Let’s start with the OL :
We had a terrific haul last year, so it will be hard for any of the frosh to crack the 2 deep except–Quenton Nelson or just “Q” tough nasty Jersey kid. Got to prove it but he will play this year.
Sam Mustipher–tough kid and may be able to crack 2 deep as a center.
I don’t see any of the offensive players seeing the field with the possible exception of Justin Brent and maybe, maybe Nic Weishar, although I think ND wants to save a year here. The others–just depends–skill positions pretty well stocked.
Defense : lots of need here and depending on injuries, hell the all could play. Here’s the guys that plat a lot in 2014;
ILB’s– Nyles Morgan and Greer Martini. I included Martini because he’s so smart and will easily pick up the defense plus he’s big. Right now, I think Michael Deeb has one of the spots and I don’t really see Jarrett Grace playing this year—so this position is wide open.
DL–we might need all of them to play. Those that will get plenty of playing time:
DE/DT Jay Hayes
DT Daniel Cage
DE Andrew Trumbetti
While we have a lot of Safeties, none exactly took the reins so Drue Tranquill could sneak in there and grab a spot. Possibly the fastest guy of all the Safeties.
Who plays depends on which freshman manage to get on the Special Teams and of course injuries. I see maybe 10 guys seeing the field from this class.