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Projecting the 2017 Texas Longhorns depth chart

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A way-too-early look at Tom Herman’s first roster in Austin.

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With the Texas Longhorns unlikely to elect to play in a bowl game if invited, it’s worth looking ahead to what the depth chart will look like when head coach Tom Herman takes the field with his team for the first time on September 2, 2017 against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

OFFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Wide Receiver (IWR) 6 Jake Oliver | 13 Jerrod Heard
84 Davion Curtis
Wide Receiver (OWR) 8 Dorian Leonard | 1 John Burt | 4 Lil'Jordan Humphrey
Tight End (Y) 47 Andrew Beck | 88 Peyton Aucoin


Right Tackle 58 Brandon Hodges | 75 Tristan Nickelson | 78 Denzel Okafor
Right Guard 77 Patrick Vahe | 63 Alex Anderson | 73 Patrick Hudson
Center 56 Zach Shackelford | 64 Jake McMillon | 51 Terrell Cuney
Left Guard 64 Jake McMillon | 72 Elijah Rodriguez | 67 Tope Imade
Left Tackle 55 Connor Williams | 65 Jean Delance | 79 Garrett Thomas
Wide Receiver (OWR) 3 Armanti Foreman | 9 Collin Johnson | 5 Lorenzo Joe
Wide Receiver (IWR) 2 Devin Duvernay | 82 Reggie Hemphill-Mapps

Quarterback 7 Shane Buechele |
Sam Ehlinger | 19 Matthew Merrick
Tailback 25 Chris Warren III | 28 Kirk Johnson | 21 Kyle Porter
Place Kicker 38 Mitchell Becker






DEFENSE
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Fox End 44 Breckyn Hager | 32 Malcolm Roach | 40 Naashon Hughes
Tackle (Nose) 97 Chris Nelson | 92 Jordan Elliott

| 98 D'Andre Christmas
Tackle 95 Poona Ford | 94 Gerald Wilbon | 99 Chris Daniels
Strong End 48 Andrew Fitzgerald | 90 Charles Omenihu | 96 Marcel Southall
Middle LB 46 Malik Jefferson | 23 Jeffrey McCulloch | 41 Erick Fowler
Weakside LB 35 Edwin Freeman | 45 Anthony Wheeler | 23 Jeffrey McCulloch
CB 24 John Bonney | 9 Davante Davis |
Kobe Boyce
Free Safety 4 DeShon Elliott | 31 Jason Hall |
Montrell Estell
Strong Safety 19 Brandon Jones | 15 Chris Brown

CB 2 Kris Boyd | 5 Holton Hill | 26 Eric Cuffee
Nickel 11 P.J. Locke III | 24 John Bonney | 25 Antwuan Davis
Punter 13 Michael Dickson






SPECIAL TEAMS
Position No. Player | No. Player | No. Player
Punt Returns 2 Devin Duvernay | 5 Holton Hill | 3 Armanti Foreman
Kickoff Returns 2 Devin Duvernay AND 19 Brandon Jones


2 Kris Boyd AND 21 Kyle Porter


Kickoffs 38 Mitchell Becker


Holder


Deep Snapper 55 Jak Holbrook
39 Michael David Poujol

Interested in hearing y'all's thoughts.