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2014 Texas Longhorns Football Depth Chart vs. North Texas: Offense & Defense

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Some clarity on intense Fall camp battles.

Just posted earlier today.

The number of freshmen (and walk-ons) with prominent roles in the two deep is startling. This reads like no Texas depth chart I've seen in a while.

OFFENSE

WIDE RECEIVER (H)

NO PLAYER CL HT WT

8 Jaxon Shipley*** (24)______________Sr. ___ 6-0 ____ 190

40 Ty Templin _____________________ So.+ __ 6-0 ____ 195

-or- 83 Armanti Foreman _______________ Fr.-HS _ 6-0 ____ 189

WIDE RECEIVER (Z)

7 Marcus Johnson** (4) ______________ Jr. ___ 6-1 ____ 193

11 Jacorey Warrick___________________So. ___5-11____ 172

83 Armanti Foreman _______________ Fr.-HS _ 6-0 ____ 189

TIGHT END (Y)

82 Geoff Swaim* (9) (SWAYM)________Sr. ___ 6-4 ____ 250

85 M.J. McFarland* (4) ______________ Jr.+___ 6-4 ____ 249

47 Andrew Beck___________________ Fr.-HS _ 6-3 ____ 242

RIGHT TACKLE

77 Kennedy Estelle* (8)_______________ Jr. ___ 6-6 ____ 285

71 Camrhon Hughes (CAM-ron) ________So. ___ 6-7 ____ 324

RIGHT GUARD

76 Kent Perkins (1) __________________So. ___ 6-5 ____ 330

52 Darius James ___________________ Fr.-RS _ 6-5 ____ 304

CENTER

55 Dominic Espinosa*** (39) _________ Sr.+ __ 6-3 ____ 308

50 Jake Raulerson (RAWL-er-son) ____ Fr.-RS _ 6-5 ____ 281

LEFT GUARD

66 Sedrick Flowers** (1) _____________ Jr.+___ 6-3 ____ 320

74 Taylor Doyle ____________________ Jr.+___ 6-4 ____ 298

LEFT TACKLE

65 Marcus Hutchins_________________ Jr.+ ___ 6-5 ____ 278

72 Elijah Rodriguez ________________ Fr.-HS _ 6-3 ____ 292

WIDE RECEIVER (X)

9 John Harris** ___________________ Sr.+ __ 6-2 ____ 218

84 Lorenzo Joe ____________________ Fr.-HS _ 6-2 ____ 201

QUARTERBACK

14 David Ash** (21) ________________ Jr.+___ 6-3 ____ 230

18 Tyrone Swoopes __________________So. ___ 6-4 ____ 243

13 Jerrod Heard (JAH-rod) __________ Fr.-HS _ 6-2 ____ 199

TAILBACK

28 Malcolm Brown*** (12)____________Sr. ___5-11____ 222

-or- 32 Johnathan Gray** (13) _____________ Jr. ___5-11____ 215

FULLBACK

48 Dominic Cruciani ________________ Jr.+___5-11____ 225

36 Alex De La Torre** (de la TOR-ay) __ Jr. ___ 6-1 ____ 241

PLACE-KICKER

NO PLAYER CL HT WT

23 Nick Rose** _____________________ Jr. ___ 6-2 ____ 203

28 Nick Jordan* ____________________ So.+ __ 6-1 ____ 175

Jaxon Shipley starts in the slot, backed equally by Ty Templin and Armanti Foreman who will both vie for #2 reps in the rotation.  Jacorey Warrick backs up Marcus Johnson (Johnson has been cross-trained at every WR position and according to Watson "has a brilliant football mind") while freshman Lorenzo Joe backs up surprise starter John Harris.  We know who our six WRs are now and it's clear that the staff wants to get Joe and Foreman seasoning so that they can factor into the second half of the season.  How does Daje fit in?  Does he get half of his snaps at RB and split out the rest a la Dexter McCluster?

Swaim won't leave the field except in four wides.  McFarland is the first TE off of the bench - nice to see him pull it together - and true freshman linebacker convert Andrew Beck has already flashed enough to earn TE #3.  I don't think Greg Daniels reclaims a meaningful role outside of blocking sets.

Congrats to OT Marcus Hutchins - placed on the DT scrap heap by the last staff, he'll be protecting David Ash against the Mean Green.  Have no doubt that Wickline is running a meritocracy - no one would have predicted this two months ago.  Hutchins has good athletic ability, but he's a bit light in the ass.  We'll see how he holds up against bigger competition.

Walk-on Dominic Cruciani has beaten out Alex De La Torre.  His snaps won't come at the expense of Geoff Swaim acting as a motion TE.  But he will see the field in some sets.

I still think Kent Perkins is our #3 OT (and starting guard) once Harrison returns from suspension.  Sedrick Flowers held off Taylor Doyle and true freshman Elijah Rodriquez impressed enough to get a depth chart slotting at OT.  What a great late steal.  Wickline has hopes (and perhaps longer term plans) for Darius James at OT, but it's OG for now.

No other surprises.  We know Gray and Brown are co-starters and David Ash is the man.

DEFENSE

STRONG END

NO PLAYER CL HT WT

88 Cedric Reed** (19)_______________ Sr.____ 6-5 ____ 272

91 Bryce Cottrell* (cuh-TRELL) _____ So.+ ___ 6-2 ____ 247

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

90 Malcom Brown** (13) ____________ Jr.____ 6-2 ____ 320

98 Hassan Ridgeway* ______________ So.+ ___ 6-4 ____ 307

93 Paul Boyette Jr. (boy-EHT) _______ So.+ ___ 6-2 ____ 302

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (Nose)

99 Desmond Jackson*** (13) _________ Sr.____ 6-0 ____ 298

94 Alex Norman___________________ So.+ ___ 6-4 ____ 288

97 Chris Nelson ___________________Fr.-HS __ 6-1 ____ 307

95 Poona Ford ____________________Fr.-HS __5-11____ 280

FOX END

1 Shiro Davis** (SHY-ro)___________ Jr.____ 6-3 ____ 253

42 Caleb Bluiett* (1) (BLU-eht) ______ So.+ ___ 6-3 ____ 261

STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER

19 Peter Jinkens** (9) _______________ Jr.____ 6-1 ____ 237

11 Tevin Jackson*** (2) _____________ Sr.____ 6-2 ____ 245

40 Naashon Hughes ________________Fr.-RS __ 6-4 ____ 232

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

33 Steve Edmond*** (22) ____________ Sr.____ 6-2 ____ 258

55 Dalton Santos** (8) ______________ Jr.____ 6-3 ____ 252

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER

3 Jordan Hicks*** (15) _____________Sr.+ ___ 6-1 ____ 234

7 Demarco Cobbs** (6)_____________Sr.+ ___ 6-0 ____ 221

30 Timothy Cole* (1) ______________ So.+ ___ 6-1 ____ 236

CORNERBACK

6 Quandre Diggs*** (36) (KWAN-dray)_ Sr.____5-10____ 195

16 Jermaine Roberts Jr. _____________Fr.-HS __ 5-9 ____ 171

25 Antwuan Davis (AN-twahn)_______Fr.-RS __5-11____ 193

FREE SAFETY

2 Mykkele Thompson*** (18) (MY-kell)_ Sr.____ 6-2 ____ 191

26 Adrian Colbert* (COLE-burt) _____ So.+ ___ 6-1 ____ 206

18 Kevin Vaccaro* (vah-CAR-oh)_ ___ So.+ ___5-11____ 188

STRONG SAFETY

31 Jason Hall _____________________Fr.-HS __ 6-2 ____ 207

44 Dylan Haines___________________ So.+ ___ 6-1 ____ 194

CORNERBACK

21 Duke Thomas** (10) _____________ Jr.____5-11____ 178

15 Bryson Echols*__________________ So. ___5-10____ 184

24 John Bonney ___________________Fr.-HS __5-10____ 181

NICKEL

2 Mykkele Thompson*** (18) (MY-kell)_ Sr.____ 6-2 ____ 191

6 Quandre Diggs*** (36) (KWAN-dray)_ Sr.____5-10____ 195

PUNTER

4 William Russ ____________________ Sr.+ __ 6-3 ____ 206

35 Michael Davidson ________________ Sr.+ __ 6-4 ____ 200

No surprises in the front 4.  I love our two deep there.  Watch Shiro and Caleb's battle at DE with interest.  Cottrell is a little light, but he's a natural pass rusher.  Poona Ford is finally listed at his proper height and weight.

No surprises at starting LB, though Demarco Cobbs is lurking behind Hicks after having had an excellent camp and Tevin Jackson revived to back up Jinkens at SLB.  Credit that to his blitzing ability.  We may have some packages for him.

Little Jermaine Roberts is backing up Quandre Diggs at cornerback.  Shocking.  I wonder if Echols is the true CB #3 for both sides.  Sheroid Evans returning would be nice.

Surprising freshman Jason Hall gets the nod over Dylan Haines.  Expect both to play.  Really eager to see young Jason get after it.

Duke Thomas has secured the other cornerback role and the slotting behind him is no surprise.

Our nickel look is going to be very interesting, as the listing of Thompson #1 and Diggs #2 at nickel suggests that we'll have big (3 safeties, 2 corners) and small (2 safeties, 3 corners) versions of each.

Punt Return - Diggs and Shipley.  Shipley is better at it, but we'll see how much the coaches want to risk him.

Kickoff Return - Marcus Johnson and Duke Thomas.

Nick Rose will handle kickoffs and Nate Boyer is your deep snapper.

What do you think?

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