Nebraska Football: Projecting Post-Spring 2-Deep Depth Chart
Now that Nebraska football fans are preparing to go into the long summer before the college football season, it’s a good time to see how NU’s two-deep depth chart might look after the end of spring practice. Of course, much of this is conjecture, with injuries and newly arriving players doing much to change how this depth chart may look come August.
But let’s at least make our best guess as to what Nebraska’s two-deep depth chart looks like at this stage.
The emergence of Colorado transfer Alex Lewis at left tackle anchors what has the potential to be a very strong offensive line for Nebraska.
Left Tackle: Alex Lewis, David Knevel
Left Guard: Jake Cotton, Ryne Reeves
Center: Mark Pelini, Paul Thurston
Right Guard: Chongo Kondolo, Mike Moudy
Right Tackle: Zach Sterup, Matt Finnin
A two-deep does little justice to Nebraska’s depth at I-back, not even including redshirt freshman Adam Taylor on the list.
Quarterback: Tommy Armstrong, Ryker Fyfe OR Johnny Stanton
I-Back: Ameer Abdullah, Imani Cross OR Terrell Newby
Fullback: Andy Janovich, Harrison Jordan OR Mitch McCann
Competition at the slot receiver position could be particularly fierce, with Turner trying to win his starting position back from Westerkamp.
Wide Receiver X: Kenny Bell, Alonzo Moore
Wide Receiver Y: Taariq Allen, Sam Burtch
Wide Receiver A: Jordan Westerkamp, Jamal Turner
Tight End: Cethan Carter, Sam Cotton
Gregory, perhaps the best overall player on the team, should headline a defensive line that looks to do a much better job of pressuring opposing quarterbacks.
Defensive End: Randy Gregory, Greg McMullen, Joe Keels, A.J. Natter
Defensive Tackle: Vincent Valentine, Kevin Maurice, Maliek Collins, Kevin Williams
Nebraska’s linebacker corps is very young, but very deep. Look for Anderson to be leading the way as the younger players grow into their roles.
"WILL": Josh Banderas, David Santos
"MIKE": Michael Rose, Trevor Roach
"SAM": Zaire Anderson, Courtney Love
Mitchell and Cooper will be the leaders of Nebraska’s secondary, with a number of other positions up for grabs throughout the season.
Cornerback: Josh Mitchell, Byerson Cockrell, Jonathan Rose, Zach Stovall
Safety: Corey Cooper, LeRoy Alexander, Boaz Joseph, D.J. Singleton
Nickel: Charles Jackson
Yes, the spring game was just one practice of 15, but Nebraska’s kicking game looked to be a hot mess. Don’t be surprised to see true freshman Brown see the field right away.
Kickoff Specialist: Mauro Bondi
Place-kicker: Drew Brown
Punter: Sam Foltz
Long Snapper: Gabriel Miller
Punt Returner: Jamal Turner, Terrell Newby
Kick Returner: Jamal Turner, Terrell Newby
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