Reports out of practice today have the Rutgers coaching staff taking a look at a few possibly intriguing position changes for the 2013 season.
Move number one is giving Marquis Wright a look at guard. This is probably long in the coming. The old staff was somewhat lukewarm on Wright at DT due to schematic reasons, seeing him as more of a guard, and liking Al Page more. Hopefully this means that Page is healthy, along with Daryl Stephenson, and that Jamil Pollard is ready to contribute next year. Wright to OG clears up the DT glut somewhat. It would also add another needed interior offensive lineman to the 2012 recruiting class.
You've got Bujari, Lowery, Civil, Alexander, Osei, McBride, Nelson, and Arch, with Miller coming in. Eight guys for three spots isn't terrible, but there are a lot of seniors next year, and one of those guards could conceivably swing out to tackle. There, you've got Johnson, Lumpkin, Muller, Brodie, and Denman, along with Vicioso and Fonti, and any further recruits here or inside.
Mike Larrow to TE is interesting. He was really good last season, but between recovering from an injury and his summer suspension, Larrow has barely played this year. There will be a lot more playing time open at DE in 2013 with Glaud and Booker leaving, but there are other guys ready to step up too. I think Larrow deserves another chance at DE, but moving some DE to TE to add depth there isn't the worst idea in the world. There will be Carrezola, Kroft, and two incoming freshmen, so you really need another body at the minimum.
Lastly is the report that Jeremy Deering will get another look at safety. Rutgers was just loaded at WR this year, but Deering not getting more looks was just confounding every week. You figure Coleman and Pratt start next year, with Shuler, Carroo, and then the rest of the freshmen in the mix. Actually, I'd be a lot more comfortable with Deering staying at WR, but DB depth is definitely an issue too. Lorenzo Waters and Sheldon Royster are early favorites to start at S, but then there are a bunch of players who could end up at CB or S.