Super Early 2014 Opening Day Roster

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    This is what I have come up with for this coming year before transfers and Juniors declaring...
    I might be wrong with some ranking, but this is how I have composed the depth chart through previous depth charts, recruiting and eye test. Commits are at the bottom because they can not commit as we know. Some ranking for the top commits.

    Florida Gators 2014 Depth Chart at a Glance

    Quarterbacks (Solid Competition)

    T#1 DT Jeff Driskel
    T#1 DT Tyler Murphy
    #3 PP Skyler Mornhinweg
    #4 PP Christian Provancha
    #5 PP Max Staver

    Running Backs (Great Potential, Jockeying for Position)

    T#1 Matt Jones
    T#1 Kelvin Taylor
    #3 Mack Brown
    #4 Valdez Showers
    #5 Mark Herndon
    #6 Adam Lane

    Fullbacks (Solid Pair)

    #1 Hunter Joyer
    #2 Gibeon Ajagbe
    #3 Rhaheim Ledbetter

    Wide Receivers (Has good potential)

    T#1 Quinton Dunbar ??
    T#1 Andre Dubose
    T#3 Valdez Showers
    T#3 Ahmad Fulwood
    #5 DeMarcus Robinson
    T#6 Chris Thompson
    T#6 Latroy Pittman
    #8 Raphael Andrades
    #9 Michael McNeely
    T#10 Alvin Bailey
    T#10 Marqui Hawkins

    Tight Ends (Great potential with the right OC)

    #1 Clay Burton
    #2 Tevin Westbrook
    T#3 Colin Thompson
    T#3 Kent Taylor
    #5 Blair Diamond

    Offensive Tackle (Great Potential with right OL Coach)

    T#1 Chaz Green
    T#1 DJ Humphries
    #3 Tyler Moore
    #4 Max Garcia
    #5 Trenton Brown
    #6 Quinteze Williams
    #7 Roderick Johnson
    #8 Octavius Jackson

    Offensive Guard (No depth, need recruits or position changes)

    T#1 Ian Silberman
    T#1 Trip Thurman
    #3 Cameron Dillard
    #4 Roderick Johnson

    Centers (No Depth, wont need it IMO)

    #1 Cameron Dillard

    Defensive Ends (Not enough depth)

    T#1 Dante Fowler
    T#1 Jonathan Bullard
    #3 Ronald Powell ??
    T#4 Bryan Cox Jr.
    T#4 Alex McCallister
    #6 Jordan Sherit

    Defensive Tackles (Not enough experience for SEC play)

    T#1 Darius Cummings
    T#1 Leon Orr
    #3 Jay-nard Bostwick
    #4 Caleb Brantley
    #6 Antonio Riles
    #7 Joey Ivie
    #8 Dakota Wilson

    Linebackers (Solid IF healthy)

    T#1 Ronald Powell ??
    T#1 Michael Taylor
    T#1 Antonio Morrison
    #4 Neiron Ball
    #5 Jarrad Davis
    #6 Matt Rolin
    #7 Jeremi Powell
    #8 Daniel McMillian
    #9 Alex Azalone

    Cornerbacks (Above average)

    T#1 Vernon Hargreaves III
    T#1 Marcus Roberson ??
    T#1 Cody Riggs
    #4 Brian Poole
    #5 Marcus Maye

    Safeties (Solid)

    T#1 Jabari Gorman
    T#1 Marcus Maye
    #3 Keanu Neal
    #4 Marcell Harris

    Defensive Backs

    Nick Washington

    Punter

    #1 Johnny Townsend
    #2 Kyle Christy

    Kicker

    #1L Austin Hardin
    #1S Francisco Velez

    2014 VERBAL Commits

    RB Dalvin Cook - T#1 Break away speed and athleticism
    WR Ermon Lane - #1-3 because of size, speed, ability and his field awareness
    QB-DT Will Grier - T#3 will have a shot at being starter if comes in early.
    WR/CB JC Jackson - Could fight for playing time as WR. Reminds me of Showers.
    ATH Chris Lammons - I can see him in the KR/PR unit.
    DB Quincy Wilson - Very tall corner
    DT Khairi Clark - Get some playing time.
    CB Duke Dawson
    DE Justus Reed
    WR Ryan Sousa
    DE Taven Bryan
    OG Nolan Kelleher - Has size and has a chance to play with limited depth
    TE DeAndre Goolsby
    OG Travaris Dorsey - Has size and has a chance to play with limited depth.
    OG Dontae Angus - Has size and has a chance to play with limited depth.
    TE C’yontai Lewis
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    Hoping to see Max Staver move up to #3, although if we do change to a more up tempo style offense not sure how he would fit into that.

    Ahmad Fulwood seemed to be catching a lot of balls towards the end of the season, for a freshman. I'd really like to see Showers stretch the field more with his speed, not just sweeps and screens. Hopefully some recruits (Lane or Lauterdale) can step in and give us some consistency.

    Really want to see Colin Thompson stay healthy, he seems to be able to block in the run game and has pretty solid hands. I have no idea what to make of Kent Taylor.

    Offensive line........uhhhhh welp...

    We need someone to step up and be a playmaker at safety. VH3, Roberson, Poole are pretty solid corners, but we need more than just consistent players at safety. Guys like Reggie Nelson and Matt Elam changed games by themselves.

    Interested to see if R Powell stays or declares, can't see anyone else from the D declaring this year. I think if we stay healthy we have a chance to be decent again next year, but being the University of Florida, decent doesn't cut it...
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    Forgot # 85 Chris Thompson at WR who has gotten time over Robinson already.
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    Noticed that. McNeely has also gotten some playing time at WR.

    Couple more changes:
    - Ledbetter at FB
    - Sherritt at DE
    - Trevon Young at OT

    I think Moore ends up playing OG. maybe Garcia too. Lane will end up higher on the RB depth chart, but seeing as he hasn't played yet, it's fine where it is.

    Good list, though.
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    UPDATE: 3rd string FB Rhaheim Ledbetter will transfer...
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    I can't see Tyler Moore at OT. He got killed this past season, move him inside
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    I saw several of our O-lineman getting killed last year... He'll be fine next year with the right coach.
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    Is that "super early" or "super, early"?

    I'm sure by August we will have plenty of predictions of undefeated seasons!
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    He will be fine inside
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    Good list. There are some experienced players on the roster, not sure how good some of them really are due to the poor coaching they've received on the O side the last couple of years.

    I think Muschamp made a big mistake not playing one of the freshman DT's after Easly got hurt. They may not have been completely "ready" (as some will tell you), however, they could have gotten a few snaps - especially in the blow out losses (Vandy, Missouri, and FSU). We have 2 DTs w/ experience next year.
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    Are there any predicted position changes?
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    I think you can always chalk up a couple of players moving from defense to offense.

    Here's the formula:

    3rd stringers on defense move to offensive skill positions and become 1st/2nd stringers at skill positions.
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    UPDATE: OT David Sharpe just commit out of Patrick Young's HS. GO GAORS!
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    UPDATE: Additional transfers #6 OT Quinteze Williams, T#3 TE Kent Taylor, OT Trevon Young, T#1 OG Ian Silberman

    5 total transfers. Big loss at OG.
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    UPDATE: WR/TE Moral Stephens commit. Big target with a 6'4 210lbs frame. Go Gators
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    I just did a google search and he's being listed as a TE prospect by some of the services. From 247sports:

    The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, ranks Stephens as the nation’s No. 418 prospect overall and the No. 15 tight end. 247Sports currently rates Stephens a three-star prospect with an 83 grade.
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    Yeah, I changed it to WR/TE because they will probably use him as a flex
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    UPDATE: Another transfer today #5 QB-PP Max Staver. That makes it currently 6 transfers and at least 1 declaring for NFL. The new direction Muschamp is going with the offense, there is need for Staver's skill set.
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    UPDATE: Tyler Murphy will transfer. Good luck to him, and I can't blame him. He probably didn't like that Muschamp rescheduling the spring game for Driskel.
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    People can say whatever they want to, but this situation is Jacoby 2.0. When you reschedule spring practice, you have named your starter. JMHO
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