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Swinney will need guys like Isaiah Battle to become more consistent this season.
Depth on the offensive line and in the secondary could be hard to come by this fall, but Coach Swinney will face the challenge of finding the right fits for those position groups.
The Tigers lost two solid starters on the line in Brandon Thomas and Tyler Shatley, but young guys like Tyrone Crowder and Isaiah Battle could be in line to replace them.
Crowder was a big-time recruit who will get his first opportunity to prove himself this fall. Battle made a name for himself in the Chick Fil-A Bowl win over LSU, but has struggled to be consistent since then.
Ryan Norton played well last season at center, and David Beasley is another guy that could be great with more consistency. Kalon Davis, Spencer Region, Shaq Anthony and Eric Mac Lain are other names to watch for finding depth on the offensive line.
The Tigers have some good, young players in the secondary, but finding consistency will be the key. Travis Blanks was not as consistent in his sophomore campaign, and the young players will need solid coaching this summer to avoid rookie mistakes when the Tigers travel to Athens for game No. 1.
The secondary has some solid veterans such as Robert Smith, Garry Peters and Martin Jenkins, but developing those young guys is the challenge ahead for Swinney and his assistants.