The Tennessee Volunteers had one of the most prolific offenses in school history during 2012. Can the 2013 squad repeat that production? The first step to answering that question is taking a look at the depth chart.
Offensive producers like Tyler Bray, Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson are all leaving early for the NFL draft. But contrary to popular opinion, I'm not convinced that next year's group is going to take such a huge step back.
Returning four of the five starting linemen and filling the fifth spot with an experienced junior is one of the main reasons.
The recruiting dead period lasted from December 17 to today, January 3, which means Butch Jones' staff can begin contacting recruits again, potentially voiding several areas of my depth chart.
But with names like Derrick Green and Marquez North popping up as possible additions, I'll be glad to be wrong by omitting their names from the 2013 offensive depth chart.