I'm going to try to go through each position group with these discussions. I think they will be a good for passing time during this slow part of the year for football. However, I do not for any player/or grouping for these to get into personal attacks toward the players in any way. If so I'm sure the MODs will shut it down (and I will stop doing them).
On to the OL. Very good recruiting over the past few years has us loaded up with talent but High School talent doesn't always translate to big boy football for the "Big Uglies". Seems to me, in my opinion, that we are at a cross roads for the haves and the have nots for our personnel. As a group looks like either one OT spot or one OG spot may be the only positions up for grabs.
These are strictly my opinion but the haves are - James, Horton, Golson, Smith. The guys vying for filling that 5th spot are Harrell, W. Bell, Tega, Sammons
The have nots - Carr, Kim, Sharpe. They could develop into contributors but still have a way to go.
The new guys - W. Bell, C. Dunn. I think both of these guys can provide depth to the line but not sure either will have enough time to learn the offense to start day one. Ashley, Troxell, Brahms will have a long way to go although I expect Ashley to possibly get in on some special teams and he or Sammons/Tega to be the overloaded line TE if we use that set.
I think if we stay away from injuries that our start 5 will be a top 3 OL in the conference. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict a little shakeup in the line up.
C Golson/C. Dunn
I thought from A-day that both lines looked pretty good. 2nd/3rd teamers couldn't run block against our 1's on the DL but they did provide some time in the pass game. The 2's aren't good enough to win a lot of games for us but I think in a few of our cupcake games that they can come in and run the full offense not just run the give up the middle same blocking scheme but get reps running the full scheme. Carr, Harrell, Sharpe, and Kim need those reps if they are ever going to be contributors for us.