Coach Cristobal has released the first depth chart of the season.
- The interesting note that I found on the QB position was that Cale Millen is not listed on this initial depth chart.
- None of the freshmen running backs are listed, including Sean Dollars.
- Bucking tradition, Johnny Johnson III is listed as an X when his frame doesn’t match the profile over bigger Juwan Johnson and Bryan Addison.
- In fact, my predictions were all off due to this unconventional line of thinking by the staff.
- It’s nice to see Josh Delgado crack the two deep but disconcerting to see that the older guys not be listed.
- The tight ends were split between “H” and “Y” tight ends. It makes sense since Breeland was seen working out with the receivers last week at practice.
- Hopefully Cam McCormick is over his injury issues and contributes a lot as he was projected to do last season.
- No major changes on the one of the nation’s best offensive lines besides Calvin Throckmorton being the nominal backup at right guard.
- It appears that Brady Aiello has reverted back to backup right tackle after competing for the right guard spot with Dallas Warmack during fall camp.
- Not much interesting going on here except that both Faoliu brothers are listed as defensive tackles instead of Andrew being a defensive end.
- D.J. Johnson being listed as an end instead of STUD is rather interesting I guess.
- Drayton Carlberg as a tackle is somewhat incompatible given that he mostly played end last season but new defense is new defense.
- Mase Funa being at this position is not that unforeseeable given his size 6’2 260 but him being listed there over the upperclassmen is.
- DJ Johnson being at end over stud is the big surprise of the front seven.
- Again, no major surprises as the projected starters and backups all held onto their spots.
- The “or” designation must be to help Nick Pickett compete as recent reports state that Brady Breeze has solidly secured the strong or boundary safety position with a strong fall camp.
- Daewood Davis must have caught the eye of the staff in his first camp as a corner because he's listed third on the chart over the other traditional cornerbacks. Or the staff is going with seniority.
- No major changes to the secondary beyond a yet to be determined Boundary Safety competition. Lenoir, TG4, and Jevon Holland resume their reign at their respective positions.
So what your thoughts on the first depth chart of the year?