Our weakness is youth and inexperience. It might not matter and it might not be a weakness because we have exceptional young talent who might grow right into their roles but the lack of experience at several position groups is a potential weakness.
Back up QB, LB, DB, RB and OL are all looking at replacing very talented players. Odds are one group blows us away with great play and one group doesn't gel right away. My guess is the OL is at the biggest risk of taking too long to gel.
I'm confident one of our two back up QB's with 1.5 and 2.5 years in the system will be ready to go. This staff polished Guiton who was on track to being a never-was who had transfer papers in front of him. We forget that before he came in and won the Purdue game most people thought back up QB was a major area of concern. Barrett and Jones were better prospects to begin with, Guiton was an 11th hour hail mary that paid off.
We have a lot of talent at LB the WILL is a big unknown. A RS FR replacing a first round draft pick. MLB and SAM should be loaded but they have to function as a group and it might be tough going.
DB might be better off with young guns in an intuitive system. We have some talent back there. They have the most to prove.
RB is a mystery but it is hard to believe that one of the stable won't emerge as a star. I'm least concerned about this group, way too many weapons.
OL is scary because it requires talent and cohesion. We have talent but they have to work together. I'm really glad that Warrier didn't take a HC job this year, we need him. Again, a talented group but who knows how well they mesh. If one guy is off then the whole group looks bad. Probably the most unnerving situation for the coaching staff.