Texas Football 2012: Preseason Depth Chart Released

Burnt Orange Nation gives a Mack clap for the release of an actual depth chart (Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE).

For the first time this fall, the Texas Longhorns released a depth chart heading into the third and final scrimmage on Thursday night, the last major practice before the team breaks for the weekend and returns for gameweek preparations for Wyoming.

Here's the offensive depth chart, with the defense following after the jump:

OFFENSE

Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Wide Receiver (H) 8 Jaxon Shipley | 16 Bryant Jackson OR 9 John Harris
Wide Receiver (Z) 84 Marquise Goodwin | 26 D.J. Monroe OR 4 Cayleb Jones
Tight End (Y) 18 D.J. Grant OR 81 Greg Daniels | 89 Barrett Matthews
Right Tackle 78 Josh Cochran | 77 Luke Poehlmann
Right Guard 72 Mason Walters | 79 Thomas Ashcraft
Center 55 Dominic Espinosa | 73 Garrett Porter
Left Guard 75 Trey Hopkins | 66 Sedrick Flowers

Left Tackle 51 Donald Hawkins | 68 Kennedy Estelle
Wide Receiver (X) 1 Mike Davis | 2 Kendall Sanders | 19 Marcus Johnson
Quarterback 14 David Ash | 6 Case McCoy |
7 Connor Brewer
Tailback 24 Joe Bergeron OR 28 Malcolm Brown | 32 Johnathan Gray
| 5 Jeremy Hills
Fullback 30 Ryan Roberson | 13 Chet Moss OR 36 Alex De La Torre
Place-Kicker 28 Nick Jordan | 23 Nick Rose

DEFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Buck 44 Jackson Jeffcoat | 88 Cedric Reed | 1 Shiro Davis
Tackle (Nose) 96 Chris Whaley | 85 Ashton Dorsey | 69 Kyle Kriegel
Tackle 97 Brandon Moore | 99 Desmond Jackson | 90 Malcom Brown
Strong End 80 Alex Okafor | 92 Reggie Wilson
Strongside LB 7 Demarco Cobbs | 11 Tevin Jackson
Middle LB 33 Steve Edmond | 35 Kendall Thompson OR 55 Dalton Santos
Weakside LB 3 Jordan Hicks | 35 Kendall Thompson OR 19 Peter Jinkens
Right CB 6 Quandre Diggs | 21 Duke Thomas | 31 Leroy Scott
Free Safety 4 Kenny Vaccaro |
25 Josh Turner
Strong Safety 17 Adrian Phillips | 2 Mykkele Thompson
Left CB 23 Carrington Byndom | 29 Sheroid Evans | 31 Leroy Scott
Punter 15 Alex King | 14 William Russ

SPECIAL TEAMS
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Punt Returns 6 Quandre Diggs | 8 Jaxon Shipley
Kickoff Returns 26 D.J. Monroe | 6 Quandre Diggs
2 Mykelle Thompson | 84 Marquise Goodwin
Kickoffs 23 Nick Rose | 28 Nick Jordan
Holder 86 Cade McCrary | 15 Alex King
Snapper (PAT/FG) 45 Kyle Ashby | 37 Nate Boyer
Snapper (Punts) 45 Kyle Ashby | 37 Nate Boyer

  • As reported Tuesday, David Ash will be the starter against Wyoming, and is not listed in an -OR- relationship with Case McCoy, though the staff is still planning on playing both throughout the season.
  • The only two -OR- listings in the starting positions, for which Brown and his staff are infamous, are Brown and Bergeron at running back and Grant and Daniels at tight end. The former is not surprising, but the latter is a bit of a shock, even with co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin's favorable comments about Daniels on Monday. Also surprising that MJ McFarland does not make an appearance here, though Brown said that his blocking is still a work in progress.
  • Harris listed in -OR- with Jackson also a surprise, as all the talk from coaches, practice reports has well Harris has played, with little to no buzz about Jackson.
  • Poehlmann is considered a starter, essentially, and will be the first lineman off the bench. Ashcraft would be the second, ahead of Sedrick Flowers, also a bit of a surprise.
  • Nick Jordan will be the starting placekicker until Anthony Fera gets healthy.
  • Whaley as the starter over Jackson also surprising, though there is likely so little separation four between the top four at defensive tackle that the starters don't really matter that much.
  • The first two defensive backs off the bench will be Turner and Thompson.
  • It's hard to imagine that Diggs will be used heavily on both punt and kickoff returns given how much he will play at cornerback.

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