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Ohio State Football: Buckeyes' Post-Spring Depth Chart Released

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Tyler WaddellCorrespondent IIMay 16, 2012

Urban Meyer and the Ohio State coaching staff released the post-spring depth chart late this afternoon, according to Bill Rabinowitz of The Columbus Dispatch.

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. 

 

Offense

QB—Braxton Miller, Kenny Guiton

RB—Jordan Hall, Carlos Hyde

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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 

 

Defense

LE—John Simon, Steve Miller/J.T. Moore

DT—Johnathan Hankins, Michael Bennett

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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 

 

Specialists

K—Drew Basil, Kyle Clinton

P—Ben Buchanan, Drew Basil

LS—George Makridis/Bryce Haynes

H—Ben Buchanan, Kenny Guiton

 

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