I thought it would be fun to go through the lineup and use the site pro football focus(a stats heavy site) to see where our guys ranked last year. First the Offense QB: Schaub:7 RB: Brown: 49, Slaton: 50, FB: Leach: 27 TE: Dreesen: 22, Daniels: 23 OT: Winston: 15, Brown: 60 OG: White: 41, Briesel: 44, Caldwell: 46, Studdard: 71 OC: Myers: 8 WR: Johnson: 5, Jones: 27, Anderson: 42, Walter: 77 Initial Thoughts The way to read this is to use the following calculation: for single play positions use out of 32(ie Schaub was 7/32) since only one is typically used per team at a time. At others, use the calculation for double positions(ie OG, OT, etc ) out of 64. First it is clear how amazing OD really was. Even with only half a season he was the #23 rated TE. Had he played a full season, he would have been top 10 for sure. Clearly we had RB struggles, no need to really address that. OT does stand out. I remember some people complaining about Winston and praising Brown. Math says that Winston was solid starting OT wheras Brown was a borderline starter. Leach also was rated pretty low. He is a borderline starter, but his blocking didnt hold up to well according to the stats. Perhaps Casey should get some looks there. OGs should not come as a surprise. We had borderline starters in White Briesel, and Caldwell(thought to be fair, not got the chance to start the whole year). Of course everyone's opinion that Studdard looked bad is validated. He did not play at a starters level. I was stunned by the Myers 8 rating. According to the Math he was MUCH better than people gave him credit. Maybe playing with Studdard pulled him down. WR: Again, AJ is a stud and JJ did great. Anderson was our 3rd or 4th down target and Walter got lost in the mix. He will get even more lost when OD comes back. Next post will be the Defense.