Spring football practices at Ohio State have brought the first wave of installments for the highly anticipated spread offense implemented by Urban Meyer. Also, Braxton Miller's improvement at the quarterback position is probably what both fans and coaches are most anxious to see. The most exciting aspect of this year's spring game belongs to the defensive line. With former Buckeye Mike Vrabel at the helm of the D-Line, spirits and expectations are high.
There is no question that returning 19 players who all started at some point last season speaks volumes for the potential in 2012. The defense is no exception, bringing back 10 players who had the role of starter last year. A veteran player-turned-coach combined with a dynamite depth chart is the reason that the defensive line will be the most exciting position during the spring game.
The following list is why the D-Line should be what to watch for at The Horseshoe come April 21 when the Scarlet takes the field against the Gray.