Early Fall Camp Depth Chart

After viewing the first five practices of Fall Camp, some position battles and personnel spots started to take shape.

While the start of Fall Camp is surely not enough time to fully decide starting positions, seeing how position coaches were shuffling their lineups gave us further insight into their strategic positioning.

Head coach Chris Petersen certainly does not like the idea of depth charts.  He doesn’t believe in any players holding on to positions as he preaches constant competition at all positions.

Instead of calling it a depth chart, Petersen likes to call it a “seating chart” as no player should ever feel comfortable in their current spot..It’s always fluid.

Last season, Petersen was asked about the idea of feeling good about depth on his team, which he quickly responded to.

“I don’t ever feel like we..you know..have a ton of depth.  Cuz you know..we talking about numbers or guys that are ready to play?..you know..two different things.  I can get a lot of guys off the street right there (points outside) and give us a lot of depth.  That doesn’t help anybody!..We need guys ready to play!”

Another thing of note during camp was the players were not in full pads during the first five practices, which plays a big factor into these projected charts.

The position coaches did a lot of shuffling of players during scrimmages and some players bounced in and out of the “two-deeps”.

Obviously by the end of Fall Camp, this projected “seating chart” will probably be different from the final depth chart unveiled for the season opener against Eastern Washington.

Here is an educated projection of how things looked…..

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Quarterback

JACOB EASON

(Junior, 6 feet 6 inches, 227 pounds)

Running Back

SALVON AHMED

 (Junior, 5 feet 11 inches, 196 pounds)

Receiver

AARON FULLER

(Junior, 5 feet 11 inches, 188 pounds)

Receiver

ANDRE BACCELLIA

(Senior, 5 feet 10 inches, 175 pounds)

Receiver

CHICO MCCLATCHER

(Senior, 5 feet 8 inches, 183 pounds)

Tight End

HUNTER BRYANT 

(Junior, 6 feet 2 inches, 239 pounds)

Left Tackle

TREY ADAMS 

(Senior, 6 feet 8 inches, 314 pounds)

Left Guard

LUKE WATTENBERG

(Junior, 6 feet 5 inches, 300 pounds)

Center

NICK HARRIS 

(Senior, 6 feet 1 inches, 302 pounds)

Right Guard

JAXSON KIRKLAND

(Sophomore, 6 feet 7 inches, 323 pounds)

Right Tackle

JARED HILBERS

(Senior, 6 feet 7 inches, 316 pounds)

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Defensive Lineman

BENNING POTOA’E

(Senior, 6 feet 3 inches, 290 pounds)

Defensive Lineman

LEVI ONWUZURIKE

(Junior, 6 feet 3 inches, 293 pounds)

Outside Linebacker 

RYAN BOWMAN

(Junior, 6 feet 0 inches, 277 pounds)

Outside Linebacker

JOE TRYON

(Sophomore, 6 feet 5 inches, 262 pounds)

Inside Linebacker

BRANDON WELLINGTON

(Senior, 6 feet 0 inches, 226 pounds)

Inside Linebacker

KYLER MANU

(Senior, 6 feet 1 inches, 246 pounds)

Cornerback

KEITH TAYLOR

(Junior, 6 feet 3 inches, 195 pounds)

Cornerback

KYLER GORDON

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 0 inches, 195 pounds)

Safety

MYLES BRYANT 

(Senior, 5 feet 9 inches, 185 pounds)

Safety

CAMERON WILLIAMS

(Freshman, 6 feet 0 inches, 191 pounds)

* Nickel

ELIJAH MOLDEN 

(Junior, 5 feet 10 inches, 190 pounds)

FIRST TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker

PEYTON HENRY 

(Sophomore, 5 feet 11 inches, 197 pounds)

Punter

JOEL WHITFORD 

(Senior, 6 feet 3 inches, 209 pounds)

Long Snapper

A.J. CARTY

(Senior, 6 feet 3 inches, 243 pounds)

Holder

RACE PORTER 

(Junior, 6 feet 2 inches, 183 pounds)

Punt Returner

AARON FULLER 

(Senior, 5 feet 11 inches, 188 pounds)

Kickoff Returners

SALVON AHMED 

(Sophomore, 5 feet 11 inches, 195 pounds)

AND

SEAN McGREW

(Junior, 5 feet 7 inches, 186 pounds)

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

Quarterback

JAKE HAENER

(Sophomore, 6 feet 0 inches, 194 pounds)

Running Back

SEAN McGREW

(Junior, 5 feet 7 inches, 186 pounds)

Receiver

TY JONES 

(Junior, 6 feet 4 inches, 213 pounds)

Receiver

QUINTEN POUNDS 

(Senior, 6 feet 0 inches, 176 pounds)

Receiver

TREY LOWE 

(Redshirt Freshman, 5 feet 8 inches, 182 pounds)

Tight End (Rotate)

CADE OTTON 

(Sophomore, 6 feet 5 inches, 246 pounds)

Left Tackle

MATTEO MELE

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 5 inches, 305 pounds)

Left Guard

M.J. ALE

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 6, 352 pounds)

Center

HENRY ROBERTS

(Senior, 6 feet 6 inches, 295 pounds)

Right Guard

VICTOR CURNE 

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 3 inches, 320 pounds)

Right Tackle

HENRY BAINIVALU 

(Sophomore, 6 feet 6 inches, 326 pounds)

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

Defensive Lineman

SAM TAIMANI

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 2 inches, 321 pounds)

Defensive Lineman

JOSIAH BRONSON 

(Senior, 6 feet 3 inches, 291 pounds)

Outside Linebacker (Rotate)

ARIEL NGATA

(Sophomore, 6 feet 3 inches, 213 pounds)

Outside Linebacker

MYLES RICE 

(Junior, 6 feet 3 inches, 250 pounds)

Inside Linebacker

MJ TAFISI

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 0 inches, 235 pounds)

Inside Linebacker

JACKSON SIRMON 

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 3 inches, 238 pounds)

Cornerback

DOMINIQUE HAMPTON 

(Redshirt Freshman, 6 feet 2 inches, 205 pounds)

Cornerback

TRENT McDUFFIE 

(Freshman, 5 feet 11 inches, 185 pounds)

Safety

BRANDON MCKINNEY

(Junior, 6 feet 0 inches, 201 pounds)

Safety

ALEX COOK

(Sophomore, 6 feet 1 inches, 203 pounds)

* Nickel

ISAIAH GILCHRIST 

(Junior, 5 feet 11 inches, 208 pounds)

SECOND TEAM SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker

TIM HORN

(Freshman, 6 feet 2 inches, 211 pounds)

Punter

RACE PORTER 

(Junior, 6 feet 2 inches, 183 pounds)

Long Snapper

LUKE LANE 

(Junior, 6 feet 0 inches, 202 pounds)

Holder

JOEL WHITFORD 

(Senior, 6 feet 3 inches, 209 pounds)

Punt Returner

CHICO MCCLATCHER

(Senior, 5 feet 8 inches, 183 pounds)

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