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Senior running back D.J. Howard is shown here. He will be one of the guys battling for the starting running back job.
There are a few positions that will remain a battle heading into late summer. Running back is among the most important of them all. D.J. Howard was listed as the starter concluding spring ball, but it's safe to say he shouldn't get too comfortable with Zac Brooks and Wayne Gallman on his heels. C.J. Davidson is another guy to watch as a potential surprise.
When Tyshon Dye recovers from his injury, he will likely be in the competition as well. Tiger fans would remind me at this point to also mention Kurt Fleming, the walk-on who has a shot at seeing some carries this year.
Adam Humphries, Charone Peake and Mike Williams are pretty much set at receiver, but the backup spots are still up for grabs at this point. Which players will win the backup jobs, and are there any that could give competition for a starting job?
Will Mackensie Alexander and Cordrea Tankersley be the starting corners? We would love to hear coach talk about the potential of these two young players.
The offensive line is unsettled at this point, so there's a little bit of competition in that unit as well, but the other big battle is at linebacker. Korrin Wiggins, Travis Blanks, Dorian O'Daniel and T.J. Burrell are all competing for the nickelback spot.
Swinney should address if any of these guys have started to separate themselves from the pack.