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Texas Longhorns post-spring depth chart

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Which players emerged as starters during spring practice?

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With spring practice concluded for the Texas Longhorns following Saturday's Orange-White game, it's time to take another look at the depth chart heading into summer conditioning.

Since several important contributors and potential starters missed all or part of spring practice, this depth chart attempts to include the players who will be back at some point during the summer to provide the most accurate look possible at the current starting lineup as it would look against Notre Dame if there are no changes during fall camp.

OFFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Wide Receiver (H) 7 Marcus Johnson* | 83 Armanti Foreman | 88 Ty Templin
Wide Receiver (Z) 11 Jacorey Warrick | 23 Daje Johnson


Tight End (Y) 36 Alex De La Torre | 47 Andrew Beck | 80 Blake Whiteley
Right Tackle 55 Connor Williams | 75 Tristan Nickelson | 79 Garrett Thomas
Right Guard 76 Kent Perkins | 72 Elijah Rodriguez


Center 74 Taylor Doyle | 50 Jake Raulerson

Left Guard 66 Sedrick Flowers | 51 Terrell Cuney | 63 Alex Anderson
Left Tackle 65 Marcus Hutchins | 58 Brandon Hodges |
Wide Receiver (X) 84 Dorian Leonard | 84 Lorenzo Joe | 86 Jake Oliver
Quarterback 18
Tyrone Swoopes
| 13 Jerrod Heard


Tailback 32 Johnathan Gray | 33 D'Onta Foreman | 21 Donald Catalon
Place-Kicker 23 Nick Rose | 28 Nick Jordan



DEFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Fox End 40 Naashon Hughes | 49 Derick Roberson*


Tackle (Nose) 99 Desmond Jackson* | 93 Paul Boyette, Jr. | 94 Alex Norman
Tackle 88 Hassan Ridgeway | 95 Poona Ford | 97 Chris Nelson
Strong End 1 Shiro Davis* | 91 Bryce Cottrell | 92 Quincy Vasser
Middle LB 55 Dalton Santos | 30 Tim Cole | 46 Malik Jefferson
Weakside LB 19 Peter Jinkens | 35 Edwin Freeman


CB 15 Bryson Echols





Free Safety 31 Jason Hall





Strong Safety 44 Dylan Haines | 26 Adrian Colbert


CB 21 Duke Thomas | 25 Antwuan Davis


Nickel 24 John Bonney | 16 Jermaine Roberts*
| 18 Kevin Vaccaro
Punter 38 Mitchell Becker |





SPECIAL TEAMS
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Punt Returns 23 Daje Johnson | 11 Jacorey Warrick


Kickoff Returns 83 Armanti Foreman AND 23 Daje Johnson


7 Marcus Johnson* AND 21 Duke Thomas*


Kickoffs 23 Nick Rose | 28 Nick Jordan
Holder 15 Trey Holtz

Snapper (PAT/FG) 45 Kyle Ashby


Snapper (Punts) 45 Kyle Ashby


* denotes a player that missed all or part of spring with an injury

-- Several players are not on the above depth chart. Senior cornerback Sheroid Evans is reportedly out for the season after suffering a non-contact knee injury early in spring practice and sophomore offensive lineman Darius James was hurt and is currently focused on resolving some academic difficulties. As a result, James may not be with the team in the fall. Also, sophomore wide receiver Roderick Bernard will likely miss all or part of the 2015 campaign after tearing his ACL late last season and sophomore safety Erik Huhn hasn't been healthy during his time at Texas, putting his future with the Horns in jeopardy. Junior defensive end Caleb Bluiett had ACL surgery in early January and may not be fully healthy when fall camp starts.

-- Based on the initial watch of the Orange-White game, junior offensive tackle Camrhon Hughes is out of the rotation, making him a potential attrition candidate. Redshirt freshman Garrett Gray also seems to have a long way to go to potentially contribute.

-- Since Texas rarely uses three linebackers and may only do so during one or two games next season, the strongside linebacker position is no longer on the depth chart since it's so difficult to project who would even play there this season. The same goes for fullback since Alex De La Torre is now working as a tight end.

-- Since the Longhorns did not kick off at all during the spring game and probably haven't even practiced with that particular unit yet, the above list is merely a best guess based on the end of last season.

-- The biggest changes on the depth chart are the emergence of junior wide receiver Jacorey Warrick, early enrollee right tackle Connor Williams, and senior Alex De La Torre earning the starting job at tight end, for now.