Auburn Announces Post-Spring Depth Chart

Auburn released its post-spring football depth chart on Tuesday featuring several surprises.

Auburn, Ala.--It took some time but on Tuesday the Auburn Tigers released their post-spring depth chart and it featured several surprises among the two-deep listed heading into the summer.

The most surprising listing is for Sen'Derrick Marks. Auburn's starter last season at tackle, Marks is being moved to the strongside defensive end position heading into the fall.

Another surprise is in the secondary where returning senior starters Jonathan Wilhite and Eric Brock must fight off a pair of talented youngsters in Jerraud Powers and Zac Etheridge during two-a-days if they hope to start the season with the first team.

Etheridge had a very productive spring and finished out playing with the first unit in Auburn's final scrimmage. Powers, out of contact after having shoulder surgery, was one of Auburn's most valuable defensive backs last fall and should see significant action even if he doesn't win the starting job.

"It was a real good spring for us," Coach Tommy Tuberville says. "This was a spring where there was a lot of teaching going on. Our coaches had their hands full. We have got a lot of talent on the team, but we have a lot of young players who have a lot to learn. We needed a good spring and I thought we had one.

Sen'Derrick Marks is athletic enough to be the big defensive end the Tigers have been looking for in the last few years.

The following is the full two-deep depth chart following spring practice:

OFFENSE

Fullback
32 Carl Stewart (6-2, 224, Sr.)
31 Danny Perry (6-2, 244, Sr.)

Tailback
1 Brad Lester (5-11, 191, Jr.)
44 Ben Tate (5-11, 215, So.) --OR--
27 Mario Fannin (5-11, 214, RFr.)
9 Tristan Davis (5-10, 201, Jr.)

Quarterback
12 Brandon Cox (6-2, 209, Sr.)
16 Blake Field (6-2, 203, Jr.)

Wide Receiver
80 Rodgeriqus Smith (6-2, 184, Jr.)
82 James Swinton (6-0, 177, Jr.)
13 Tim Hawthorne (6-3, 207, RFr.)

Left Tackle
77 King Dunlap (6-9, 321, Sr.)
78 Oscar Gonzalez (6-7, 294, So.)

Left Guard
71 Tyronne Green (6-2, 307, Jr.)
57 Byron Isom (6-3, 282, RFr.)

Center
68 Jason Bosley (6-2, 280, Jr.)
66 Mike Berry (6-3, 329, RFr.)

Right Guard
72 Leon Hart (6-4, 297, Sr.)
65 Nathan Farrow (6-4, 296, Jr.)

Right Tackle
75 Andrew McCain (6-6, 300, So.)
70 Antwoin Daniels (6-6, 287, Jr.)

Tight End
87 Cole Bennett (6-5, 261, Sr.)
5 Tommy Trott (6-5, 254, So.) --OR--
83 Gabe McKenzie (6-4, 253, So.)

Wide Receiver
84 Montez Billings (6-3, 184, So.)
15 Prechae Rodriguez (6-4, 204, Sr.)

Wide Receiver
3 Robert Dunn (6-0, 177, Jr.)
81 Terrell Zachery (6-0, 197, RFr.)

Montez Billings had a solid spring and moves into the first-team spot heading into two-a-days.

DEFENSE

Defensive End
54 Quentin Groves (6-4, 254, Sr.)
52 Antonio Coleman (6-2, 250, So.)

Noseguard
97 Josh Thompson (6-0, 295, Sr.)
99 Tez Doolittle (6-3, 292, Sr.)

Defensive Tackle
95 Pat Sims (6-4, 304, Jr.)
93 Mike Blanc (6-3, 274, RFr.)

Defensive End
94 Sen'Derrick Marks (6-2, 287, So.)
49 Michael Goggans (6-3, 258, RFr.)

Linebacker
42 Patrick Trahan (6-2, 220, So.)
56 Courtney Harden (6-0, 229, Jr.)

Linebacker
55 Merrill Johnson (6-0, 213, Jr.)
59 Chris Evans (6-0, 220, Jr.)

Linebacker
26 Steve Gandy (6-2, 201, Jr.)
46 Craig Stevens (6-3, 210, RFr.)

Strong Safety
33 Eric Brock (6-1, 204, Sr.) --OR--
4 Zac Etheridge (6-0, 191, RFr.)

Free Safety
2 Aairon Savage (5-11, 191, So.)
17 Jonathan Vickers (6-2, 204, Jr.)

Left Cornerback
20 Patrick Lee (6-0, 195, Sr.)
6 Walter McFadden (6-0, 179, So.) --OR--
22 Zach Gilbert (5-10, 183, Sr.)

Right Cornerback
24 Jonathan Wilhite (5-11, 182, Sr.) --OR--
8 Jerraud Powers (5-9, 177, So.)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker
38 Ross Gornall (5-11, 191, RFr.)
18 Zach Kutch (5-9, 173, So.)
10 Tyler DiPace (6-1, 217, Sr.)

Punter
4 Ryan Shoemaker (6-0, 187, RFr.)

Deep Snapper
60 Robert Shiver (6-3, 206, Jr.)
63 Rick Cherry (6-2, 230, RFr.)

Holder
20 Matthew Motley (5-10, 167, Sr.)

Kickoff Return
9 Tristan Davis (5-10, 201, Jr.) &
27 Mario Fannin (5-11, 214, RFr.)

20 Patrick Lee (6-0, 195, Sr.) &
44 Ben Tate (5-11, 215, So.)

Punt Returner
27 Mario Fannin (5-11, 214, RFr.) --OR--
3 Robert Dunn (6-0, 177, Jr.)


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