Oregon State brings back a veteran offensive line and it should make the offense's job much easier, despite losing Jacquizz Rodgers in the backfield.
2. Arizona State: The Sun Devils are the only team in the Pac-12 that returns all of its starters and that will obviously pay off considerably.
Garth Gerhart has started 22 games and will once again be the anchor of the line to go along with three tackles that have starting experience.
Keep an eye on Aderious Simmons, as he has drawn solid reviews from those that saw him in spring ball.
Colorado will be implementing a power running game and it certainly has a skilled enough offensive line for it to succeed.
4. Stanford: The Cardinal lost three of its five starting offensive linemen, but there is still plenty of talent. David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin return with Kevin Danser pretty much a lock to start at the other guard position.
Beyond those three, Stanford has a bit of a question mark, but the good news is that the anchor of the line is still there.
There may be some inexperience, but there is still little reason to believe that this generally will not be a successful unit.
5. Oregon: This year's Oregon team lost three seniors to graduation and the spring was somewhat of a struggle because of it.
One player to watch out for is Hamani Stevens. Stevens was considered to be one of the best linemen in the country, but decided to go on a mission. If he is able to return to the Ducks, Stevens could be a wildcard.
6. USC: The Trojans' offensive line is a mixed bag of sorts, as there are still major questions at guard. Cyrus Hobbi could actually come in and play right away with Giovanni Di Poalo being a lineman that could make some noise.
Matt Khalil and Khaled Holmes will add stability to the line, but Holmes is likely playing center and that will leave some other questions on the line.
Even at right tackle, Kevin Graf is the projected starter, but he missed the spring after having shoulder surgery.
7. Washington State: The Cougars actually have one of their best offensive lines in recent memory due in large part to experience.
Washington State is not going to be very good this season, but it seems at this point that it won't be because of the offensive line. 8. Cal: The Golden Bears have their own questions at the offensive line position and had enough of them for Jeff Tedford to hire Jim Michalczik.
Mitchell Schwartz will be very consistent at tackle, but there are numerous questions beyond that. Cal is hoping Brian Schwenke can get some consistency and Dominic Galas can become a more mature lineman.
In addition, the Golden Bears would like to see Matt Summer-s Gavin stay healthy, or they will once again be scrambling to pick up the pieces.
Taylor is a big loss, as he was a starter for four years and named first-team all-conference last season. In addition, Utah lost All-American Caleb Schlauderaff, as he was drafted in the sixth round.
Utah's offensive line still has talent, but it will come down to whether or not it can replace those two large gaps.
The UA is going to pass the ball quite a bit and the offensive line is going to have to protect Nick Foles well or else this could be a long season.
There is certainly potential with Mickey Baucus, Fabbians Ebbele, and others. However, it is difficult to give them too much credit until they step on the field.
11. UCLA: It is hard to judge too much on the Bruins' offensive line, as it is still battling injuries and three of the five projected starters did not participate in the spring game.
Ben Riva is a bit of a question mark at the tackle position and probably the biggest worry on the line for the Huskies.