OSU football: Breaking down the depth chart

After 14 practices, The Oklahoman has compiled an updated two-deep looking ahead to the start of fall camp, based on performance, player and coach interviews and the team they will play for in Saturday's spring finale.
by Gina Mizell Published: April 20, 2012
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Oklahoma State released a pre-spring depth chart before workouts began over a month ago. After 14 practices, The Oklahoman has compiled an updated two-deep looking ahead to the start of fall camp, based on performance, player and coach interviews and the team they will play for in Saturday's spring finale. The depth chart includes injured players who will not participate Saturday, but does not include freshmen who have not yet arrived on campus.


LEFT TACKLE

No.; Name; Ht.; Wt.; Class

61; Michael Bowie; 6-4; 323; Sr.

69; Devin Davis; 6-5; 275; RFr.

LEFT GUARD

70; Jonathan Rush; 6-4; 284; Sr.*

51; Brandon Webb; 6-3; 326; Jr.

CENTER

60; Evan Epstein; 6-3; 291; Sr.

54; Jake Jenkins; 6-3; 281; So.

RIGHT GUARD

68; Lane Taylor; 6-3; 328; Sr.

76; Eli Dickerson; 6-6; 310; So. or

77; Gerron Anthony; 6-2; 319; So.*

RIGHT TACKLE

71; Parker Graham; 6-7; 292; Jr.

58; Daniel Koenig; 6-6; 295; So.

Offensive line analysis: Even with the departure of former starters Grant Garner, Levy Adcock and Nick Martinez, the Cowboys have plenty of experience returning on the line and will get an added boost when Rush is 100 percent healthy. Davis is a younger player that offensive line coach Joe Wickline sees a lot of potential in. Keep an eye on the center-quarterback exchange, though, as snaps have been an issue at times during the spring.

TIGHT END

14; Justin Horton; 6-3; 254; Sr.**

WIDE RECEIVER

82; Isaiah Anderson; 5-10; 168; Sr.

88; Kevin Johnson; 6-1; 192; So.

INSIDE RECEIVER

5; Josh Stewart; 5-10; 170; So.

6; David Glidden; 5-7; 171; RFr.*

INSIDE RECEIVER

18; Blake Jackson; 6-3; 238; Jr.

80; Torrance Carr; 6-2; 226; RFr.

WIDE RECEIVER

87; Tracy Moore; 6-2; 220; Sr.

17 Charlie Moore; 6-2; 202; Jr.

Receivers analysis: The Cowboys have tons of holes to fill at receiver, most notably Justin Blackmon's. Wide receivers coach Kasey Dunn has raved about Tracy Moore's transition from inside to outside receiver. Josh Stewart has arguably been the best offensive player during the spring. Carr and Charlie Moore have also had great moments, and Jackson is expected to make an impact right away after transferring from junior college.

RUNNING BACK

1; Joseph Randle; 6-1; 194; Jr.

31; Jeremy Smith; 5-10; 204; Jr.

FULLBACK

9; Kye Staley; 5-10; 236; Sr.

30; David Paulsen; 6-2; 267; Sr.

Backs analysis: No question marks here with arguably the Big 12's best running back duo returning. Running backs coach Jemal Singleton has also been pleased with the progression of sophomore Herschel Sims, who should see increased playing time in 2012. Kye Staley's feel-good story will continue into his senior season.

QUARTERBACK

11; Wes Lunt; 6-4; 211; Fr. or

4; J.W. Walsh; 6-2; 199; RFr. or

10; Clint Chelf; 6-1; 201; Jr.

Quarterback analysis: Yes, this order is on purpose. Not one quarterback has been significantly better than the other two, but Mike Gundy still says that unless someone talks him out of it, he wants to name a starting quarterback going into the summer. Lunt has been the best pure passer and has taken the best care of the football this spring. But don't be surprised if a special package — with running plays and throwing plays — is built for Walsh to make sure he gets on the field, even if he doesn't win the starting job.

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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