1. Isaiahh Loudermilk, Jr., and Garrett Rand, Jr.
2. Matt Henningsen, So., and David Pfaff, Sr.
Name to watch: Isaiah Mullens, R-Fr.
The return of Rand, who tore his Achilles last May, could do wonders for a position group held back by inexperience last season. He hopes to participate on some level this spring before his full return to the field this fall.
Loudermilk could emerge as a defensive star if he stays healthy, and Henningsen showed improvement as the former walk-on’s redshirt freshman year progressed in 2018. Mullens or sophomore Aaron Vopal could work into the rotation and provide added depth.