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Breaking down the Gators' two-deep depth chart before pads

GAINESVILLE -- OK, here's the depth chart as I see it heading into the nasty part of fall camp. The boys strap on the pads come Wednesday. They will not have fun. Just remember, guys: "Accountability and development." A few quick notes before breaking down the roster...

1. WR T.J. Lawrence is gone. He's transferring. Was never going to play.

2. WR Frankie Hammond Jr. is practicing but not on schollie.

3. Freshman tight end Desmond Parks is rehabilitating a hand injury. He's out indefinitely.

4. Tim Tebow wears briefs.

5. UF associate athletic director Greg McGarity has applied for the AD job at Georgia.

6. Mike Pouncey and Justin Trattou have been named team captains. Two more captains could be named later.

7. DT Terron Sanders is practicing again seven months after tearing his anterior-cruciate ligament.

8. Deonte Thompson claims he ran a 4.22 in the 40-yard dash this summer.

9. Tebow was baptized during Broncos training camp on Thursday. LINK!

10. The ghost of Lane Kiffin is still haunting Tennessee. LINK!

BREAKING DOWN THE TWO-DEEP DEPTH CHART
LEFT TACKLE
Xavier Nixon - Consistency needs to improve during fall camp.
Matt Patchan - Back from injury and pushing Nixon.

LEFT GUARD
Carl Johnson - A beastly man of men.
David Young - Could use a big spring with so many talented players behind him.

CENTER
Mike Pouncey - One of nation's best, according to assistant Steve Addazio
Sam Robey - A capable back up.

RIGHT GUARD
Maurice Hurt - Time to shine for redshirt senior
James Wilson - Time to get mean for redshirt junior.

RIGHT TACKLE
Marcus Gilbert - Stud.
Up for grabs - Ian Silberman, Chaz Green and Kyle Koehne.

TIGHT END
Jordan Reed - Needs work.
Gerald Christian - Needs work.

FULLBACK
Steven Wilks - Solid.
T.J. Pridemore - Unstable.

RUNNING BACK
Jeff Demps - How much of the load can he actually carry?
Emmanuel Moody - Wants to be a 1,000-yard rusher.

RECEIVER
Deonte Thompson - Something to prove.
Omarius Hines - Gators' strongest receiver.

RECEIVER
Carl Moore - Finally healthy.
Stephen Alli - Tall and fast.

SLOT RECEIVER
Chris Rainey - Will his shoulders hold up?
Andre Dubose - Will his hamstring hold up?

DEFENSIVE END
Justin Trattou - Enforcer.
Lerentee McCray - Small stature. Big motor.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

Jaye Howard - Ready to dominate.
Terron Sanders - Back from ACL surgery.
Sharrif Floyd - Will contribute early.

NOSE TACKLE
Omar Hunter - Looking great.
Lawrence Marsh - Hungry.
Brandon Antwine - Champion of men.

DEFENSIVE END
Duke Lemmens - California kid ready to shine.
William Green - Ready to make an impact.

STRONG-SIDE LINEBACKER
A.J. Jones - Senior leader.
Lorenzo Edwards - Capable back up.

MIDDLE LINEBACKER
Jon Bostic - Strong and smart.
Jelani Jenkins - Fast and smart.

WEAK-SIDE LINEBACKER
Brandon Hicks - Speedy veteran.
Dee Finley - Speedy sophomore.

STRONG SAFETY
Ahmad Black - Three-year starter.
Matt Elam - Talented youngster.

FREE SAFETY
Will Hill - Ready to be a star.
Jonathan Dowling - Learning quickly.

CORNERBACK
Janoris Jenkins - Solid veteran.
Josh Shaw - Blue-chip recruit.

CORNERBACK
Moses Jenkins - The pride of Boyd Anderson!
Jeremy Brown - Will be a factor if he can stay healthy.

NICKELBACK
Matt Elam - Learning on the job.
Jeremy Brown - Urban loves him!

PUNT RETURN
Chris Rainey - Taking a guess, here.
Robert Clark - More guessing.

KICKOFF RETURN
Mike Gillislee - Still guessing.
Mack Brown - Because anyone named Mack should return kickoffs.

PUNTER
Chas Henry - Thunder foot.
David Lerner - Luckiest man alive.

KICKER
Caleb Sturgis - Clear No.1
John Crofoot - Great last name for a kicker.

-jo-

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