2008 Auburn Post-Spring Depth Chart

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn released its post-spring depth chart with several starting positions still up for grabs as the Tigers head into the summer.

Perhaps the most intriguing of the battles is at the quarterback position where Kodi Burns and Chris Todd came out of the spring as co-number ones. Chris Evans and Merrill Johnson are also co-starters at weakside linebacker while Aairon Savage and Walter McFadden are also neck and neck.

Among the players who were inactive by the end of spring due to injuries are Tim Hawthorne, Mario Fannin, Chaz Ramsey, Antonio Coleman, Raven Gray, Jake Ricks, Darrell Roseman and Bo Harris.

The most glaring move up the depth chart came at the 'X' receiver position where James Swinton came out of the spring with a number one spot. Rod Smith moved to the number one spot at the 'Z,' the other outside position.

Due to different roles by offensive skill players at several positions, four receiver positions, one tight end and one running back position are listed below.

OFFENSE

Running back
1 Brad Lester (5-11, 198, Sr.)
44 Ben Tate (5-11, 215, Jr.)
9 Tristan Davis (5-10, 217, Sr.)

Quarterback
18 Kodi Burns (6-1, 205, So.) --OR--
12 Chris Todd (6-4, 212, Jr.)
19 Neil Caudle (6-3, 200, So.)
15 DeRon Furr (6-3, 218, Fr.)

Wide receiver
16 James Swinton (6-0, 178, Sr.)
23 Chris Slaughter (6-3, 179, So.) --OR--
21 Charles Olatunji (6-2, 197, Sr.)

Wide receiver
13 Tim Hawthorne (6-3, 209, RFr.)
27 Mario Fannin (5-11, 217, So.)

Left tackle
73 Lee Ziemba (6-8, 288, So.)
79 Jared Cooper (6-4, 297, RFr.)
75 Andrew McCain (6-6, 300, Jr.)

Left guard
71 Tyronne Green (6-2, 307, Sr.)
58 Kyle Coulahan (6-4, 309, RFr.)

Center
68 Jason Bosley (6-4, 281, Sr.)
50 Ryan Pugh (6-4, 284, So.)
66 Mike Berry (6-3, 313, So.)

Right guard
57 Byron Isom (6-3, 291, So.)
53 Bart Eddins (6-4, 292, So.)
76 Chaz Ramsey (6-4, 290, So.)

Right tackle
50 Ryan Pugh (6-4, 284, So.)
66 Mike Berry (6-3, 313, So.)

Tight end
5 Tommy Trott (6-5, 251, Jr.)
83 Gabe McKenzie (6-4, 253, Jr.)
35 Brent Slusher (6-3, 231, So.)

Wide receiver
3 Robert Dunn (6-0, 178, Sr.)
14 Terrell Zachery (6-1, 208, So.)

Wide receiver
80 Rodgeriqus Smith (6-0, 196, Sr.)
84 Montez Billings (6-2, 188, Jr.)
81 Quindarius Carr (6-1, 175, RFr.)

DEFENSE

Defenside end
52 Antonio Coleman (6-2, 250, Jr.)
45 Antoine Carter (6-4, 253, So.)

Defensive tackle
91 Jake Ricks (6-4, 302, Jr.)
98 Zach Clayton (6-3, 286, So.)
65 Luke Farmer (5-11, 239, RFr.)

Defensive tackle
94 Sen'Derrick Marks (6-1, 288, Jr.)
93 Mike Blanc (6-4, 287, So.)
41 Darrell Roseman (6-4, 270, So.)

Defensive end
49 Michael Goggans (6-3, 254, So.)
90 A.J. Greene (6-5, 269, RFr.)
42 Raven Gray (6-5, 253, Jr.)

Linebacker
46 Craig Stevens (6-2, 218, So.)
56 Courtney Harden (6-0, 237, Sr.)
40 Bo Harris (6-2, 244, So.)

Linebacker
10 Tray Blackmon (6-0, 220, Jr.)
17 Josh Bynes (6-2, 234, So.)
31 Adam Herring (6-1, 224, RFr.)

Linebacker
59 Chris Evans (6-0, 221, Sr.) --OR--
55 Merrill Johnson (6-0, 204, Sr.)
56 Courtney Harden (6-0, 237, Sr.)

Strong safety
4 Zac Etheridge (5-11, 206, So.)
11 Mike Slade (6-2, 189, RFr.)

Free safety
26 Mike McNeil (6-2, 201, So.)
17 Jonathan Vickers (6-2, 216, Sr.)

Left cornerback
8 Jerraud Powers (5-9, 188, Jr.)
25 Ryan Williams (5-11, 204, So.)

Right cornerback
2 Aairon Savage (5-11, 190, Jr.) --OR--
6 Walter McFadden (6-0, 180, Jr.)

SPECIAL TEAMS

Place kicker
18 Wes Byrum (6-1, 220, So.)
37 Morgan Hull (6-2, 187, So.)

Punter
21 Ryan Shoemaker (6-0, 192, So.)
7 Clinton Durst (6-2, 184, RFr.)
23 Patrick Tatum (6-2, 213, So.)

Deep snapper
60 Robert Shiver (6-3, 220, Sr.)
61 Josh Harris (6-1, 222, RFr.)
63 Rick Cherry (6-2, 233, So.)

Holder
82 Clayton Crofoot (6-3, 175, Jr.)
86 John Cubelic (6-0, 201, So.)

Punt returner
3 Robert Dunn (6-0, 178, Sr.)
23 Chris Slaughter (6-3, 179, So.)

Kickoff returner
9 Tristan Davis (5-10, 217, Sr.) --AND--
1 Brad Lester (5-11, 198, Sr.)

6 Walter McFadden (6-0, 180, Jr.) --AND--
16 James Swinton (6-0, 178, Sr.) --OR--
44 Ben Tate (5-11, 215, Jr.)


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