Depth chart heading into fall camp

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The Golden Eagles will enter the 2016 football season with a slew of new faces on the team, headlined by a new coach in Jay Hopson. Names such as Nick Mullens, Ito Smith and Cameron Tom can be written in pen as starters after a successful year in 2015. But almost half of the depth chart faces uncertainty with a new staff coming in to evaluate the players.

The most questionable spots on the team heading into the new season will be the linebacking corps, the tight ends group and the receiving core behind D.J. Thompson as the presumptive No. 1 receiver. Anyone from Isaiah Jones from East Mississippi to redshirt junior Marquise Ricard, the No. 2 receiving spot can go to anyone. Also, the depth among the offensive line and running back rotation is shallow to say the least due to injuries.

On the depth chart, spring injuries were taken into account as seen by the exclusion of players such as Tez Parks, George Payne and Taylor Marini.

Incoming players such as Wyatt Richthofen and Lorenzo Dantzler will warrant playing time as incoming freshman. Wil Freeman, a redshirt senior, is making the transition between offensive and defensive lines. So his spot is up for grabs also.

LT

Jacob Fleming

Tyler Stutzman

LG

Brandon Farmer

Brian Long

C

Cameron Tom

Brandon Farmer

RG

Oliver Bates

Devin Farrior

RT

Ty Pollard

Drake Dorbeck

WR-X

D.J. Thompson

Isaiah Jones

TE

Ricky Parks

Julian Allen

Rusty Clark

WR-Y

Marquise Ricard

Jordan Mitchell

WR-Z

Reid Rials

Tyre’oune Holmes

RB

Ito Smith

Patrick Brooks

Collin Kilcrease

QB

Nick Mullens

Kwadra Griggs

Parker Adamson

DE

Xavier Thigpen

Ja’Boree Poole

DT

Dylan Bradley

LaDarius Harris

Derrick Dixon

Wolf

Darian Yancey

Ja’Boree Poole

LOLB

Sherrod Ruff

Isaiah Spencer

MLB

Elijah Parker

Evan Osborne

ROLB

C.J. Perry

D’Saveon Patrick

Nickel

Picasso Nelson Jr.

LCB

Cornell Armstrong

Jomez Applewhite

RCB

Trae Collins

Ernest Gunn

FS

Devonta Foster

Picasso Nelson Jr.

SS

D’Nerius Antoine

Deshadrick Truly

 


Incoming Players: QB Keon Howard, QB Andrew La Bruna, LB JaCorey Morris, LB Racheem Booth, OT Jacob Johnson, DE Jacques Turner, DE Lorenzo Danztler, WR Terrance Watkins, OT Wyatt Richtofen, RB Andre Hale, ATH T.J. McGinnis, DT Demarrio Smith, OT Cru Birdyshaw, OT Jacob Johson and QB Tyler Russell