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Projecting the Depth Chart vs. Ohio State

How will the depth chart end up in a couple of weeks

NCAA Football: Colorado at Oregon State Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterbacks

  1. Jake Luton - #6 - Sr. - 6’7, 230
  2. Conor Blount - #2 - R-So. - 6’1, 204
  3. Jack Colletto - #12 - So. - 6’3, 222
  4. Aidan Willard - #4 - R-Fr. - 6’2, 192
  5. Nick Moore- #7 - R-Fr. - 6’0, 188
  6. Jake Dukart - #3 - Fr. - 6’1, 177

Here’s how I view the quarterback competition two weeks from the Ohio State game. There isn’t a ton of separation between the top three guys, but I think Jake Luton ultimately wins the starting job again. There’s a contingent of BTD staffers who think Conor Blount has looked like the most impressive QB and should be named the starter, but I still think it’s Luton’s job to lose.

Running Backs

  1. Artavis Pierce - #21 - Jr. - 5’11, 201
  2. Jermar Jefferson - #22 -Fr. - 5’10, 211
  3. B.J. Baylor - #20 - R-Fr. - 5’11, 199
  4. Christian Wallace - #29 - R-So. - 6’1, 217
  5. Hunter Mattson - #30 - R-So. - 6’0, 202
  6. Kase Rogers - #24 - Fr. - 6.0, 199
  7. Calvin Tyler Jr. - #23 - So. - 5’8, 191 (INJURED)

The Beavers have a ton of talent and depth at the running back position. It’s a huge bummer that Calvin Tyler is injured and could miss a significant portion of the season, he is supremely talented. Artavis Pierce will get a lot of carries, but there’s a ton of depth behind him. I could see all six running backs seeing the field in some capacity.

Wide Receivers

  1. Timmy Hernandez - #18 - Sr. - 6’0, 198
  2. Isaiah Hodgins - #17 - So. - 6’4, 208
  3. Trevon Bradford - #8 - Jr. - 6’0, 179
  4. Jesiah Irish - #13 - Fr. - 5’11, 176
  5. Tino Allen - #9 - So. - 5’11, 205
  6. Aaron Short - #19 - R-Jr. - 6’1, 200
  7. Andre Bodden - #86 - Jr. - 6’0, 178
  8. Kolby Taylor - #5 - R-Fr. - 5’11, 201
  9. Champ Flemings - #16 - R-Fr. - 5’5, 143
  10. I’Shawn Stewart - #14 - Fr. - 6’0, 170
  11. WR - 15 Mason Moran - #15 - R-So. - 6’3, 191
  12. WR - 80 Connor Laverty - #80 - R-So, - 6’2, 180
  13. WR - 88 Michael Alfieri - #88 - R-Fr. - 6’0, 190

Isaiah Hodgins is the Beavers most talented WR, but I think Hernandez will be the guy the quarterbacks target most often. Either way, those two and Bradford will see a lot of playing time. After those three it’s very competitive; I slotted Irish as the 4th WR because he’s been impressing for months now, but there’s eight or nine receivers that deserve playing time.

Tight Ends

  1. 81 Noah Togiai - #81 - R-Jr. - 6’4, 241
  2. Isaiah Smalls - #10 - Fr. - 6’4, 222
  3. Quinn Smith - #83 - Sr. - 6’4, 247
  4. Teagan Quitoriano - #84 - Fr. - 6’6, 252

Tight end depth has come into question with the retirement of Tuli Wily-Matagi. Isaiah Smalls is a gamer, but will be thrust into early playing time. Noah Togiai is a stud and should be in for a big season.

Left Tackle

  1. Blake Brandel - #73 - Jr. - 6’7, 307
  2. Keli’i Montibon - #55 - R-So. - 6’2, 272

Left Guard

  1. Gus Lavaka - #63 - Jr. - 6’4, 353
  2. Yanni Demogerontas - #76 - Sr. - 6’3, 287

Center

  1. Sumner Houston - #52 - Sr. - 6’2, 287
  2. Nous Keobounnam - #69 - R-So. - 6’2, 289

Right Guard

  1. Kammy Delp - #51 - Sr. - 6’3, 318
  2. Onesimus Clarke - #65 - R-Fr. - 6’4, 313

Right Tackle

  1. Trent Moore - #67 - Sr. - 6’4, 289
  2. Clay Cordasco - #78 - R-Jr. - 6’5, 309

The offensive line is going to put their best five guys out there. Oregon State has eight or nine lineman they could plug in and feel pretty good about right now.



Defense

Left End

  1. Isaac Hodgins - #90 - Fr. - 6’0, 265
  2. LaMone Williams - #96 - Sr. - 6’3, 275

Right End

  1. Miki Fifita - #72 - Jr. - 6’4, 296
  2. Isaac Garcia - #92 - R-Fr. - 6’4, 248
  3. Jeromy Reichner - #91 - R-Jr. - 6’2, 270 - (INJURED)

Defensive Tackle

  1. Kalani Vakameilalo - #97 - Sr. - 6’3, 322
  2. Elu Aydon - #99 - Jr. - 6’3, 378
  3. Chris Mengis - #57 - Jr. - 6’0, 295

Defensive Ends

  1. Jaelen Bush - #40 - R-Fr. - 6’7. 262
  2. Bradley Bickler - #52 - Fr. - 6’7, 254
  3. Conner Warick - #55 Fr. - 6’5, 252
  4. Keishon Dawkins - #95 - Fr. - 6’5, 287
  5. Cody Anderson - #77 - R-Fr. - 6’4, 258
  6. Shawn Elliott - #93 - Fr. - 6’2, 246

Similarly to the offensive line, the defense is going to put their three or four best guys out there. Unfortunately, they only have a couple of guys with game experience and Reichner’s injury is a big blow. It’s so hard to project how the depth chart will end up and how playing time will be distributed in the opener. I’d expect Vakameilalo, Aydon, Williams, Fifita, Garcia and Hodgins all to get playing time though.

Outside Linebacker

  1. Kee Whetzel - #7 - So. - 6’3, 206
  2. Andrzej Hughes-Murray - #49 - Jr. - 6’2, 245
  3. Hamilcar Rashed Jr. - #9 - So. - 6’4, 223

Inside Linebackers

  1. Jonathan Willis - #32 - Sr. - 6’1, 225
  2. Shemar Smith - #42 - Jr. - 6’1, 237
  3. Doug Taumoelau - #42 - So. - 6’2, 223
  4. Hamilton Hunt - #58 - Jr. - 6’0, 217
  5. Matthew Tago - #8 - Fr. - 6’2, 225

The Beavers have to be feeling pretty good about their linebacking core. They’re a young group, but they’re talented. The outside linebackers are going to be expected to do a lot in this defense, but they should be up to the challenge.

Cornerbacks

  1. Dwayne Williams - #4 - Sr. - 5’9, 175
  2. Jay Irvine - #6 - Jr. - 6’1, 195
  3. Isaiah Dunn - #23 - So. - 6’0, 183
  4. DeShon Wilson - #3 - Fr. - 6’0, 194
  5. Shawn Wilson - #2 - Jr. - 5-9, 193
  6. Jaydon Grant - #26 - R-So. - 6’0, 174
  7. Justin Gardner - #24 - R-Fr. - 6’2, 169
  8. Kaleb Hayes - #14 - R-Fr. - 6’1, 183
  9. Kitan Oladapo - #28 - Fr. - 6’2, 194

Free Safety

  1. Jeffrey Manning Jr. - #15 - R-Fr. - 6’1, 192
  2. Landry Payne - #36 - R-Sr. - 6’0, 203
  3. Charles Moku Watson - #25 - R-Fr. - 6’2, 181
  4. Jordan Gregory - #29 - R-So. - 5’10, 190
  5. David Morris - #12 - So. - 6’3, 213 - (INJURED)

Strong Safety

  1. Jalen Moore - #33 - Jr. - 6’0, 208
  2. Drew Kell - #30 - Sr. - 6’1, 195
  3. TraJon Cotton - #13 - R-Fr. - 6’1, 187
  4. Omar Hicks-Onu - #10 - Jr. - 6’1, 192 - (INJURED)

The secondary has a lot more depth than in previous seasons, but injuries are already starting to pile up. David Morris and Omar Hicks-Onu will miss the opener and Jay Irvine, Dwayne Williams and DeShon Wilson have all been limited in practices due to various injuries. Continuity and leadership will be vital for this upcoming season.

Kicker

Jordan Choukair - #46 - Jr. - 6’1, 195

Punter

Daniel Rodriguez - #39 - Jr. - 5’10, 207


Feel free to chime in with your thoughts and anybody I might have missed. Are you feeling confident in the Beavers depth headed into the season?