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2017 Kansas Football Depth Chart Preview

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Taking an educated(?) guess at what the depth chart will look like for the opener on Sept 2.

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Now that we’ve taken a look at offense, defense, and special teams, it’s time to predict a depth chart.

It should be noted that I have not been to practice. I don’t know who is running with the 1s and 2s. This is simply my best guess based on what I’ve read.

Kansas Football Projected Depth Chart

POSITION FIRST STRING SECOND STRING THIRD STRING FOURTH STRING
POSITION FIRST STRING SECOND STRING THIRD STRING FOURTH STRING
QB Peyton Bender Carter Stanley Tyriek Starks
FB Hudson Hall Quinton McQuillan
RB Khalil Herbert Taylor Martin Deron Thompson Dom Williams
WR-x Steven Sims, Jr Jeremiah Booker Kerr Johnson Takulve Williams
WR-y Daylon Charlot Chase Harrell Bobby Hartzog, Jr Evan Fairs
WR-z Ryan Schadler Quan Hampton Tyler Patrick Keaton Perry
TE Ben Johnson Moses Marshall IV Ryan Renick
RT Charles Baldwin Antione Frazier Cam Durley
RG Larry Hughes Chris Hughes Malik Clark
C Mesa Ribordy Hunter Saulsbury
LG Jayson Rhodes Jacob Bragg
LT Hakeem Adeniji Zach Hannon Clyde McCauley
POSITION FIRST STRING SECOND STRING THIRD STRING FOURTH STRING
LE Dorance Armstrong Isaiah Bean Willie McCaleb
DT Daniel Wise Isi Holani KeyShaun Simmons
DT JJ Holmes DeeIsaac Davis Jacky Dezir
RE Josh Ehambe Kellen Ash Mazin Aql
MLB Joe Dineen Keith Loneker Dru Prox
OLB Osaze Ogbebor Denzel Feaster Kyron Johnson
NB Derrick Neal Kyle Mayberry Shola Ayinde
LCB Hasan Defense Julian Chandler Antonio Cole
RCB Shakial Taylor Ian Peterson Robert Topps
FS Mike Lee Shaq Richmond Emmanuel Moore
SS Bryce Torneden Tyrone Miller
SPECIAL TEAM
K Liam Jones Gabriel Rui Cole Brungardt
P Cole Moos Kyle Thompson
KR Steven Sims, Jr Quan Hampton Ryan Schadler
PR Steven Sims, Jr Quan Hampton Daylon Charlot

Notes:

KU does have a couple of fullbacks listed on the roster, I assume for goal-line situations.

Kenyon Tabor, the big WR/TE hybrid from Derby, is not listed due to injury - and because I don’t know if he will settle in at TE or WR!

I think that we’ll see Chase Harrell over Ryan Schadler in most of the 3-WR sets, but Harrell has the body of an outside receiver, not a slot guy. It will be interesting to see what coaches do with him.

Word has it that Antione Frazier has been outperforming Charles Baldwin for the starting LT spot. Is that some #Motivation from the coaches?

The linebackers are a jumbled mess. Any two of those six guys could win the starting job at this point, although I feel like Joe Dineen is a lock.

Additionally, we don’t have a very good idea who will win the nickelback or second safety spot.

I’d really like to see some freshmen step up onto the two-deep, including RB Dom Williams and WR Quan Hampton.

Other players I’d like to see make jumps include LB Kyron Johnson and CB Kyle Mayberry.