No position group at USC entered the spring surrounded by more uncertainty than the offensive line. With the key losses of Marcus Martin, Kevin Graf, John Martinez and Abe Markowitz, a new position coach in Tim Drevno, and the offense transitioning into Steve Sarkisian's up-tempo, shotgun-based attack, no one knew quite what to expect.
With spring practice set to start back up again for USC next week, here's a look at 10 players who entered the March and April workouts as somewhat hidden commodities but who showed in the first week of spring practice that they just might have the potential to take on a larger role for the Trojans in 2014.
When the Trojans hit the field on Tuesday to take part in the first spring practice session of the Steve Sarkisian era, competition will be the name of the game, as several players will vie for a host of spots that have been declared up for grabs by the new head coach.
The Pac-12 has 26 of the 98 early entrants in the NFL draft. That's impressive. Some players are locks to get drafted. Others might have jumped the gun a bit and find themselves on practice squads or brushing up on their Canadian.
As the Trojans enter the final week of fall camp, the team held a high-energy practice Monday with players sensing that game week is near. "I feel like we have things going in the right direction," USC coach Lane Kiffin said.
about 1161 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
The Trojans are now in the final stretch of spring ball with just over a week of practice remaining on the schedule. As injuries continue to mount and position battles rage on, here's how a potential depth chart just might look if one were released today.
LOS ANGELES -- The Trojans held a scrimmage on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with the offense having the most balanced day of the spring. "I thought this was the best day for the offense in terms of having a good balance of running the ball and throwing the ball downfield," USC coach Lane Kiffin said.
about 1303 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans
One of the primary areas of emphasis for the USC Trojans over the remaining three weeks of spring ball will be solidifying the rotation along the offensive line. The Trojans return six players with starting experience on the line and there has been a lot of movement through the first two weeks of spring as the coaches look to find the best combination of players.
about 1308 days ago | Garry Paskwietz | USC Trojans