Another week of training camp means another attempt at figuring out a depth chart for the Huskies.
As always, the usual caveats apply — this is my guesswork and NOT the official one from the school (expect one of those on Monday); I could well be, and probably am, wrong about some of this but I’m just attempting to put out there what I can; things change rapidly this time of year and what it looks like one day can be different then the next, especially on the lines where guys are used at a lot of different spots in practice; and I haven’t put every single player on here, so not mentioning someone means only I haven’t seen them among the top two or three in recent days.
WR — 2 Kasen Williams, So./27 William Chandler, Jr./11 Jamaal Jones, RFr. — INJ. — Kevin Smith, Jr.
LT — 72 Micah Hatchie, So./52 Jake Eldrenkamp, Fr./76 Dexter Charles, RFr.
LG — 64 Colin Tanigawa, So./76 Dexter Charles RFr.67 Michael Kneip, Fr./OR 62 Ross Dolbec, RFr./69 Cory Fuavai, Fr.
C — 73 Drew Schaefer, Sr./65 Siosifa Tufunga, RFr./78 Michael Criste, So.
RG — 70 James Atoe, So./60 Shane Brostek, Fr./63 Taylor Hindy, Fr. INJ. — 75 Erik Kohler, Jr.
RT — 59 Ben Riva, So./78 Michael Criste, So./62 Ross Dolbec, RFr./74 Nathan Dean, Fr.
QB — 17 Keith Price, Jr./6 Derrick Brown, RFr./OR10 Cyler Miles, Fr./Or 5 Jeff Lindquist, Fr.
RB — 24 Jesse Callier, Jr./OR25 Bishop Sankey, So./20 Erich Wilson II, Fr./26 Willis Wilson, So./34 Dezden Petty, RFr.
FB — 48 Jonathan Amosa, Sr./35 Cole Sager, Sr./34 Dezden Petty, RFr. INJ. — 43 Cooper Pelluer, Jr. (Also, Josh Perkins, RFr. will be used at an H-back spot)
SB — 4 Jaydon Mickens, Fr./7 Cody Bruns, Sr./16 Marvin Hall, Fr.
TE — 88 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, So./84 Michael Hartvigson, So./80 Evan Hudson, So./89 Alec Kimble, So.
WR — 23 Kendyl Taylor, Fr./19 DiAndre Campbell, So./4 Antavius Sims, Jr./INJ. — 3 James Johnson, Sr.
DT/E — 93 Andrew Hudson, So./55 Sione Potoae, Jr./90 Taniela Tupou, RFr./99 Josh Banks, Jr./57 Drew Schultz, So.
NT — 71 Danny Shelton, So./97 Lawrence Lagafuaina, So./OR98 Semisi Tokolahi, Sr.
DE — 11 Talia Crichton, Sr./95 Jarett Finau, RFr./OR44Pio Vatuvei, Fr./ INJ. — 52 Hau’oli Jamora, So.
RUSH — 22 Josh Shirley, So./91 Connor Cree, RFr. OR/45 Corey Waller, RFr.
SLB — 41 Travis Feeney, RFr./30 Evan Zeger, RFr./14 Taz Stevenson, Jr./ INJ. — 29 Nate Fellner, Sr.
MLB — 10 John Timu, So./50 Thomas Tutogi, Jr./36 Blake Rodgers, Fr.
WLB — 37 Princeton Fuimaono, Jr./47 Scott Lawyer, RFr./42 Cory Littleton, Fr./INJ. — 58 Jamaal Kearse, So./
SS — 1 Sean Parker, Jr./5 James Sample, RFr./34 K.C. Herren, So.
NICKELBACK — 7 Shaq Thompson, Fr.
FS — 20 Justin Glenn, Sr./13 Will Shamburger, Jr./26 Anthony Gobern, Sr.
CB — 6 Desmond Trufant, Sr./21 Marcus Peters, RFr./9 Brandon Beaver, Fr./3 Cleveland Wallace, Fr.
CB — 32 Tre Watson, Jr./18 Gregory Ducre, Jr./39 Ken Egu, So./27 Adam Long, Sr./35 Darien Washington, Fr.
PK — 46 Travis Coons, Jr./46 Korey Durkee, Fr.
P — 46 Korey Durkee, Fr./46 Travis Coons., Jr.
LS — 51 David Butler, Jr.
Holder — 7 Cody Bruns, Sr.
KOR — 24 Jesse Callier, Jr./4 Jaydon Mickens, Fr.
PR — 2 Kasen Williams, So./4 Jaydon Mickens, Fr.
A couple of comments:
— I have indeed created a new spot for Shaq Thompson. Not sure how UW will list him, but Thompson is usually out there in three-safety sets alongside the other starting safeties. As such, he displaces a linebacker and he could in some ways be considered another LB. But he practices with the safeties and remains listed as a safety by the school.
— The backup OL spots should be considered as really tentative. What UW will do is develop a seven, eight- or nine-man man rotation, with some guys able to back up multiple spots. From here, that would appear to consist of the five guys listed as starters, Kohler once he returns (he was back on Monday but did not do team stuff — I assume he will go right back at right guard but we’ll see), and then probably Charles and Tufunga and/or maybe Brostek, if they decide to play him. So while yesterday we saw Eldrenkamp run as the backup LT when the No. 2 offense took the field, I don’t think he’s be the LT if Hatchie were to get hurt — they’d reconfigure things in some manner to get what they would then think would be their best OL on the field.
— I took a real guess there at the returners and those could change by the time the season starts. But the players I listed are definitely in the mix.