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Sports Football Depth chart heading into fall camp

Depth chart heading into fall camp


The Golden Eagles will enter the 2016 football season with a slew of new faces on the team, headlined by a new coach in Jay Hopson. Names such as Nick Mullens, Ito Smith and Cameron Tom can be written in pen as starters after a successful year in 2015. But almost half of the depth chart faces uncertainty with a new staff coming in to evaluate the players.

The most questionable spots on the team heading into the new season will be the linebacking corps, the tight ends group and the receiving core behind D.J. Thompson as the presumptive No. 1 receiver. Anyone from Isaiah Jones from East Mississippi to redshirt junior Marquise Ricard, the No. 2 receiving spot can go to anyone. Also, the depth among the offensive line and running back rotation is shallow to say the least due to injuries.

On the depth chart, spring injuries were taken into account as seen by the exclusion of players such as Tez Parks, George Payne and Taylor Marini.

Incoming players such as Wyatt Richthofen and Lorenzo Dantzler will warrant playing time as incoming freshman. Wil Freeman, a redshirt senior, is making the transition between offensive and defensive lines. So his spot is up for grabs also.


Jacob Fleming

Tyler Stutzman


Brandon Farmer

Brian Long


Cameron Tom

Brandon Farmer


Oliver Bates

Devin Farrior


Ty Pollard

Drake Dorbeck


D.J. Thompson

Isaiah Jones


Ricky Parks

Julian Allen

Rusty Clark


Marquise Ricard

Jordan Mitchell


Reid Rials

Tyre’oune Holmes


Ito Smith

Patrick Brooks

Collin Kilcrease


Nick Mullens

Kwadra Griggs

Parker Adamson


Xavier Thigpen

Ja’Boree Poole


Dylan Bradley

LaDarius Harris

Derrick Dixon


Darian Yancey

Ja’Boree Poole


Sherrod Ruff

Isaiah Spencer


Elijah Parker

Evan Osborne


C.J. Perry

D’Saveon Patrick


Picasso Nelson Jr.


Cornell Armstrong

Jomez Applewhite


Trae Collins

Ernest Gunn


Devonta Foster

Picasso Nelson Jr.


D’Nerius Antoine

Deshadrick Truly


Incoming Players: QB Keon Howard, QB Andrew La Bruna, LB JaCorey Morris, LB Racheem Booth, OT Jacob Johnson, DE Jacques Turner, DE Lorenzo Danztler, WR Terrance Watkins, OT Wyatt Richtofen, RB Andre Hale, ATH T.J. McGinnis, DT Demarrio Smith, OT Cru Birdyshaw, OT Jacob Johson and QB Tyler Russell


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