Seth Emerson takes a crack at a post-spring depth chart for the offense here. It’s as good a place to start as any, but I think the main thing it illustrates is that, at least with regard to the offense, all that coaching talk about how most of the starting positions are up in the air is a stretch.
I mean, look at Emerson’s list. Quarterback is set. So are the running backs. The only issue at wide receiver is whether Bennett is healthy by the Clemson game (early signs are indeed promising on that front). Artie Lynch is your starter at tight end.
All that’s left is the offensive line, and even there, it’s not as fluid as they’d have you believe. Andrews and Burnette are set. John Theus is going to start at one of the tackle positions. Gates will be plugged in somewhere. The real issue is whether Xzavier Ward is ready to grab hold of the starting right tackle spot. If he is, Gates moves inside and they’re set. If he’s not, Gates plays tackle opposite Theus and Lee takes the other guard slot.
The good news to take from that is that there looks to be some real depth on the line for once. The bad news is that in the spring, that depth didn’t make too much of a difference. So I guess that’s why the coaches are trying to sell some uncertainty.