As much as spring practice is an important tool that coaching staffs use to evaluate the kind of strengths and weaknesses they have on their team, it is a time period that the players can use to assure themselves a lot of playing time during the upcoming season.
For Boise State, several players (many of which play offensive skill positions) had already essentially locked up starting jobs for the 2013 season well before spring practice opened up on the blue turf a few weeks ago.
But for others, the practices have been crucial in determining their spot on the depth chart.
Therefore, in the next several slides, we’ll take a look at players who have more or less locked up a starting job for the Broncos heading into the upcoming season.
The basis for which these players were picked was simple: If there was any doubt that the player may not have been a starter prior to spring practice, he was eligible to be included on the list.
Players such as Joe Southwick and Matt Paradis, however, are basically guaranteed starting spots and were not eligible.
Of course, that does leave a bit of gray area for some players, so be sure to start a conversation about any players left off the list if you believe they should have been included.