Iowa Practice Video: Offensive Line Drills
The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to replace two offensive line starters from a year ago in Andrew Donnal and Brandon Scherff but do return all of their interior with Jordan Walsh, Sean Welsh, and Austin Blythe.
The biggest loss was obviously Scherff. The 1st round draft pick of the Washington Redskins was the recipient of the Outland Trophy and a unanimous consensus All-American a year ago.
In addition to those honors, Scherff also claimed the Rimington-Pace Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, and was a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award.
With the departure of the two offensive tackles, that is a topic of discussion during Fall camp to see who will fill those roles. The first guys up will be Boone Myers and Ike Boettger. Myers is handling the first team duties on the left side, while Boettger is on the right.
Wednesday's practice also had Jordan Walsh omitted from action, and serving in his spot was Eric Simmons.
Another note on the offensive line worth keeping an eye on is freshman James Daniels. He was the headliner of the Hawkeyes' 2015 class, labeled as a four-star recruit by Scout.
Daniels arrives with a lot of praise, and he's living up to the hype thus far. He's already cracked the two-deep it appears, taking repetitions with the unit on Wednesday at left guard. He stands out right away when looking onto the practice field, already having the size and build that's comparative to the returning starters.
Check out video produced by Scout of the offensive line in action during the first portion of Wednesday's activities.
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