To no one's surprise, Jordan Hall is the starting running back, Devin Smith is the starting "X" receiver, Nathan Williams will replace Adam Bellamy once healthy, and C.J. Barnett once again beat out Orhian Johnson at strong safety.
The only thing worth a second glance is freshman receiver Michael Thomas backing up Smith at "X" instead of starting over Evan Spencer—who missed the spring game with a shoulder injury—at the "Z" position.
Hyped sophomore middle linebacker Curtis Grant expectedly landed the starting role over senior Storm Klein, who held the position in 2011. Also, Doran Grant is listed as a co-starter with senior corner Travis Howard, who struggled last season.
Summer workouts are still a few months away, but this certified depth chart gives us an idea of how things will look heading into fall. Even so, don't get comfortable with this list—Meyer still has plenty of time to change his mind.
QB—Braxton Miller, Kenny Guiton
RB—Jordan Hall, Carlos Hyde
FB—Zach Boren, Adam Homan
X WR—Devin Smith, Michael Thomas
Z WR—Evan Spencer, Verlon Reed
H WR—Corey (Philly) Brown, Chris Fields
TE—Jake Stoneburner, Jeff Heuerman/Nick Vannett
LT—Jack Mewhort, Daryl Baldwin
LG—Andrew Norwell, Tommy Brown
C—Corey Linsley, Jacoby Boren
RG—Marcus Hall, Antonio Underwood
RT—Reid Fragel, Taylor Decker
LE—John Simon, Steve Miller/J.T. Moore
DT—Johnathan Hankins, Michael Bennett
NT—Garrett Goebel, Joel Hale/Chris Carter
DE—Adam Bellamy (*Nathan Williams), Chase Farris
OLB—Ryan Shazier, Luke Roberts/Connor Crowell
MLB—Curtis Grant, Storm Klein
OLB—Etienne Sabino, Stewart Smith/Joshua Perry
CB—Bradley Roby, Adam Griffin
FS—Christian Bryant, Corey Brown
SS—C.J. Barnett, Orhian Johnson
CB—Travis Howard/Doran Grant
K—Drew Basil, Kyle Clinton
P—Ben Buchanan, Drew Basil
LS—George Makridis/Bryce Haynes
H—Ben Buchanan, Kenny Guiton
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