PROJECTED DEPTH CHART
1. Jerrell Rhodes. Rhodes had an up-and-down freshman season, when was the second back behind then-senior Gregory Ray. This offseason, Rhodes is working as if he's got no intentions to be a backup. Rhodes added 100 pounds to his squat lift and 50 pounds to his bench press. If the offensive line can hold up (more on that later), look for Rhodes to have a good year.
2. Artaves Gibson. The Mitchell product complements Rhodes well as a powerful runner. Gibson should be able to spell Rhodes when asked and could very well be Porter's best third down back on the roster. At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, Gibson is also an ideal candidate in short yardage and goal line situations.
3. Carl Harris/Joe Price/Billy Foster. I'm grouping these three together because, in all likelihood, they'll be used an interchangeable fashion. They all bring an element of quickness and speed to the backfield, and Foster can also line up at wide receiver. Harris and Price are only freshmen, so there's plenty of time for them to develop.
Unlike last season, Porter has some legitimate options at running back. With five capable backs in the fold, tailback is one position that Tiger fans can count on this season.