Arkansas State Releases Week One Depth Chart For Nebraska
The Arkansas State Red Wolves depth chart is up and it’s good. Who gets first (and second) crack at the Nebraska Cornhuskers?
You know what college football fans like? Depth charts! In the Group of Five, the first squad can match up with P5 first teams any day. It’s the second deployment that wears us out. This year, the Red Wolves are deep at many positions, which should give fans some confidence heading into the “tough-as-usual” OOC.
As expected, the offensive line is full of transfers and JUCOs, but it’s a bigger and heavier line. The wide receivers might be the deepest position on the team.A couple wide receivers not listed: former high school teammates Darveon Brown (5-11 177) and Jaylon Marshall (6-2 194). Both had a good fall camp. Expect them to see action as the year matures.
|LT||55 Jaypee Philbert (6-5 310)||73 Cameron Davis (6-4 309)|
|LG||75 Dalton Ford (6-4 304)||69 Marvis Brown (6-3 339)|
|C||64 Jacob Still (6-1 297)||68 Alex Novak (6-3 302)|
|RG||67 Troy Elliot (6-5 287)||12 Jamal Fontenot (6-4 314)|
|RT||70 Lanard Bonner (6-5 310)||72 Jacob Atnip (6-5 310)|
|QB||15 Justice Hansen (6-4 218)||12 Logan Bonner (6-1 210)|
|RB||6 Warren Wand (5-5 191)||30 Johnston White (5-11 196)|
|A-Back||14 Chris Murray (5-9 195)||13 Christian Booker (5-11 183)|
|TE||16 Blake Mack (6-6 210)||88 Jonah Hill (6-3 238)|
|WR||18 Justin McInnis (6-6 210)||7 Omar Bayless (6-3 206)|
|WR||84 Dijon Pachal (6-1 214)||5 Kendrick Edwards (6-5 216)|
Not listed on the two deep, former high school teammates and current A-State sophomore receivers Darveon Brown (5-11, 177) and Jaylon Marshall (6-4 214). Both looked good in fall, and should contribute as the season matures.
Also not featured is RB Armond Weh-Weh (6-0 214). Weh-Weh was gone for the season after sustaining and injury in Week 2 vs. Auburn last season. Rumor out of camp is that he’s still wrestling with injuries, but he’s been practicing nonetheless.
DC Joe Cauthen is excited about the newcomers to the secondary, especially with Darrean Jackson, the JUCO free safety. The defensive line is unusually deep for Arkansas State.
|DE||11 Ja’Von Rolland-Jones (6-2 241)||23 Ronheen Bingham (6-2 241)|
|NT||91 Donavan Ransom (6-1 283)||99 Tony Adams (6-0 336)|
|DT||25 Dee Liner (6-3 337)||87 Javier Carbonell (6-2 307)|
|Bandit||54 Caleb Caston (6-2 238)||50 William Bradley-King (6-4 250)|
|Will LB||26 Trent Ellis-Brewer (6-2 213)||22 Caleb Bonner (6-1 206)|
|Mike LB||15 Kyle Wilson (6-0 231)||32 Tajhea Chambers (6-2 247)|
|Nickle||10 Justin Clifton (6-0 204)||20 Larry Woodson (6-0 202)|
|CB||1 Blaise Taylor (5-9 166)||24 Jeremy Smith (5-11 175)|
|SS||3 BJ Edmonds (6-0 206)||6 Jeremie Gibson (6-4 197)|
|FS||24 Darreon Jackson (6-0 204)||4 Michael Johnson (6-1 200)|
|CB||2 Nehemia Wagner (6-0 178)||28 Brandon Byner (5-11 177)|
The defense features a freshman in the mix, Larry Woodson, who was drafted as a RB. Reviews on his work at Nickle have been very good.
Many members of the 2nd team are intriguing, including Tajhea Chambers at LB and Big Tony Adams at nose tackle. Defense tackle Dee Liner is listed at #1, but he’s still a bit of a question mark after sustaining a minor groin injury in practice.
The kicking – in particular, the punting – is vastly improved over last year’s. Blaise Taylor is the most dangerous PR in the Sun Belt.
|PK||38 Sawyer Williams||25 Blake Grupe|
|Punter||41 Cody Grace / 99 Damon Foncham|
|PR||1 Blaise Taylor||14 Chris Murray|
|KR||8 Chauncey Mason||14 Chris Murray|
Cody Grace was punting booming yard darts during the fall camp. Damon Foncham, the incumbent, has improved his game as well. And there is plenty of confidence surrounding Sawyer Williams’ ability to hit routine field goals.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post contained errors in the offensive portion of the depth chart. We’ve hurled the responsible parties into the sun so this never happens again.