The offensive line went to hell and back last season.
Every player played starter for the first time last season after a wave of injuries flooded training camp and the unit didn't exactly flourish.
One of the areas of focus in the spring was on building depth on the offensive line.
While two members of the starting unit missed a large portion of spring drills, the offensive line did make progress and has showed signs of developing depth.
Coach Howard Schnellenberger was pleased with the improving play of the offensive line.
“We’ve got some that are just now getting good enough to play and have a lot of upside," he said.
A big strength for the unit is their youth. FAU is returning every starter from last season and that poses a big confidence boost for the Owls but they still have a long way to go as spring practice progresses.
With just three seniors on the offensive line, FAU's front consists mainly of juniors and sophomores, nearly all of whom have experience. Center Jordan Sessa, who was projected to start only to have a sprained right knee sideline him for the season, is the only projected starter without experience.
"It's of real big importance," Sessa said of the returning players. "Especially for the offensive line because we all have to work as a unit. When you have everyone coming back you know how the guy next to you plays, you know how he works and everything. It really helps to bond everyone together."