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August 25, 2014 2:12:29 PM
15 Dak Prescott 6-2, 220 Jr.
11 Damian Williams 6-1, 225 So.
No surprises here. Prescott is the offense's unquestioned leader, and he's primed for big things in his first season as MSU's full-time starter. Williams, meanwhile, proved capable after being forced into action as a true freshman.
34 Josh Robinson 5-9, 215 Jr.
7 Nick Griffin 6-0, 226 Sr.
Robinson, who averaged six yards per carry as a sophomore, took hold of the starting job in the spring. Griffin, meanwhile, is finally looking healthy after two separate ACL injuries threatened to derail his career.
1 Derunnya Wilson 6-5, 225 So.
5 Fred Brown 6-1, 190 So.
Wilson is tabbed as a breakout candidate after a strong finish to his freshman season. Brown has been the talk of preseason camp among MSU's other wide receivers.
4 Jameon Lewis 5-9, 187 Sr.
35 Gabe Myles 6-0, 192 Fr.
Lewis exploded as a junior and enters his senior season as the SEC's leading returning wide receiver. Myles, like Lewis, is a former high school QB who led his team to a state championship. Lewis did it at Tylertown in 2009, Myles at Starkville in 2012.
12 Robert Johnson 6-1, 210 Sr.
16 Joe Morrow 6-4, 210 Jr.
Johnson was quietly good for MSU in 2013, as he finished second on the team in catches and receiving yards. Morrow is a former 4-star prospect still looking for his breakthrough in Starkville.
6 Malcolm Johnson 6-2, 221 Sr.
18 Brandon Hill 6-2, 245 Sr.
19 Gus Walley 6-4, 235 So.
The only position on the team with three players listed, tight end is led by Johnson, who posted 30 catches as a junior. Hill and Walley are each suited as blocking tight ends.
75 Blaine Clausell 6-7, 315 Sr.
71 Cole Carter 6-6, 295 So.
No surprise for Clausell, who has the most career starts on MSU's team with 37. Carter is a sophomore from Caledonia who could be in play for either tackle spot.
66 Ben Beckwith 6-3, 305 Sr.
60 Jamaal Clayborn 6-4, 320 Sr.
The responsibility of replacing former All-SEC guard Gabe Jackson falls first to Beckwith, who started 11 games a season ago after taking over for injured starter Justin Malone.
63 Dillon Day 6-4, 229 Sr.
59 Archie Muniz 6-5, 295 Sr.
Like Clausell, Day is a multi-year starter that will be viewed as an anchor for MSU's offensive line.
70 Justin Malone 6-7, 320 Jr.
62 Devon Desper 6-3, 300 So.
Malone was penciled in as the starter a year ago before an injury sustained in Week 1 derailed those plans. Back now, Malone was also in the conversation to replace injured RT Damien Robinson. Desper is a redshirt freshman from Madison Central who is among a number of young linemen awaiting their opportunity.
58 Justin Senior 6-5, 295 So.
77 Rufus Warren 6-7, 295 Jr.
The only position on the offense without clear starter listed, right tackle has been a question throughout camp, even before Robinson's injury. Senior has emerged as the front-runner, but OL coach John Hevesy says Warren, a former tight end, has made tremendous strides since the spring.
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