Analyzing Auburn’s Depth Chart for Georgia Southern

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The 2017 season is 2 days away. Earlier in the week, Gus and company released the depth chart for the Georgia Southern game. If you haven’t already, you can see where this game ranks vs the other games on the schedule and take a First Look at Georgia Southern. Also, you can read what the opponent thinks. There wasn’t too much drama in the depth chart, but there was some significant victories for some players that deserve the credit for their hard work.

OFFENSE

QB
1. 8 JARRETT STIDHAM (6-3, 214, So.)
2. 13 Sean White (6-0, 211, Jr.)

Nothing to see here. We all expected it. Gus announced it like 2 weeks ago. As Blogle said, Sean White can start pretty much anywhere in the country. This is a very good situation.

RB
1. 36 KAMRYN PETTWAY (6-0, 235, Jr.) -OR-
2. 21 KERRYON JOHNSON (6-0, 212, Jr.)

This might as well say 1 & 1a. Kerryon Johnson had an interview on the SEC Network where he basically said who is in the first play changes due to different factors surrounding a given game. They both view themselves as “co-starters” and that’s all there is to it.

HB
1. 27 CHANDLER COX (6-1, 219, Jr.)
2. 99 Spencer Nigh (6-0, 270, S0.) -OR-
2. 42 Keenan Sweeney (6-0, 237, Jr.)

TE
1. 85 JALEN HARRIS (6-4, 252, Jr.)
2. 86 Tucker Brown (6-3, 288, Jr.)

WR (9/split end)
1. 81 DARRIUS SLAYTON (6-2, 190, So.) -OR-
1. 11 KYLE DAVIS (6-2, 213, So.)

WR (3/slot)
1. 3 NATE CRAIG-MYERS (6-2, 213, So.)
2. 80 Sal Cannella (6-5, 228, So.) -OR-
2. 17 Marquis McClain (6-2, 226, RFr.)

WR (5/big slot)
1. 12 ELI STOVE (6-0, 183, So.)
2. 19 Noah Igbinoghene (5-11, 186, Fr.)

This WILL be the most exciting WR group at Auburn since…forever? All of these names have been mentioned heavily since the beginning of training camp. They are competing hard with each other and creating quite a bit of noise. Kodi Burns has a plethora of talent to work with.

LT
1. 76 PRINCE TEGA WANOGHO (6-7, 301, So.)
2. 66 Bailey Sharp (6-5, 300, So.)

LG
1. 64 MIKE HORTON (6-4, 318, So.)
2. 77 Marquel Harrell (6-3, 308, So.)

C
1. 73 AUSTIN GOLSON (6-5, 312, Sr.)
2. 50 Casey Dunn (6-4, 292, Sr.)

RG
1. 71 BRADEN SMITH (6-6, 303, Sr.)
2. 74 Wilson Bell (6-5, 355, Sr.)

RT
1. 78 DARIUS JAMES (6-4, 324, Sr.)
2. 70 Calvin Ashley (6-6, 310, Fr.)

I want you to stop reading and look at the heights and weights of all the two-deep linemen. THAT’S RIDICULOUS. This line can and should be scary good. Prince Tega was one of the players I alluded to at the beginning of the post. Congrats to him!

DEFENSE

BUCK
1. 4 JEFF HOLLAND (6-2, 249, Jr.)
2. 10 Paul James III (6-3, 260, Jr.)
2. 55 TD Moultry (6-2, 240, Fr.)

Jeff Holland replaces Carl Lawson at buck. I think he has a breakout season. Also, the depth at this position is a lot better than it has been. I’m expecting big things from Moultry, in regards to depth.

DT
1. 95 DONTAVIUS RUSSELL (6-3, 310, Jr.)
2. 9 Byron Cowart (6-3, 283, Jr. ) -OR-
2. 94 Tyrone Truesdell (6-2, 338, Fr.)

DT
1. 5 DERRICK BROWN (6-5, 316, So.)
2. 79 Andrew Williams (6-4, 286, Jr.)

DE
1. 3 MARLON DAVIDSON (6-3, 282, So.)
2. 91 Nick Coe (6-5, 270, RFr.) -OR-
2. 1 Big Kat Bryant (6-5, 224. Fr.)

After the depth chart was released the coaches said that Nick Coe would be starting at DE instead of Marlon Davison. However, DL depth, on the whole, is at a premium. This is the most depth that Malzahn has had. Yes, Adams is gone, but the overall depth is far superior than it has been. There is a lot of talented underclassmen, which should only mean good things for the future.

SAM
1. 49 DARRELL WILLIAMS (6-2, 244, Jr.)
2. 51 Richard McBryde (6-1, 237, So.)

MIKE
1. 57 DESHAUN DAVIS (5-11, 246, Jr.)
2. 33 K.J. Britt (6-0, 239, Fr.) -OR-
2. 17 Chandler Wooten (6-2, 237, Fr.)

WILL
1. 30 TRE’ WILLIAMS (6-2, 186, Sr.)
2. 48 Montavious Atkinson (6-1, 218, Jr.)

Line backers have good experience and solid depth. Tre Williams has been around forever.

CB
1. 13 JAVARIS DAVIS (5-10, 186, So.) -or-
1. 12 JAMEL DEAN (6-2, 215, So.)
2. 22 John Broussard Jr. (5-11, 172, So.)

FS
1. 28 TRAY MATTHEWS (6-1, 209, Sr.)
2. 19 Nick Ruffin (6-0, 202, Sr.) -OR-
2. 20 Jeremiah Dinson (6-0, 186, So.)

SS
1. 14 STEPHEN ROBERTS (5-11, 189, Sr.)
2. 24 Daniel Thomas (5-11, 203, So.) -OR-
2. 25 Jason Smith (6-1, 186, Sr.)

CB
1. 6 CARLTON DAVIS (6-1, 203, Jr.)
2. 21 Travion Leonard (6-0, 191, Fr.)

NICKEL
1. 24 DANIEL THOMAS (5-11, 2013, Jr.) -OR-
1. 20 JEREMIAH DINSON (6-0, 186, So.)
2. 15 Jordan Peters (6-1, 185, Fr.)

The secondary has been a liability for Auburn recently. Last year was much better, but still not great. This group needs to step up for Auburn to be successful. There are a lot of freshmen on the two-deep who will see a lot of time this year. It will be important for the d-line to help bail them out so they don’t get exposed.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK
1. 38 DANIEL CARLSON (6-4, 223, Sr.)
2. 26 Anders Carlson (6-5, 200, Fr.) -OR-
2. 31 Sage Ledbetter (6-0, 181, RFr.)

All world Daniel Carlson is enough for this position. Auburn fans take the importance of a good place kicker for granted. This dude is automatic inside the opponents 50.

P
1. 43 IAN SHANNON (6-3, 222, So.)
2. 41 Aidan Marshall (5-11, 163, Fr.) -OR-
2. 27 Tyler Stovall (6-0, 213, Sr.)

What we have in a great place kicker, we lack in a punter. Hopefully with Stidham, he wont be necessary.

H
1. 29 TYLER STOVALL (6-0, 213, Sr.)

This isn’t an important position until something goes wrong.

LS
1. 69 IKE POWELL (6-3, 267, Sr.)
2. 60 Bill Taylor (6-3, 227, Fr.)

See Holder

PR
1. 14 STEPHEN ROBERTS (5-11, 189, Sr.)
2. 23 Ryan Davis (5-9, 175, Jr.)

KR
1. 21 KERRYON JOHNSON (6-0, 212, Jr.) -AND-
1. 13 JARAVIS DAVIS (5-10, 186, So.
2. 6 Devan Barrett (6-0, 185, Fr) -AND-
2. 19 Noah Igbinoghene (5-11, 186, Fr.)

I didn’t see a position for Place Kicker Returner. If there was such a position, they would never be able to do what Chris Davis did.

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