Offensive line should be better as a unit
There’s a good chance not a single starter on the 2019 offensive line — unless of course Kenyon Green finds his way into the starting lineup — is as good individually as Erik McCoy. You won’t see them on any preseason award watch lists or maybe even on any preseason All-SEC teams. However, the unit could be better overall in 2019.
Tackles Dan Moore and Carson Green and guard Jared Hocker will progress another year, this time with highly respected offensive line coach Josh Henson perhaps teaching them new technique.
Ryan McCollum steps into the center spot vacated by McCoy and was awarded Offensive MVP of the spring, showing drastic improvement. He was a key contributor who played several games last season in backup duty. The final guard spot has a couple 4-star recruits and players with experience battling for the spot.
Continuity is a major factor in an offensive line. Four of the five positions will have played together in significant games last season, which makes such a massive difference.