Unofficial Spring Game Depth Chart

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 9th, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I put together a depth chart of what I think we'll see on the field Saturday. With the news of the Furman suspension, I put Freshman Jarrod Wilson in his position on the 2nd team defense.

Opinions? Feedback? Corrections? Let me know, I want to have one with me at the game saturday.

                              Blue (1st) Team

QB-      #16  Denard Robinson                SR
RB-      #28  Fitz Toussaint                RS JR
FB-      #33  Stephen Hopkins                 JR
WR-    #12  Roy Roundtree                     5th
WR-    #10  Jeremy Gallon                RS JR
TE-      #89  Brandon Moore                    5th
LT-       #77  Taylor Lewan                  RS JR
LG-      #57  Elliot Mealer                         5th
C-        #52  Ricky Barnum                       5th
RG-     #65  Patrick Omameh                  5th
RT-      #75   Michael Schofield          RS JR

                           Blue (2nd) Team
DE-   #67 Nathan Brink                        RS JR
DT-    #54 Richard Ash                         RS SO
DT-    #76 Quinton Washington           RS JR
DE-    #97 Brennan Beyer                       SO
LB-    #27 Mike Jones                         RS JR
LB-    #7   Brandin Hawthorne                SR
LB-    #4   Cam Gordon                       RS JR
CB-    #5  Courtney Avery                       JR
CB-    #6  Raymon Taylor                       SO
FS-   #22 Jarrod Wilson                         FR
SS-    #3  Marvin Robinson                    JR

                            Maize (2nd) Team
QB-      #7   Devin Gardner                       JR
RB-      #2   Vincent Smith                       SR
FB-      #36 Joe Kerridge                    RS FR
WR-    #26  Drew Dileo                            JR
WR-    #83  Jerald Robinson              RS SO
TE-      #80  Ricardo Miller                       JR
LT-       #69  Erik Gunderson               RS JR
LG-      #58  Chris Bryant                    RS FR
C-        #60  Jack Miller                      RS FR
RG-     #61   Graham Glasgow           RS FR
RT-      #56   Joey Burzynski               RS SO    

                        Maize (1st) Team
DE-      #88  Craig Roh                           SR
DT-      #73  Will Campbell                     SR
DT-      #55  Jibreel Black                       JR
DE-     #57   Frank Clark                         SO
LB-      #90  Jake Ryan                     RS SO
LB-      #25  Kenny Demens                    5th
LB-      #44  Desmond Morgan                SO
CB-     #8    JT Floyd                                5th
CB-     #18  Blake Countess                    SO
SS-     #32  Jordan Kovacs                      5th
FS-     #30  Thomas Gordon               RS JR



April 9th, 2012 at 7:05 PM ^

Here's to hoping he doesn't need to be...

But realistically, we probably only need one or two guys who can be solid back-ups, unless we have a ton of injuries.  Until the bowl game, we only played 6 OL last year, because Barnum was a little banged up. 

If we can have one or two guys who can play in a pinch, we'll probably be good.

blue note

April 9th, 2012 at 10:21 PM ^

The scary thing is that "behemoth" and "2 years in the system" don't mean anything. Lots of behemoths aren't very good. Two years isn't a lot of time, especially for a project like Miller. That's 3 unknown quantities, Lewan who might leave, and Schofield, who isn't proven yet either. Could work out, but doesn't look like a likely NC contender line at this point.


April 9th, 2012 at 8:42 PM ^

What can you do about it?  I mean, other than lock up an entire line of four stars, but that's just crazy talk. Not even close to possible. Wait, what? Anyway, as long as two of this year's class is ready to play in 2013 we should be okay, and maybe they can unearth the O-Line's version of Brink to add a little stress-relieving depth.

swan flu

April 9th, 2012 at 6:44 PM ^

Haven't the scouting reports been very favorable for Joe Bolden? 


Do you see Hawthorne and Jones ahead of him based on seniority or have they been better so far this spring?


April 9th, 2012 at 8:30 PM ^

Reason #1:  Clark played WDE all year last year, and this is a new spot for Beyer.  It's totally foreign to him, but the fact that Clark practiced there all year last year, and saw game snaps at that spot, gives him an edge. Admittedly, this is not a super strong reason, but the one I decided to list first.

Reason #2:  Size-wise, these guys are pretty similar (Clark has Beyer by about 5lbs last year, although that could have evened out), but Clark is reportedly the more athletic of the two.  I've heard him referred to as an athletic "freak," and this is why they wanted him on the field last year even though we had Roh and Black at that spot.  Coming out of HS, scouts were saying Clark might have even been able to play safety in college (although that might be bit of a stretch). 

Reason #3:  Although this spot has been mentioned as a heated position battle, it just seems that Clark has gotten more praise.  Not by a lot, but from what I've read and heard, it just sounds like Clark has the edge right now. 

Don't get me wrong, it's close, and this could all change between now and fall anyway.


April 9th, 2012 at 9:12 PM ^

Where did you hear Beyer was stronger against the run?  I haven't heard that specifically about either of them, but I would assume that, at least a year ago, Clark was stronger against the run, which is why he was slotted at DE and Beyer was put at SAM.  Things could have changed in 8 months or so, I suppose.

Bo Knows

April 9th, 2012 at 6:55 PM ^

I think Bolden is definitely ahead of Mike Jones, I also think Jeremy Jackson is probably ahead of Drew Dileo, oh and Talbott before Raymon Taylor.  That second team Oline is going to move some people (yikerz!!)