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Thoughts on Oklahoma State’s post-spring depth chart

Gina Mizell Modified: April 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm •  Published: April 23, 2013

Oklahoma State released its post-spring depth chart Tuesday. Some thoughts:

*The quarterbacks, as expected, are all listed as co-starters. That should not be a surprise to anyone who has followed Mike Gundy’s comments during the past week or so. For what its worth, the order is Wes Lunt then J.W. Walsh then Clint Chelf.

*OSU returns 17 starters, so many usual suspects top the depth chart at key positions. No returning starter “lost” their job during the spring, according to the chart.

*Several redshirt freshmen are listed, especially on the offensive line. Michael Wilson is the backup left tackle, Paul Lewis the backup left guard and Zac Veatch — who was a tight end in high school — is the backup center. Additionally, Jhjuan Seales is the backup wide receiver behind Tracy Moore, Emmanuel Ogbah is a third-team defensive end and Seth Jacobs is a third-team strongside linebacker.

*Austin Hays and C.J. Curry have both moved to slot receiver. Additionally, David Glidden has passed Blake Webb at the other inside spot.

*Sophomore Brandon Sheperd is listed as the second kick returner with Justin Gilbert and as Charlie Moore’s backup at wide receiver.

*Other newcomers or relative unknowns on the offensive and defensive lines — junior college transfer Brandon Garrett as the backup right tackle, Chris Grishby as the backup right guard and junior college transfer Sam Wren at backup defensive end.

*Parker Graham is listed as the starting right guard, but told me last week he has still worked some at tackle. Mixing and matching has always been offensive line coach Joe Wickline’s philosophy.

*Shamiel Gary is still listed as the starting strong safety, with Lyndell Johnson or Zack Craig (who was injured this spring) as the backup.

*Kevin Peterson is still ahead of Asthon Lampkin at the cornerback spot opposite Gilbert. Jimmy Bean or Trace Clark is listed as the starter at the defensive end spot opposite Tyler Johnson. Lampkin (three pass breakups) and Bean (two sacks, one fumble recovery) were two standouts in the spring finale.

*Punter and kicker is, as expected, very much up in the air. Michael Reichenstein or Kip Smith are listed as the punter, and Smith or Bobby Stonebreaker as the kicker. It’ll be interesting when incoming freshman Ben Grogan arrives this fall.


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