We covered some of this in the Position-alysis breakdowns, but now it is time to follow these starting position battles through fall camp. Below is a chart (yeah charts!) listing the ongoing major position battles, along with a perceived probability of each candidate landing the starting job. I will update this as progress is made, and separation occurs, then will repost with significant changes. As practices are closed, these are based purely on coaches comments and what little information does leak out of practices, so feel free to disagree and offer your own opinions. Although, I'm not really sure how anyone can disagree with assigning a percentage next to everyone... such a deadly accurate ranking system.
I am only going to look at the starters for now, but may broaden to include 5th WR, nickelback, etc as practices progress. And if the review of Nickelback goes well, I will expand to reviews of Creed and Daughtry.
|Right Tackle||Parker Graham||50%||Both will play a lot, both are monsters
|Levy Adcock||50%||Pretty even right now though|
|SS Linebacker||James Thomas||40%||Slight edge right now|
|Joe Mitchell||30%||Fr that has turned a lot of heads|
|Shaun Lewis||15%||Thomas called him a "pit bull"|
|LeRon Furr||15%||Looked good in the scrimmage|
|Punt Returner||Josh Cooper||35%||Risky considering the depth at WR, but he can do it
|Joseph Randle||30%||Fr that everyone is big on right now
|Justin Gilbert||25%||Fr that is lightning. Being compared to Perrish
|Johnny Thomas||10%||Quick and well built. Could get a shot here.
|Kick Returner||Victor Johnson||90%||Hes been there, there is a funny smell, call the cops|
|Justin Gilbert||55%||See above. (These will add to 200%, I'm assuming we will drop 2 for KO's)|
|Joseph Randle||35%||Coaches want him to touch the ball in any way possible
|Kendall Hunter||20%||I hope this rumor isn't true, but it's been mentioned more than once|
|2nd Cornerback||Andrew McGee||45%||Played a lot in 2009, seems likely candidate|
|Andrae May||35%||Unless May overtakes him|
|Justin Gilbert||10%||Fast playmaker, will see plenty of action|
|Devin Hedgepeth||5%||Being moved around a lot. Getting a lot of positive mentions.|
|Zack Craig||5%||More of a safety, but coaches want him on the field.|