Hey! Look over there! It’s a depth chart!

There are actually position battles that have taken place outside of quarterback and now we have a few answers on some of those with the depth chart that’s just been published for the opener.

No real surprises on the offensive line and Thompson and Godwin are already ensconced in the two deep.

I love seeing Leonard Floyd’s name on there at two positions.

The surprise, if you want to call it that, is Rico McGraw’s name at co-starting corner.  He hasn’t gotten a ton of press, but I’ve heard a lot of background chatter about how impressive he’s been this month.  (Pruitt didn’t chase him for nothing.)

And some potentially good news is the absence of a name:  Rodrigo Blankenship.  If the coaches are trying to redshirt him, it means they’re satisfied with Collin Barber’s progress.

What else do y’all see?

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46 responses to “Hey! Look over there! It’s a depth chart!

  1. PTC DAWG

    Depth on the OL…and we have twelve starters on offense, that should help when we get to the meat of the schedule.

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  2. PTC DAWG

    Was Bauta the holder last year?

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  3. rhunter1153

    Quayvon Hicks second string. Two years ago this guy was a phenom it seemed.

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  4. HVL Dawg

    Only 1 upperclassman in the DB 2 deep. 😮

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  5. RG

    Please no injuries to Nose. Forgot how thin we are in quality experience at that position.

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    • I thought the DL guys rotate all the time…

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      • RG

        I think it’s difficult to ask an End or DT to rotate to Nose in a 3-4. Just looking at the 2 deep depth chart, it doesn’t look like our DT’s and End’s have the size and weight to effectively roll over to Nose. That’s why I am praying for no injuries to 2 Deep Nose players.

        And we saw that some last year, we struggled to plug that position and be stout against the run.

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  6. Chi-town Dawg

    We knew WR depth was razor thin, but it really hits home when you see that 3 true freshman all hold the second team slots behind our upperclassmen starters.

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  7. A LOT of freshmen who have taken backup spots from upper classmen. Kinda surprised to see Thompson 3rd string when I’ve heard from more than one that he would be starting. Maybe they meant eventually. Surprised Ganus is 2nd string when there are some more highly recruited guys he passed up. He must be pretty decent. Where is the former Brookwood and minor league “freshman” LB? Redshirting? Heard great things about him, too.

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    • dawgtired

      “Surprised Ganus is 2nd string…”

      They actually have him as “OR” for starting. I’m surprised by that. Either he is much better than I expected or it has to do with the injuries we’ve heard about. Maybe his experience is trumping other’s talents right now. I will be surprise if it stays that way…but if it does I’m happy for him. It’s a nice story after the UAB program drama.

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      • Cojones

        I’ve seen nothing but good reports on Ganus and Richt says he will definitely get in the games. He’s good and the players have said so too.

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    • Timphd

      Thompson is actually listed as “or” for second team with Deloach. Sounds like they expect him to play a bit.

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    • MGW

      I get the feeling that on the back end of the defense, Pruitt’s top priority is players simply knowing where to be, who to cover, etc. and being able to make consistent tackles. Judging from his stats from UAB, Ganus is that type of guy.

      If a guy can do all that AND be a freak athlete/playmaker then great. But I don’t think Pruitt cares about that until they guy has met that first priority.

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  8. My first reaction was surprise about Natrez Patrick and that he wasn’t on the 2-deep at ILB.

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  9. I like that they have Juwan and Theus spelled phonetically…twice.

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  10. Eli Awbrey

    Surprised Devin Bowman is nowhere to be found at corner. Heard he had been working with the 1s a decent bit and he impressed me last year

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  11. AceDawg

    I don’t have strong opinions about what I see except that the team really does have enough inexperience that we shouldn’t be getting ahead of ourselves with title talk. If the QB play is solid and the D-Line is at least average, however, then the Dawgs should be in title contention on account of the great O-Line, running game, and pass rushing linebackers.

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    • DawgPhan

      these days if you arent starting a decent number of underclassmen you probably arent very good.

      great players dont see senior seasons and great freshmen dont sit the bench. Having a 2 deep full of soph and juniors is really about the best you can do.

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  12. R. Smith: I expected to see him on the 2 deep.

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  13. Castleberry

    First – thanks!
    Second – Where’s Shakenneth?
    Third – isn’t Godwin wearing #5?

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  14. Jack Klompus

    I noticed Ramsey OR Bauta for 2nd string QB. Interesting.

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  15. IAmAChubbyMan

    Senator – are you surprised not to see Roquan’s name on there?

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  16. MGW

    Keith Marshal being listed as “OR” at third string with Brendan Douglas surprised me. More and more I get the feeling he’s not quite his old self yet, physically. From the way he played his freshman year, I’d expect him to be splitting second string reps with Michel if he were back to 100%.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      The OR with Douglas is surprising, but based on what I saw last year, Michel is better than Marshall was even before the injury. He has slightly less top end speed, but he was better able to run through contact.

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      • Merk

        I would venture to say that the 2,3,4, and even 5 on the RB roster will get plenty of snaps these first 2 weeks. Toss Chubb in and let him get some yards and reps in, then let the other guys show what they can do to determine a real order.

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    • RG

      I think Sony Michel is just that good. Marshall isn’t able to beat him out for 2nd.

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      • Puffdawg

        I predict Sony Michel to go bananas this year. Remember he started ahead of Chubb to start last season. What an incredible sub to come in for Chubb. Little bit of a change of pace too which is good.

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  17. Noonan

    CHIG-boo

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  18. doofusdawg

    Saw where cmr said Rico has taken basically all his snaps at corner. This tells me that perhaps Parrish moves to nickel and Rico comes in at corner when we have five dbs. I don’t see Rico starting ahead of Parrish at corner.
    Looks like another young secondary this year… probably next year too.

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  19. Argondawg

    Christian Payne was nursing some type of hairline fracture or something. I am stunned that he is already back. Hicks may be the sexy pick but Payne sprung a ton of runs last year. He always hits his assignment.

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  20. SouthernYank

    Lots of FR on that depth chart. What would be an issue for any other SEC team is obviously no cause for concern here. Poke, poke.

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