The Iowa Hawkeyes and head coach Kirk Ferentz have kicked off the 2013 football season with spring practices.
The first depth chart is out. Though it only means so much, it does give fans some clues about what positions will see the fiercest fights for playing time and what the newer and hopefully better offensive schemes will look like.
This article will look at which players and positions are bearish and which are bullish.
The ratings, though subjective, are based on the depth chart, what the coaches have said in interviews and how much any given player has moved up the depth chart over the past few months.
It also takes into consideration where the team seems to be going in respect to the players' roles based on the aforementioned criteria.
Finally, all Ferentz quotes, unless otherwise noted, are via his most recent press conference as transcribed by HawkeyeSports.com.