Best position competition
This entire roster is in competition mode this spring. While some players will certainly see plenty of playing time, I think the entire depth chart at wide receiver has some play to it this spring. But even receivers are competing with tight ends and running backs. The best competition this spring is across the board. No, I’m not copping out on you. It’s simply a fact that the roster boasts an incredible number of high talented players who are vying for playing time.
And they are all worthy of consideration.
Will Fuller, Pounds, McClatcher, or Baccellia leverage their familiarity with QB Jake Browning to get an early advantage this spring? Or will the coaches turn to some new talent to build for tomorrow?
Schedule favors upperclassmen
There is such a thing as chemistry in football. What that means in more descriptive terms is that the quarterback and receiver can successfully anticipate each other’s moves when plays break down. In short, if the quarterback is under pressure, or if defensive coverage is too strong, each instinctively knows that to do.
With the team opening at Auburn to take on the Tigers, there will need to be a great deal of understanding between quarterback and receiver. This spring, that chemistry is on display. Which receiver seems to pair up best with which quarterback? That, more than any other attribute, could be the difference maker in determining roles for each player.