ESPN: 5 Players who must step up on Offense

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    It's a good list. Fulwood did well with his opportunities last year and should be a reliable contributor, but Debose is our most likely vertical threat. DRob has most potential for big YAC.

    Want to see two RBs over 700 yds. KT and Lane?

    Would be nice to see a TE do something but I'm not holding my breath.
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    I fully beleive that we will be a very good team next year. We are loaded with players with huge upside and with Roper as OC - the sky is the limit.
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    Driskel is the key...again. His play will likely dictate where next year's team is going. We need solid contributions from all the players you mentioned but without a huge step from Driskel, history is set to repeat itself in Gainesville. Let's hope Driskell can challenge that sky limit.
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    It's about the O-line over everything else.
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    Debose has been here for 5 years, and it's spelled right in the article. Can we finally spell his name right?

    Maybe when he actually contributes on offense I guess.
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    My five players:
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    LG
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    I think we know by now that it matters not how long a player has been here - we've seen guys have their names misspelled for the entirety of their careers. I think it's time to stop worrying about the Driscols, Duboses, etc.
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    I truly hope Adam Lane is the guy who jumps out this spring and draws some attention. But I have no problem with the five who were mentioned by ESPN.
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    Always.
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    Yes, Always...
    Rather have decent running backs and an awesome offensive line...
    Decent QB and an awesome offensive line...
    Decent recievers and tight ends...and an awesome offensive line...
    And a great defense....
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    Tebow
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    Tebow
    Harvin
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    It's the whole offense. The only position we seem to be fine at is RB (although Taylor goes down and it could get interesting).

    We have experienced WRs who have been very inconsistent and young guys with talent, but without much production. WR is a huge question mark. Will the senior guys finally step up and be consistent producers? Do any of the younger talented guys have what it takes to supplant one of the seniors?

    TE is huge and we need one of these freshman recruits to come in and give us some production. Not having a TE last year really hurt this offense last year (among many other things).

    Finally and most importantly, our Oline. If we can't block, none of the above will matter. We appear to be bringing in a top OL recruiting class and will be set for the next 3-4 years, but can any of them make an immediate impact and/or provide some depth?
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    Absolutely the O-line... With a competent O-line Driskel will be okay and our running game will take-off.
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    We will be using the H-back position this year, so that will account for some of the TE production.
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    The entire offense and kicking game
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    That sounds like a good choice to me... has Roper mentioned this explicitly? Anyone targeted for it yet?

    Seems to me among existing players Jones and Pittman could be fits for that. And that gets Jones on the field at the same time as our other backs.

    Goolsby and/or Stephens could be good for that as well.
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    The big uglys,the rest will fall in line.
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    Don't forget an OL coach who knows what he's doing.
    Hopefully most of the problems left town with Pease.
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    It's in the playbook. Some players are changing positions but I will let them make the announcements.

    I'm ready to see how they look at spring practice.
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