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2011 Georgia State Football Rosters: Clyde Yandell, Ben Jacoby Anchor a Veteran Panther O Line

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In Part 4 of our pre-spring depth chart look for the Georgia State Panthers, we take a look at the most experienced returning unit. That’s almost weird to say with a two-year program but boosted by 3 FBS starters, the projected starting offensive line has a combined 82 games played.

Left Tackle
RS Senior Clyde Yandell
RS Sophomore Ulrick John

Left Guard
RS Senior Joseph Gilbert

Sophomore Jon Marshall Sauls
Freshman David Huey

Center
RS Senior Ben Jacoby

Sophomore Tim Wynn

Right Guard
RS Sophomore Harrison Clottey

Senior Ladeven Kirkland
RS Sophomore Michael Davis

Right Tackle
RS Sophomore Grant King

Senior Gabriel Hampton

*Starters in Bold

Analysis
While the entire left side of the line is likely set, the right side of the line will be a tremendous battle this spring. Michael Davis was a likely projected starter at RG before tearing an ACL in his knee in fall practice.  He will push for his starting job again and claims to be stronger than he ever has. Grant King held up very well as a RS freshman at RT and but will again be pushed by Gabriel Hampton, who has shed some weight and gained strength this offseason.  Throw in an absolutely mauler in David Huey, who can play Guard or Tackle,  and this is one area to focus on beginning on March 21st.

This unit will have the benefit of offseason workouts, 15 spring practices and an entire fall practice to maintain the tremendous pass protection (only 10 sacks given up in 2010 in 334 pass attempts) from last season and improve in the run game. I absolutely expect a rock solid effort  and this unit emerging into one of the Panthers' top units in 2011.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.