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Baylor Bears 2016-17 Football Scholarship Chart

After the weekend commitments of Tyrae Simmons and Thomas Cletcher, here is an updated look at the Baylor Bears football scholarship chart for 2016-17.

With Spring all wrapped up, it is time to look at the scholarship chart for next year.  The Bears are welcoming a group of 19 true freshmen to campus later this summer, with a few already on the roster and depth chart. Baylor will have 19 true freshmen, 14 redshirt freshmen, 17 sophomores, 23 juniors and 13 seniors on the roster right now. 

According to my notes, there are 86 scholarship players after the commitments of juco transfers Thomas Celtcher and Tyrae Simmons. The NACA maximum is 85, so that is something to keep an eye on. 

2016-2017 Baylor Football Scholarship Chart - Offense








QB 3 Zach Smith Jarrett Stidham Seth Russell
RB 6 Kam Martin JaMycal Hasty Terence Williams Jonny Jefferson

Shock Linwood

Devin Chafin

WR 8

Tren Dickson

Jared Atkinson

Denzel Mims

Pooh Stricklin

Blake Lynch

Ishmael Zamora

Quan Jones

KD Cannon

IR 4

Devin Duvernay

Donovan Duvernay

Chris Platt Lynx Hawthorne
TE 3 Sam Tecklenburg

Chris Johnson

Jordan Feuebacher

OT 7 JP Urquidez Riley Daniel Patrick Lawrence

Dom Desouza

Mo Porter

Ishmael Wilson

Tyrae Simmons

OG 6 Patrick Hudson

Blake Blackmar

Josh Pelzel

BJ Autry

Rami Hammad

Tanner Thrift

C 2 Sean Muir Kyle Fuller
Kicker 1 Chris Callahan
  • Baylor only has 1 senior scholarship lineman on the roster, Kyle Fuller.  This will be a rebuilding line this year, but 2017 will be loaded with 8 seniors.  I expect Tyrae Simmons to redshirt to push that number down to 7 though.  
  • Lynx Hawthorne is the lone senior receiver on scholarship, as Kaleb Moore has switched to safety.  
  • Running back will be hit hard with Shock Linwood and Devin Chafin both graduating, so the Bears will take at least 1-2 2017 recruits here. 

2016-2017 Baylor Football Scholarship Chart - Defense








DT 7 Bravvion Roy

Josh Malin

Ira Lewis

Andrew Morris

Jeremy Faulk

Dequinton Osborne

Byron Bonds
DE 8

Brandon Bowen

Michael Johnson

Tyrone Hunt

Jamie Jacobs

Greg Roberts

Xavier Jones

KJ Smith

Brian Nance

OLB 5 Deonte Williams

Lenoy Jones Jr.

Clay Johnston

Jordan Williams

Taylor Young
ILB 3 Thomas Cletcher

Raaquan Davis

Aiavion Edwards
NB 3 Eric Ogor Travon Blanchard Patrick Levels
CB 11

Parrish Cobb

Rajah Precadio

Raleigh Texada

Grayland Arnold

Henry Black

Tony Nicholson

Jordan Tolbert

Jameson Houston

Verkedric Vaughns

Ryan Reid

Tion Wright

S 8

Chris Miller

Kenan Ivy

Jourdan Blake

Chance Waz

Davion Hall

Orion Stewart

Taion Sells

Kaleb Moore

Punter 1 Drew Galitz
  • Easy to see why the Bears are loading up at the safety position in 2016 and 2017.  Three spots to fill there.  
  • Baylor has 8 freshmen (true or redshirt) corners on the roster.  That is a TON.  There will be some that move to safety, but also probably attrition here.  Something to watch in the coming seasons. 
  • With defensive tackle realy thin in the freshman class (just true freshman Bravyion Roy), the Bears will need a big class in 2017 and possibly 2018.  Of course, the 3-man front option takes that need down a bit. 
  • The addition of another linebacker spot to fill does add need there as well however, and the Bears will lose 1 linebacker going into next year, as well as a backup NB.  Expect a big focus at the middle linebacker spot in this class. 

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