The season opener is around the corner for the Ole Miss Rebels. The team has released an updated depth chart prior to the September 5th game against the Florida State Seminoles.
Many fans are anticipating Monday’s football game against Florida State. However, there is always as much anticipation for the depth chart leading into the first game of the season. Here is a look at that depth chart. Starters are in bold.
QB: Chad Kelly Shea Patterson/Jason Pellerin
RB: Akeem Judd Eric Swinney
WR: Damore’ea Stringfellow D.K. Metcalf
WR: Quincy Adeboyejo DeMarkus Lodge A.J. Brown
Slot: Van Jefferson Markell Pack
TE: Evan Engram Taz Zettergren
LT: Rod Taylor Greg Little
LG: Javon Patterson Tyler Putman
C: Robert Conyers Jacob Feeley
RG: Jordan Sims Daronte Bouldin
RT: Sean Rawlings Alex Givens
DE: Marquis Haynes Victor Evans
DE: John Youngblood Fadol Brown
DT: Breeland Speaks Benito Jones
NT: D.J.Jones Issac Gross
Stinger: Terry Caldwell Tayler Polk Ray Ray Smith
MLB: DeMarquis Gates Rommel Mageo Detric Bing-Dukes
Huskie: Tony Conner A.J. Moore Montrell Custis
CB: Ken Webster Carlos Davis
CB: Tony Bridges Jalen Julius
Rover: Myles Hartsfield Deontay Anderson
FS: Zedrick Woods C.J. Hampton
PK: Gary Wunderlick
P: Will Gleeson
LS: Will Few
PR: Carlos Davis Van Jefferson
KR: Carlos Davis Kailo Moore
Here are just a few observations.
It appears that Rod Taylor has indeed won the left tackle spot for now. This will allow Greg Little some time to get acclimated to the college game speed. Also, Shea Patterson and Jason Pellerin are still neck and neck when it comes to securing up the number two spot at quarterback behind Chad Kelly. We will probably get to see both of them against Wofford in week two.
On defense, John Youngblood has the starting position over Fadol Brown at one of the defensive end positions. This has less to do with talent and more to do with the nagging foot injury Brown has been having to deal with. However, the minute Brown is deemed healthy enough to start he will be the starter. Sophomore Zedrick Woods has reportedly had good Spring and Fall practices. He has parlayed that into an opportunity to be the starter at free safety over junior C.J. Hampton.
Lastly, there is a huge presence of freshmen in the two deep depth chart. There are nine on offense and five on defense. That’s a good indication that the team is continuing to go forward and will have a chance to stay relevant. Let’s hope everyone stays healthy this week and let’s go get that win.