Starter: Greg McMullen - The junior has looked good this spring and is up to 284-pounds.
Backup: Joe Keels – The JUCO senior is as glad as anyone for a staff change and should get snaps this fall at a depleted position.
Starter: Vincent Valentine – The junior will continue to grow on what he did last year and has been very solid in spring practices.
Backup: Kevin Maurice – The former Florida prep is behind just two really good defensive tackles.
Starter:Maliek Collins – The junior has been unblockable during the spring and should be one of the best DTs in the conference.
Backup: Kevin Williams – The senior is healthy and will be the first called upon when the two starters need a blow.
Starter: Jack Gangwish – A former walk-on, Gangwish isn’t as athletic as some at DE, but has a high motor.
Backup: Sedrick King – Finding a fourth DE might be a challenge but King definitely looks the part.
Starter: Josh Banderas – A new scheme and new staff has put Banderas in a good position to be a really good linebacker in 2015.
Backup: Michael Rose – He’s already in the starting lineup, but would likely shift over if Banderas went down with injury.
Starter: David Santos – The senior isn’t practicing this spring, but has enough experience to catch up in fall.
Backup: Marcus Newby – He’s getting first-team reps right now, but could find himself in a utility linebacker type role in the fall.
Starter: Michael Rose – A move to the outside has benefited the junior, who is coming back from knee injury.
Backup: Dedrick Young – With depth concerns at the position, the talented true freshman should get game reps this fall.
Starter: Daniel Davie – The senior CB went down with an injury this spring, bad timing as he tries to fend off some talented youngsters behind him.
Backup: Josh Kalu – Kalu is so versatile and could factor in at NICKEL as well. Last year’s film late in the year likely helped him gain some trust with this staff.
Starter: Nate Gerry – Has become a vocal leader in the secondary, impressing the coaching staff along the way.
Backup: LeRoy Alexander – Battling back after sitting out for undisclosed reasons in 2014.
Starter: Byerson Cockrell – Right now is also the NICKEL guy and has shown to have a high football IQ.
Backup: Kieron Williams – Has made a couple INTs this spring and could challenge for a starting spot in the fall.