What We Saw: Ball State is limited right now when it comes to the secondary. There were only 4 players listed at Safety and 6 at Corner during spring ball, so there is a major need for depth right away. As far as the players were able to see, we were certainly impressed with S Romero Wade who had a solid camp and should start along with Armani McNulty who has more experience in the secondary. Aside from those two, the Cardinals only other regular, scholarship S is Mitch Larsen, who is a solid 5-11 195 and played well. At corner, the Cardinals return a bit of experience and 4 players that will all see the field. Starters will likely be Jr. Marc Walton, who had a great camp and R-Jr Josh Miller, who is a big and solid cover man. Also vying for playing time are 5th year senior David Moore, who will see a lot of time the nickel, where he showed great skill in camp, and Lamar Anderson, who is capable of playing any spot in the secondary and will see time.
Projected Depth Chart: As it stands right now, and a lot will probably change in the fall, but the projected starters will be Wade and McNulty at Safety and Walton and Miller at corner with Moore at Nickel, which the Cardinals use a lot. Depth, of course is an issue.
What Happens When The New Class Arrives: In all probability, a ton. Defensive Backs Coach Chevis Jackson worked hard recruiting a solid, and large, group of athletes in the secondary and many are poised to see the field early as they certainly have the talent and physical tools. Chief among those are are FS Demetrius Murray and DB Verenzo Holmes, who we both will push strongly for playing time and may end up starting before the end of the season. Corners Bryce Cosby and Antonio Phillips are also both very capable of seeing the field early as well. Brett Anderson will also factor in to a thin Safety group.