Baylor Post Spring Depth Chart
1. Nick Florence 6-1, 205, Sr.
2. Bryce Petty 6-3, 230, So.
Analysis: This should not come as any surprise. Senior Nick Florence knows this Art Briles offense better than anyone on the football team. He has the experience and maturity to handle anything that comes his way this season. Petty is a physical specimen. He needs to gain experience and will likely get snaps in the non-conference schedule to help get him ready for league play in case he is called upon.
1. Jarred Salubi, 5-9, 21-, Sr.
2. Lache Seastrunk 5-10, 205, So.
Analysis: Salubi deserves the nod here as the starter at running back. The senior has put in his time at the position over his career, and now is seeing the fruits of his labor. Salubi will not be an every down back for this Bears team. Oregon transfer Lache Seastrunk will back up Salubi and likely brings the most dynamic play-making ability to the depth chart.
1. Glasco Martin 6-1,215, Jr.
2. B.J. Allen 5-10, 175, RdFr.
Analysis: Try not to get caught up in the semantics with the utility back. All 4 running backs for this Bears roster can do it all. However, Martin will likely be used more in short yardage situations. Martin has added good weight to his frame and is the most physical of the runners on the depth chart. Allen is a speed guy with a smaller frame. He will likely see some carries but his breakout season will likely not be this year.
Outside Wide Receivers:
1. Terrance Williams 6-3, 205, Sr. & Lanear Sampson 5-11, 200, Sr
2. Antwan Goodley 5-10, 220, So. & Jay Lee 6-3, 205, RdFr.
Analysis: The Bears have two experienced and talented starters at the outside receiver position with Williams and Sampson. Williams is a future 1st round NFL draft pick, and Sampson is about as solid and well-rounded wide receiver you will find in the Big 12 Conference. Behind them, Antwan Goodley enters his sophomore season after playing as a true freshman last season while Jay Lee will see his first collegiate action after red-shirting last season.
Inside Wide Receivers:
1. Tevin Reese 5-10, 165, Jr. & Levi Norwood 6-2, 190, So
2. Clay Fuller 6-1, 200, So. & Michael Valdez 5-10, 185, Sr.
Analysis: Tevin "Sweet Feet" Reese had an amazing season last year playing alongside Baylor record-breaking wide receiver Kendall Wright and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III. Now, Reese will be called upon to take the next step and become a leader on a squad that will be looking for playmakers. Norwood had a solid season last year getting plenty of reps both at inside receiver and punt returner. Norwood has bulked up to 190 pounds and appears to be one of the favorite targets of Baylor starting quarterback Nick Florence. With no offense to Clay Fuller or Michael Valdez, in-coming freshman Corey Coleman will likely make an immediate impact on the depth chart at inside receiver. Coleman brings a polished skill-set to the team and more speed to burn.
1. Jordan Najvar 6-6, 260, Jr Or Jerod Monk 6-5, 275, Sr.
Analysis: Both Monk and Najvar bring a big target for Baylor quarterbacks to throw to. Both are used extensively in the redzone and at times both will line up on the field at the same time. All bets seem to favor the tight ends having a greater impact in the offense with Florence at the helm.