1. Nick Klemm - JR
2. Justin Gilbert - SR
It looks like junior Nick Klemm will be protecting C.J. Brown's blindside.
In his collegiate career, Klemm has been relegated to backup duty, playing in just 17 games in his two years as a Terp, and he hasn't yet made a start. The simple fact that Klemm is big and healthy could work in his favor.
The same cannot be said for his projected backup.
Justin Gilbert might be more talented, but he is also the more injury prone. He's had serious left knee injuries over the last two seasons, and these injuries could cause him to miss more playing time this season.
Should Gilbert get healthy, he could be a formidable challenge to Klemm. But with the unfortunate history surrounding his left knee, it seems unlikely that will happen.
1. Mike Madaras - FR
2. Ryan Doyle - FR
The right tackle position looks like a spot where two incoming freshmen can make an immediate impact.
Right now the favorite to start is freshman Mike Madaras, from nearby Good Counsel, Md. The four-star prospect is one of the most highly touted offensive linemen that Maryland has nabbed in the past decade, and he could certainly bring some stability to an unstable Maryland offensive line.
Meanwhile, Ryan Doyle redshirted last year, his first season with Maryland. It may have been an unwise move on his part now that Madaras looks like the favorite to start.
Should Doyle or Madaras fail to capitalize, there's also another freshman third-stringer Jake Wheeler, who could still win the starting job.