Since we had a discussion about the 2012 Post-Signing Day Projected Offensive Depth Chart, I figured I'd take a stab at the Defense. As you know, this is not as cut and dry as the O depth chart. There will be some big time battles this spring which should make for an entertaining A-Day game (April 14).
Safeties look to be Robert Lester and Vinnie Sunseri. Depending how he heals, Will Lowery should be in the mix too. There are many other candidates including Clinton-Dix, Nick Perry, Landon Collins among others...
At Linebacker, Nico Johnson, C.J. Mosley and Trey DePriest will play vital roles.Many other will fight for field time: Adrian Hubbard, Xzavier Dickson, Brandon Ivory and all those top-notch freshmen (Reggie Ragland, Ryan Anderson, etc.)
The defensive line will have some returnees but a lot of newcomers too. Jesse Williams, Quinton Dial, Ed Stinson, Damion Square and Jeoffrey Pagan should all be in the rotation, Expect some freshmen to see some playing time too:
I am sure I have left some names off and I really have not pinpointed any positions but this is just a jumping off point. September is a long way off. What do you think?