71 - Casey Blaser (6-5, 285, R-So.)
79 - Tanner Stone (6-6, 300, R-So.)
94 - Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo (6-4, 240, R-Sr.)
34 - Jonathan Jones (6-3, 225, Sr.)
27 - DeVon Edwards (5-9, 175, R-So.)
40 - Dwayne Norman (6-1, 210, Jr.)
33 - Deondre Singleton (5-11, 180, So.)
2 - Evrett Edwards (5-11, 190, R-Fr.)
35 - Ross Martin (5-9, 185, Jr.)
41 - Will Monday (6-4, 210, R-Jr.)
57 - Thomas Hennessy (6-3, 235, R-So.)
1. Thomas Sirk, who started the 2013 as the No. 2 signal caller before missing the entire year with a knee injury, is back on the depth chart in his old position. He will back up starter Anthony Boone and will try to fill the shoes of the departed Brandon Connette.
2. The loss of Jela Duncan for the year looms large as the backfield has questions with depth and between the tackles running. Though he is not on the preseason two-deep, the smart money is on freshman Shaun Wilson avoiding a redshirt. The Charlotte area prospect made a name for himself with explosive speed and the ability to quickly and effortlessly change direction.
3. Look for one of Chris Taylor or Trevon Lee to factor into the rotation at wide receiver. Duke will be looking for more targets to take some pressure off of preseason all-ACC performer Jamison Crowder. Sophomore Johnell Barnes will fill one of the roles, with the third starter likely coming from Max McCaffrey, Issac Blakeney, or speedster, Ryan Smith. Still, look for one of the two freshmen to factor in.
4. The average starting offensive line for Duke in 2014 checks in at 6-foot-4 and 307 pounds.
5. He’s not on the depth chart for the preseason, but after camp you can pencil in South Florida freshman Edgar Cerenord into the rotation at defensive tackle. Cerenord comes in at 6-foot-1 and 300 pounds.
6. The word inside the summer workout sessions and from the end of the 2013 season is that linebacker Chris Holmes is going to be a player for Duke. As one source put it: “it was tough not to play him last year” as a true freshman. At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Holmes has been praised for his speed and athleticism and will be backing up David Helton as camp opens next month. The feedback on Holmes is likely what will be said about Ohio linebacker Tinashe Bere according to early feedback.
7. There’s a lot of youth and a lot of talent in the defensive back rotation. Look for true freshman Johnathan Lloyd to factor in as a rotational defensive back as well as redshirt freshman Evrett Edwards. Look for freshman Alonzo Saxton to also make some noise in camp.