Our reporters Andy Dieckhoff and Tanner Russ break down the Beavers roster through six stories on each position group

PMG PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Oregon State tight end Luke Musgrave (88) runs for a 7 yard gain off a pass play in the third quarter against Idaho on Sept. 18, 2021 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis.

Year four under head coach Jonathan Smith saw Oregon State football climb over .500 for the first time since 2013, including the Beavers beating USC in Los Angeles for the first time since 1960.

While the season ended with a disappointing bowl game loss to Utah State, the Beavers definitely picked up some momentum as a program heading into 2022.

The defense overall could use some work, and semi-new defensive coordinator Trent Bray hopes to be the person to fix it.

Offensively, there's plenty of talent back for an OSU crew that was the leader in getting the Beavers back above .500.

And this season, Reser Stadium will be a little awkward with the westside portion of the stadium under construction all season and limiting capacity.

As for the guys on the field, our reporters Andy Dieckhoff and Tanner Russ helped break down the Beavers roster by six different position groups. Check them all out here and come back Aug. 1 for the final piece in the series before fall camp begins.

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DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD: Oregon State secondary looking to improve behind Trent Bray

OFFENSIVE SKILL: OSU looking to offensive weaponry for more of the same

DEFENSIVE LINE: Oregon State football defensive line looks to grow with experience

RESER IMPLOSION: Reser Stadium implosion evokes memories of Oregon State football

OFFENSIVE LINE: Offensive line shaping to be one of the best again in 2022

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