The Ohio State Buckeyes have a ton of holes to fill on their defense going into the 2013 season as the team loses seven defensive starters, including the entire defensive line.
Gone are John Simon, the heart and soul of the OSU defense the last two seasons, and Johnathan Hankins, who will likely be a top-10 pick this April, among others.
The list may go up to eight starters gone if redshirt sophomore DB Bradley Roby decides to leave early. For the purposes of this list, he is still on the roster.
With so much turnover, who is expected to take each of the starting jobs?
Here is an early projection at the defensive depth chart, featuring the starter(s) listed first and the rest of the two-deep for each position.