Kansas Football Vs. South Dakota State: Jayhawk Depth Chart Released

Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; A general view of Memorial Stadium before the Kansas Jayhawks Spring Game. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Charlie Weis released the depth chart for the Jayhawks season opener against South Dakota State just prior to his press conference this week and the Jayhawks will have several new starters heading into the season.

The offense will be led by senior transfer Dayne Crist at quarterback and Ben Heeney will man the middle on the defensive side of the ball. Mike Ragone, Jordan Tavai and Josh Williams will all start their first games after transferring to Kansas as well.

Gavin Howard won out at right tackle in probably the most watched positional battle this fall with Aslam Sterling starting at right guard.

Plenty to talk about, the season is just around the corner. On paper this group feels like it has potential with the starting group. Depth is probably the biggest concern and the quality of that depth as the season unfolds will be key in any improvement this season.

Offense

X - Kale Pick, Chris Omigie

LT - Tanner Hawkinson, Pat Lewandowski

LG - Duane Zlatnik, Damon Martin

C - Trevor Marrongelli, Dylan Admire

RG - Aslam Sterling, Randall Dent

RT - Gavin Howard, Riley Spencer

TE - Mike Ragone, Jimmay Mundine

Slot - Daymond Patterson, Tre' Parmalee

Z - D.J. Beshears, Andrew Turzilli

F - Trent Smiley, Brandon Bourbon

HB - Tony Pierson, Taylor Cox

QB - Dayne Crist, Michael Cummings

Defense

End - Josh Williams, Ben Goodman(Jordan Tavai)

N - Jordan Tavai, John Williams OR Kevin Young

T - Keba Agostinho, Keon Stowers

RE/SLB - Toben Opurum, Michael Reynolds(Jordan Tavai)

SLB/NB - Tunde Bakare, Corrigan Powell

MLB - Ben Heeney, Schyler Miles OR Jake Love

WLB - Huldon Tharp, Prinz Kande

FC - Greg Brown, Tyree Williams

BC - Tyler Patmon, Greg Allen

SS - Lubbock Smith, Ray Mitchell OR Tevin Shaw

FS - Bradley McDougald, Dexter Linton

Specialist

K - Ron Doherty, Austin Barone

P - Ron Doherty, Sean Huddleston

SSN - Trevor Marrongelli, Reilly Jeffers

LSN - Reilly Jeffers, Trevor Marrongelli

Hold - Blake Jablonski, Tre' Parmalee

KOR - D.J. BEshears, Taylor Cox

PR - Daymond Patterson, Bradley McDougald, Tre' Parmalee

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