Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder doesn’t release a depth chart at any point during spring practices, but it’s possible for media and fans to piece one together today.
The Wildcats held their annual spring game in front of nearly 15,000 fans on Saturday. The players that opened with the purple team are currently starters. The players that opened on the white team are currently backups. Some players were held out of the game due to injury, and some players helped/hurt their cause by the way they performed in a public setting, so there is still guesswork involved.
For example, Joe Hubener was the third quarterback to see action. But he opened the game with the purple team. Does that mean he was the backup behind Jesse Ertz? Or did that title belong to Alex Delton, whom opened the game on the white team? And did the way Hubener played (completing 21 of 25 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns) move him up the depth chart?
A similar question could be asked of Justin Silmon. He was the team’s best running back on Saturday, but he was also the third running back on the field.
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It’s a subjective process. And much could change between now and the season-opener, especially with new players on the way. Still, it is possible to project a reasonably accurate post-spring depth chart.
Here is what I think it looks like:
QB - Jesse Ertz, Alex Delton/Joe Hubener
RB - Charles Jones, Dalvin Warmack/Justin Silmon
WR - Byron Pringle, Corey Sutton
WR - Deante Burton, Isaiah Zuber
WR - Dominique Heath, Zach Reuter
LT - Scott Frantz, Bryce Fitzner
LG - Will Ash, Ajahne Brager
C - Dalton Risner, Reid Najvar
RG - Terrale Johnson, Tyler Mitchell
RT - Abdul Beecham, Alec Ruth
TE - Dayton Valentine, Blaise Gammon
DB - Dante Barnett, Brogan Barry
DB - Kendall Adams, Jesse Mack
CB - Duke Shelley, Ryan Mack
CB - Johnathan Durham, Tevin Geddis
LB - Elijah Lee, Justin Hughes
LB - Will Davis, Sam Sizelove
LB - Charmeachealle Moore, Cameron Morgan
DE - Jordan Willis, C.J. Reese
DE - Tanner Wood, Reggie Walker
DT - Will Geary, Craig Settles
DT - Trey Dishon, Mitch Copeland
K - Matthew McCrane
P - Nick Walsh
KR - Byron Pringle
PR - Dominique Heath
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