Posted: 3:03 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013
By Wescott Eberts
The Texas Longhorns completed spring practice with the Orange-White game on Saturday evening and now head into the long offseason.
Let's take a look at the depth chart coming out of the spring:
|Wide Receiver (H)||8||Jaxon Shipley|||||27||Daje Johnson|||||21||Duke Thomas|
|Wide Receiver (Z)||2||Kendall Sanders||OR||16||Bryant Jackson|||||9||John Harris|
|Tight End (Y)||81||Greg Daniels||OR||85 ||MJ McFarland||OR||82||Geoff Swaim|
||||9||John Harris|||||17||Miles Onyegbule|
|Right Tackle||78||Josh Cochran|||||76||Garrett Greenlea|
|Right Guard||72||Mason Walters|||||62||Curtis Riser|
|Center||55||Dominic Espinosa|||||73||Garrett Porter|
|Left Guard||75||Trey Hopkins|||||66||Sedrick Flowers|||||74||Taylor Doyle|
|Left Tackle||51||Donald Hawkins|||||68||Kennedy Estelle|
|Wide Receiver (X)||1||Mike Davis|||||80||Marcus Johnson|
|Quarterback||14||David Ash|||||6||Case McCoy|||||18||Tyrone Swoopes|
||||3||Jalen Overstreet|||||7||Connor Brewer|
|Tailback||32||Johnathan Gray||OR||28||Malcolm Brown|||||24||Joe Bergeron|
|Fullback||36||Alex De La Torre|||||13||Chet Moss||||
|Place-Kicker||23||Nick Rose||OR||28||Nick Jordan|||||9||Anthony Fera|
|Buck||44||Jackson Jeffcoat|||||92||Reggie Wilson|||||52||Bryce Cottrell|
|Tackle (Nose)||90||Malcom Brown|||||96||Chris Whaley||| |
|Tackle||85||Ashton Dorsey|||||99||Desmond Jackson|||||81||Hassan Ridgeway|
|Strong End||88||Cedric Reed|||||1||Shiro Davis|||||42||Caleb Bluiett|
|Strongside LB||19||Peter Jinkens|||||24||Tim Cole|||||8||Aaron Benson|
|Middle LB||33||Steve Edmond||OR||55||Dalton Santos||||
|Weakside LB||3||Jordan Hicks|||||11||Tevin Jackson|||||35||Kendall Thompson|
|CB||6||Quandre Diggs|||||29||Sheroid Evans||OR||21||Duke Thomas|
|Free Safety||2||Mykkele Thompson|||||25||Josh Turner|
|Strong Safety||17||Adrian Phillips|||||18||Kevin Vaccaro|||||26||Adrian Colbert|
|CB||23||Carrington Byndom|||||31||Leroy Scott|||||16||Bryson Echols|
|Punter||9||Anthony Fera|||||23||Nick Rose|||||14||William Russ|
|Punt Returns||6||Quandre Diggs|||||8||Jaxon Shipley|
|Kickoff Returns||27||Daje Johnson|||||21||Duke Thomas||OR||6||Quandre Diggs|
|Kickoffs||23||Nick Rose|||||28||Nick Jordan|
|Snapper (PAT/FG)||37||Nate Boyer|||||45||Kyle Ashby|
|Snapper (Punts)||45||Kyle Ashby|||||37||Nate Boyer|
-- The last depth chart update was highly speculative, but with the exception of the special teams portion of his list (excluding kickoffs), this one should be really close to the post-spring depth chart put together by the coaches after the game.
-- The players who missed all or part of spring with injuries that should allow them to return in the fall for the start of camp were all left on the depth chart, especially the starters along the offensive line, who essentially have positions locked down. At least until the arrival of Desmond Harrison, in the case of Josh Cochran.
-- Cayleb Jones has been left off the depth chart because his future with the team is still up in the air pending advancements in the status of the case against him.
-- The starting nickel back is Quandre Diggs, with Adrian Phillips backing him up. As in the spring game, the expected replacement at cornerback for Diggs is Sheroid Evans. Josh Turner is would probable enter in a dime package, though Duke Thomas would be another option.
-- Cedric Reed was listed as the starter at Buck end, but he's the second-best defensive end on the team, so with Jackson Jeffcoat actually atop the depth chart at that position, Reed has been moved to the starter at strong end.
-- The most fluid position overall is defensive tackle, as the top four players there are essentially interchangeable, with the possible exception of Malcom Brown, who may have emerged as the top defensive tackle on the team this spring.
-- Connor Brewer really is behind Jalen Overstreet, who could end up moving to another position before fall camp starts.