Here’s how Vanderbilt’s roster ranked by position groups.

1. Offensive Line: Vanderbilt’s offensive line was its highest ranked position group in 2014. The o-line ranked No. 7 in tackles for loss allowed and No. 41 in sacks allowed. However, the success in the trenches went unnoticed as the Commodores failed to see consistent offensive production from their skill positions.

2. Linebackers: Redshirt freshman Nigel Bowden led Vanderbilt with 78 tackles and averaged 7.1 per game. Fellow freshman Zach Cunningham added 67 tackles and seven tackles for loss. Stephen Weatherly led in TFLs with 12.5 and had a total of 55 tackles.

3. Defensive Backs: The Commodores secondary ranked No. 50 overall in yards allowed. Vanderbilt allowed over 300 yards passing in one game, a Week 2 loss to Ole Miss. However, they also ranked No. 109 in interceptions, which led to a -16 turnover margin.

4. Running Backs: Ralph Webb was the Commodores’ most consistent offensive player in 2014. He set a school freshman rushing record with 907 yards. However, Vanderbilt’s other backs struggled, ranking No. 112 overall in rushing offense. Dallas Rivers fell 689 yards shy of tying Webb’s record and the Commodores saw little rushing success elsewhere.

5. Special Teams: Vanderbilt ranked No. 77 overall in kick return yards and No. 90 in punt return yards. Darrius Sims recorded two kick return touchdowns, both coming against South Carolina. Colby Cooke and Taylor Hudson combined to rank No. 87 overall in net punting with 2,894 yards and a 41.3 average. Tommy Openshaw went 8-of-11 on field goal attempts and 21-of-21 on extra point tries.

6. Wide Receivers/Tight Ends: Vanderbilt’s pass catchers struggled as the team failed to find consistency at quarterback. Steven Scheu and C.J. Duncan tied for a team-best four touchdowns. Scheu led with 525 receiving yards, while Duncan was second with 441.

7. Defensive Line: Vanderbilt ranked No. 103 overall in sacks and No. 73 in tackles for loss. However, Adam Butler was the only defensive lineman to be among the team leaders in both categories. Butler was second in tackles for loss (7.5) and third in sacks (2.5).

8. Quarterbacks: Vanderbilt’s quarterback roulette was the most blatant cause of the team’s struggles in 2014. The Commodores started all four quarterbacks — Patton Robinette, Stephen Rivers, Johnny McCrary and Wade Freebeck — and made more than 10 changes throughout the season. McCrary was the most successful by default, capturing two victories and becoming the only Vanderbilt quarterback to throw for more touchdowns than interceptions in 2014.