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2019 Spring Practice Recap + Fall Preview: Offensive Line

The offensive line returns intact for the 2019 season. Can they live up to their top billing?

NCAA Football: Oregon Spring Game Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

2019 Depth Chart (Spring)

Left Tackle

1. Penei Sewell 6’6 345 Sophomore

2. Steven Jones 6’7 345 Sophomore

3. George Moore 6’6 320 Senior

Left Guard

1. Shane Lemieux 6’4 317 RS Senior

2. Alex Forsyth 6’4 286 RS Sophomore

3. Charlie Landgraf 6’1 279 Junior

4. Justin Johnson 6’7 350 RS Freshman


1. Jake Hanson 6’5 297 Junior

2. Ryan Walk 6’2 282 Sophomore

3. Forsyth

Right Guard

1. Dallas Warmack 6’2 328 Senior

2. Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu 6’6 332 Junior

3. Christopher Randazzo 6’6 358 RS Freshman

4. Dawson Jaramillo 6’5 332 RS Freshman

Right Tackle

1. Brady Aiello 6’7 310 RS Senior

2. Moore

3. Jaramillo

4. Jones

What happened during spring practices?

  • Jacob Capra and Cody Shear transferred from the program. Shear transferred to Arizona State and is currently waiting on the NCAA to rule on his immediate eligibility waiver. Capra ended up at San Diego State.
  • Do everything Calvin Throckmorton and Sam Poutasi missed the entire spring with injuries.
  • Not much in terms of the starters changed during the spring.
  • The right guard spot was “earned” by Warmack but for a competitive challenge by JUCO newcomer MAL, who moved to guard after signing as a tackle.
  • Veteran right tackle backup Brady Aiello got the majority of the reps at right tackle in CT’s absence.
  • None of the incoming freshmen were early enrollees.

Post Spring Depth Chart

Left Tackle

1. Sewell

2. Jones

3. Moore

4. Jaramillo

5. Jonah Tauanu’u (redshirt)

Left Guard

1. Lemieux

2. Forsyth

3. Justin Johnson

4. Poutasi

5. MAL


1. Hanson

2. Throckmorton

3. Walk

4. Forsyth

Right Guard

1. MAL

1B. Warmack

2. Randazzo

3. Justin Johnson

4. Poutasi

Right Tackle

1. Throckmorton

2. Aiello

3. Moore

4. Jaramillo

5. Tauanu’u

6. Jones

What could happen during fall camp and the 2019 season?

  • The line is largely set for the season with Throckmorton’s return to the lineup, be it positive or negative.
  • Hanson needs to be replaced as he has shown flashes of inconsistency and poor Brenner like snap issues. Ideally, the line would look like Sewell-Lemieux-Throckmorton-MAL-Aiello.
  • In most cases, losing a center would be devastating but Throckmorton was better than Hanson when he had to briefly step in last season.
  • Warmack needs to get healthy for his last season in Eugene.
  • Coach Mirabal and by extension, CMC needs to get more live in game reps to the younger guys this coming season as the entire line minus Sewell could need to be replaced in 2020. Their development will be key for the 2020 season being a successful one or a disaster.
  • Poutasi could be in line for a “roster management” decision, be it a medical DQ, transfer, or outright release from his scholarship. He’s had an inconsistent start to his Ducks career to put it mildly.
  • MAL will have a role to play this season. How much of one will be up to his ability to learn the playbook and get up to speed in the S&C department.
  • The 2020 OL will be much be more interesting to cover as the youth will have to step up for the departing ones.
  • Tauanu’u will more than likely redshirt unless he blows away the staff during fall camp like one Mr. Sewell.
  • Pass blocking must improve over last year’s inconsistencies.
  • It will be interesting to see which of the younger guys line up where.