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.
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.
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No.; Name; Ht.; Wt.; Class
61; Michael Bowie; 6-4; 323; Sr.
69; Devin Davis; 6-5; 275; RFr.
70; Jonathan Rush; 6-4; 284; Sr.*
51; Brandon Webb; 6-3; 326; Jr.
60; Evan Epstein; 6-3; 291; Sr.
54; Jake Jenkins; 6-3; 281; So.
68; Lane Taylor; 6-3; 328; Sr.
76; Eli Dickerson; 6-6; 310; So. or
77; Gerron Anthony; 6-2; 319; So.*
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.
14; Justin Horton; 6-3; 254; Sr.**
82; Isaiah Anderson; 5-10; 168; Sr.
88; Kevin Johnson; 6-1; 192; So.
5; Josh Stewart; 5-10; 170; So.
6; David Glidden; 5-7; 171; RFr.*
18; Blake Jackson; 6-3; 238; Jr.
80; Torrance Carr; 6-2; 226; RFr.
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.
1; Joseph Randle; 6-1; 194; Jr.
31; Jeremy Smith; 5-10; 204; Jr.
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.
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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