Which players are in position to get first-team reps when preseason camp begins? Following Saturday’s Orange-White game, most of the prospective starting lineup for the season opener is now set for the Texas Longhorns.
Here’s a look at where the scholarship players stand entering the summer.
Post-spring depth chart
|QB||Sam Ehlinger||11||Casey Thompson||8||Roschon Johnson||2|
|RB||Keaontay Ingram||26||Jordan Whittington||21||Daniel Young||32||Kirk Johnson||28|
|XWR||Collin Johnson||9||Malcolm Epps||85||Brennan Eagles||82|
|HWR||Joshua Moore||14||Jordan Pouncey||86|
|ZWR||Devin Duvernay||6||Bru McCoy||5||Al'vonte Woodard||83|
|YTE||Cade Brewer||80||Reese Leitao||81||Jared Wiley||18|
|LT||Sam Cosmi||52||Reese Moore||76||Tyler Johnson||72|
|LG||Junior Angilau||75||Tope Imade||67|
|C||Zach Shackelford||56||Rafiti Ghirmai||74|
|RG||Derek Kerstetter||68||JP Urquidez||71|
|RT||Denzel Okafor||78||Christian Jones||70|
|DE||Malcolm Roach||32||Moro Ojomo||98||Jacoby Jones||36||Peter Mgapi||45|
|NT||Keondre Coburn||99||Gerald Wilbon||94||D'Andre Christmas-Giles||55|
|DE||Ta'Quon Graham||49||Marqez Bimage||42||Jamari Chisholm||91||Daniel Carson||88|
|BLB||Joseph Ossai||46||Byron Vaughns||50|
|MLB||Ayodele Adeoye||40||Caleb Johnson||30|
|ROV||Jeffrey McCulloch||23||Marcus Tillman Jr.||13|
|CB||Anthony Cook||4||Kobe Boyce||38||Donovan Duvernay||27|
|S||Caden Sterns||7||Chris Brown||15|
|S||Brandon Jones||19||Montrell Estell||39|
|CB||Jalen Green||3||D'Shawn Jamison||17|
|NB||BJ Foster||25||Josh Thompson||29|
|JB||BJ Foster||25||DeMarvion Overshown||31|
|PK||Cameron Dicker||17||Chris Naggar||45|
|P||Ryan Bujcevski||8||Cameron Dicker||17|
|KR||Joshau Moore||14||Keaontay Ingram||26||Kirk Johnson||28|
|PR||D'Shawn Jamison||17||Jordan Whittington||21|
|Demarco Boyd (indefinite suspension)|
|De'Gabriel Floyd (stenosis)|
— This depth chart does not include players who will arrive this summer, notably Georgia Tech graduate transfer Parker Braun, who will immediately become the favorite to start at left guard. That’s the position with the most significant remaining competition.
— Senior wide receiver John Burt is not listed after running track this spring, but he’s expected back, it’s just hard to say where he’ll slot immediately with the flanker position so crowded.
— At wide receiver, there’s a lot of fluidity at the two outside positions. Redshirt freshman Malcolm Epps received most of the first-team reps at X, but sophomore Brennan Eagles and freshman Bru McCoy can also play the position. McCoy can play Y and H, too, with Eagles capable of playing both outside positions. Compared to the slot, those outside positions feature a lot of competition.
— The backups at the defensive end positions are pretty interchangeable, with junior Marqez Bimage, redshirt freshman Moro Ojomo, and senior Jamari Chisholm in the top group. Junior college transfer Jacoby Jones probably isn’t too far behind after flashing in the Orange-White game. Ojomo and Chisholm also received repetitions at nose tackle.
— Sophomore linebacker Caleb Johnson could challenge redshirt freshman Ayodele Adeoye in the middle, but right after missing much of the spring, Johnson appears significantly behind Adeoye.
— Sophomores Jalen Green, Anthony Cook, and D’Shawn Jamison have seemingly created some separation from sophomore Kobe Boyce at cornerback. Cook dealt with a hamstring injury and missed the Orange-White game, but he’s almost certainly a starter at one of the open cornerback positions.
— The kickoff returners are the most speculative position because Texas didn’t kick the ball off during the Orange-White game. Jamison and freshman Jordan Whittington may be in the mix there, too, in addition to punt return.