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2015 DEPTH CHART ANALYSIS: Week 3

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BracketCat breaks down the depth chart by position group to see what has changed since the Texas-San Antonio game.

Your call, BOTC: Should I make this versatile beast the new starting running back next week? 'Cause it sure ain't Charles Jones...
Your call, BOTC: Should I make this versatile beast the new starting running back next week? 'Cause it sure ain't Charles Jones...
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The third official depth chart for the 2015 season was unveiled today. Have a look:

WILDCAT OFFENSE
POSITION NO. PLAYER NO. PLAYER NO. PLAYER
Wide Receiver 6 Deante Burton 12 Stanton Weber 13 Steven West
Left Tackle 55 Cody Whitehair 76 Ajahne Brager 78 Bryce Fitzner
Left Guard 77 Boston Stiverson 56 Terrale Johnson 69 Reed Bergstrom
Center 71 Dalton Risner 69 Reed Bergstrom 67 Reid Najvar
Right Guard 68 Luke Hayes 70 Will Ash 59 Jason Lierz
Right Tackle 65 Matt Kleinsorge 64 Aaron Bennett 75 A.J. Allen
Tight End 80 Cody Small OR 88 Dayton Valentine 84 Zach Heiman
Quarterback 8 Joe Hubener 5 Alex Delton 18 Zach Davidson
Fullback 48 Glenn Gronkowski OR 38 Winston Dimel 39 Austin Katsorelos
Running Back 24 Charles Jones 32 Justin Silmon OR 3 Dalvin Warmack
Wide Receiver (Slot) 19 Kody Cook 81
Kyle Klein 31 Taylor Hilgers
Wide Receiver 4 Dominique Heath 2 Andre Davis 10 Lucas Munds

WILDCAT DEFENSE
POSITION NO. PLAYER NO. PLAYER NO. PLAYER
Defensive End 75 Jordan Willis 93 Davis Clark 51 Reggie Walker
Defensive Tackle 95 Travis Britz 92 Matt Seiwert 94 C.J. Reese
Defensive Tackle 60 Will Geary 97 Demonte Hood 99 Trey Dishon
Defensive End 45 Marquel Bryant 34 Tanner Wood 90 Joshua Little
Weakside Linebacker 9 Elijah Lee 58 Trent Tanking 47 Myles Copeland
Middle Linebacker 35 Will Davis 41 Sam Sizelove 59 Jayd Kirby
Strongside Linebacker 52 Charmeachealle Moore 57 Colborn Couchman 36 Logan Thompson
Nickelback (Cat Safety) 10 Donnie Starks 24 Nate Jackson 28 Nate Guidry Jr.
Cornerback 33 Morgan Burns 13 Ryan Mack 5 Jesse Mack
Strong Safety 22 Dante Barnett 21 Kendall Adams 18 Brogan Barry
Free Safety 4 Kaleb Prewett 29 Sean Newlan 24 Nate Jackson
Cornerback 7 Danzel McDaniel 23 Cre Moore 24 Nate Jackson

WILDCAT SPECIAL TEAMS
POSITION NO. PLAYER NO. PLAYER NO. PLAYER
Place-Kicker 16 Matthew McCrane 3 Jack Cantele 40 Ian Patterson
Punter 14 Nick Walsh 9 Mitch Lochbihler 40 Ian Patterson
Punt Returner 4 Dominique Heath 12 Stanton Weber 33 Morgan Burns
Kickoff Returner 33 Morgan Burns 4 Dominique Heath 12 Stanton Weber
Kickoff Specialist 40 Ian Patterson 8 Dillon Wilson 16 Matthew McCrane
Holder 23 Collin Sexton 12 Stanton Weber 14 Nick Walsh
Long Snapper 46 Dalton Converse 43 Drew Scott 38 Dalton Harman

By way of analysis, I'll hit the high points for each major position grouping.

Offense

One of only two changes here? Replacing Zach Reuter with Lucas Munds, who played briefly against South Dakota, although I overlooked that fact last week. Ironically, Reuter blew his redshirt playing on special teams at UTSA.

The other change was flipping Brager and Fitzner, because despite what the depth chart says, Brager has played extensively and Fitzner hasn't seen the field yet. Oddly, Bennett was the only reserve lineman not to play Saturday.

Welcome back, Andre Davis! (Actually, welcome, period.) I'm assuming Mr. Davis, like Mr. McDaniel, missed the first game due to a, ahem, chronic illness, but with another performance like that, I might move him up to a starter.

Oh, and it's really hard to keep listing Jones as a starter when 1) he's not better than at least one of his backups, and 2) he hasn't actually started a game this season. Maybe I should make Dimel the starting running back...

Defense

Jackson, who is actually the backup nickelback, has started games at cornerback and strong safety, proving that he is the backup at every spot in the secondary, so I amended to reflect that. But I find the lack of faith in Adams odd.

All accounts now are that Dishon and Walker will redshirt, but I will leave them in place until any other viable options for third-string defensive linemen are presented to me in the game participation chart. Kirby finally played, though.

Special Teams

No changes this week, but the extent of injuries to McCrane and Weber could lead to some shakeups later on.

What are your thoughts on the third depth chart of the season? Let's get some discussion going in the comments!