Depth Chart Notes: Week 1

Reviewing the depth chart for this week's game against NC Central

OFFENSE
Left Tackle

?73 - Takoby Cofield (6-4, 305, R-Jr.)
?66 - Carson Ginn (6-6, 300, R-So.)?

?Left Guard
?74 - David Harding (6-4, 285, R-Sr.)
?67 - Lucas Patrick (6-4, 310, R-So.)?

?Center
?62 - Matt Skura (6-4, 290, R-So.)
?70 - John Coleman (6-4, 290, R-Sr.) ?

?Right Guard
?77 - Laken Tomlinson (6-3, 320, R-Jr.)
?65 - Cody Robinson (6-4, 300, R-So.)

Right Tackle
?72 - Perry Simmons (6-5, 300, R-Jr.)
?75 - Sam Marshall (6-7, 285, R-So.)?

?Tight End
?89 - Braxton Deaver (6-5, 240, R-Jr.)
80 - David Reeves (6-5, 250, R-So.) OR
97 - Nick Sink (6-5, 285, R-Jr.)?

?Quarterback
?8 - Anthony Boone (6-0, 230, R-Jr.)
?18- Brandon Connette (6-2, 225, R-Jr.)

?Runningback
?23 - Juwan Thompson (5-11, 225, Sr.) OR
?25 - Jela Duncan (5-10, 210, So.) 9 - Josh Snead (5-9, 190, R-Jr.) OR
28 - Shaquille Powell (5-10, 205, So.)?

?Wide Receiver
?87 - Max McCaffrey (6-2, 190, So.) OR
?5 - Brandon Braxton (6-1, 210, Sr.)
4 - Johnell Barnes (6-0, 175, Fr.)?

?Wide Receiver
?3 - Jamison Crowder (5-9, 175, Jr.)
?83 - Anthony Nash (6-5, 200, R-Fr.) OR
81 - Jack Wise (6-4, 195, Jr.)?

?Wide Receiver
?17 - Issac Blakeney (6-6, 235, R-Jr.)
?10 - Ryan Smith (5-7, 165, Fr.)?

DEFENSE
Defensive End

?92 - Justin Foxx (6-3, 255, R-Sr.)
42 - Dezmond Johnson (6-4, 260, R-Jr.)
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?Nose Guard
?91 - Jamal Bruce (6-1, 285, R-Jr.)
?98 - Carlos Wray (6-2, 290, So.)?

?Defensive Tackle
?82 - Sydney Sarmiento (6-4, 300, R-Sr.)
93 - A.J. Wolf (6-4, 270, R-Fr.)?

?Defensive End
?84 - Kenny Anunike (6-5, 260, R-Sr.)
?34 - Jonathan Woodruff (6-3, 220, Jr.)?

?Will Linebacker
?54 - C.J. France (6-0, 230, R-Jr.)
47 - David Helton (6-4, 230, Jr.) OR
?56 - Kyler Brown (6-4, 230, R-So.)

?Mike Linebacker
?59 - Kelby Brown (6-2, 230, R-Jr.)
48 - Deion Williams (6-0, 230, R-So.) ?

?Cornerback
?6 - Ross Cockrell (6-0, 180, R-Sr.)
?31 - Breon Borders (6-0, 175, Fr.) OR
14 - Bryon Fields (5-11, 185, Fr.)?

?Cornerback
?24 - Garrett Patterson (6-1, 190, R-Sr.)
?27 - DeVon Edwards (5-9, 185, R-Fr.) OR
14 - Bryon Fields (5-11, 185, Fr.) ?

?Safety (B)
40 - Dwayne Norman (6-1, 195, So.)
?33 - Deondre Singleton (5-11, 175, Fr.) OR
39 - Jacques Bristow (6-4, 205, Sr.)?

?Safety (S)
?16 - Jeremy Cash (6-2, 210, R-So.)
32 - Chris Holmes (6-2, 200, Fr.) OR
36 - Christian Conway (5-10, 210, So.)?

?Safety ®
?26 - Corbin McCarthy (5-10, 200, R-Fr.)
?21 - Anthony Young-Wiseman (6-0, 220, R-Sr)?

SPECIAL TEAMS
Place-kicker/Kickoff

?35 - Ross Martin (5-9, 185, So.)?

?Punter
?41 - Will Monday (6-4, 210, R-Fr.)?

?Long Snapper
?57 - Thomas Hennessy (6-3, 230, R-Fr.)
?39 - Jacques Bristow (6-4, 205, Sr.)?

?Kickoff Return
?25 - Jela Duncan (5-10, 210, So.)
28 - Shaquille Powell (5-10, 205, So.)
23 - Juwan Thompson (5-11, 225, Sr.)
?4 - Johnell Barnes (6-0, 175, Fr.)

?Punt Return
3 - Jameson Crowder (5-9, 175, Jr.)
?87 - Max McCaffrey (6-2, 190, So.) ?


NOTES

1. The incoming freshman class (true and redshirts) is well represented. Three players on offense appear, with another six appearing on the defensive side of the ball. Freshman Johnell Barnes appears as both a third option WR and a second option kick returner. Meanwhile, the late addition to the recruiting class, freshman WR Ryan Smith, appears as Issac Blakeney's primary backup, which will represent a big change in approach from the 6'6 junior to the 5'7 freshman.

2. Heading into the preseason the conventional wisdom was that Evrett Edwards would be the freshman CB who found his way onto the Week 1 2-Deep. Instead, it's classmate Breon Borders who gets the nod, though he'll be backing up all-conference CB Ross Cockrell. Opposite Cockrell will be his classmate, Garrett Patterson as the starter, with second year player DeVon Edwards as the top reserve.

3. The Blue Devils will welcome back Kelby Brown as a starter after the fourth year junior missed all of 2012 with a knee injury.

4. At safety, Duke will have a pair of players who seemed destined to play elsewhere in college. Chris Holmes (a former NC State commit) as the primary backup to Ohio State transfer Jeremy Cash.

5. On Tuesday, Coach Cutcliffe talked about the changes in the Duke football program in terms of personnel, saying "We certainly fit the look. We have a little more size and strength and speed. Think about how many snaps Perry Simmons and Dave Harding, Laken Tomlinson and Tacoby Cofield have played."

It's a fair point, and the Duke offensive line is big and experienced. The average starting lineman goes 6'4 and 300 pounds. One of the primary backups, however is a bit unexpected as converted defensive tackle Sam Marshall has jumped to second team's right tackle in just over a week.


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