went off for something like 1,200 yds.
It may take another year of Zeke to make me "forget" El Guapo...who would've been in NYC if it weren't for his suspension
The above may not be perfectly accurate (I did ZERO research on it) but its closer than putting Jonathan Wells as replacing Clarrett
There's always that next guy who makes people forget about the last.
I've personally never forgotten Eddie and our elders (and us that never got to see him play) have never forgotten Archie