The offensive line for Boise State has three starters already penciled in.
Senior center Matt Paradis and senior left tackle Charles Leno Jr. will lead the line along with fellow senior guard Spencer Gerke. Paradis and Leno started every game last season, while Gerke started six times.
The remaining starting spots will be the battle to watch. However, as most fans knows, depth is a real issue on the line, and those who don't win starting jobs will certainly get some snaps during the season.
Sophomore Marcus Henry will be battling hard to win a guard spot. He will get some serious competition from redshirt freshman Mario Yakoo.
Sophomore Rees Odhiambo and senior Jake Broyles will battle it out for a tackle spot, but don't be surprised if one of the hand full of young players push them this fall.
There will be three true freshmen in camp—Archie Lewis, Eli McCullough and Andrew Tercek.
Lewis actually delayed his enrollment after signing with the Broncos in 2012, according to BroncoSports.com. He did however, participate in spring practice this year. Lewis was also a good tight end in high school, and his athletic ability should serve him well.
Eli McCullough is a local player out of Rocky Mountain High School in Meridian, Idaho. He was a dominant player in high school, and with some development he could do the same as a Bronco. However, as a true freshman it would be difficult for him to see the field in 2013. A redshirt is likely in his future, but look out for him in 2014.
True freshman Andrew Tercek was a four-year starter for East Central High School in San Antonio, Texas. According to BroncoSports.com, Tercek started three years as left tackle and one year at center. It will be interesting to see if he can find playing time this season.
Tercek's game film shows off his athletic ability and his upper body strength. At times, he looks like a bully out there pushing players around at will. However, that was high school, and only time will tell if it translates to success at college level.
Robert Ash is a former defensive lineman that Boise State moved to the offensive side of the ball. With an issue at depth on the defensive side you have to wonder if he might move back Either way, he was a very good player in high school and he is a player that brings some intrigue.
Senior Chris Tozer played in one game last season and he may have what it takes to get more involved in 2013.
Redshirt freshmen Travis Averill and Steven Baggett might impress enough to earn some playing time as well. Both of them should find the field in some capacity this season. However, Averill could make a push to be more than just a backup in 2013. He is strong, athletic and versatile enough to move around the line as needed.
Redshirt freshmen Kellen Buhr and Avery Westendorf are local players that will be doing all they can to prove their worth.
Overall, the line should be fun to watch this fall for Bronco fans. In total, there are 16 players on the roster who will be battling it out in fall practice.