Pat Kinnison

OSU Cowboys Football: Post-Spring Depth Chart

What's the Oklahoma State Cowboys depth chart look like after spring practice?

Based on our observations, the way the squad was split for the spring game, and factoring missing players that were injured for part of (or all of) spring football, here is our guess at what the current Oklahoma State Cowboys football depth chart would look like if the team played a game right now. This does not factor in any freshmen, newcomers, or recently announced and to-be-announced transfers. This takes in only the players that participated or were injured through spring football. ESPN released one and we wanted to get our say (we think is better) out there.

Offense

Quarterback

2 Mason Rudolph, 6-5, 235, Jr., Rock Hill (Northwestern), S.C. - Unquestioned and better than ever.

14 Taylor Cornelius, 6-6, 220, RS-So., Bushland, Texas - Is the best bet behind Rudolph and improved each day in the spring.

9 John Kolar, 6-4, 200, RD-Fr., Norman (North), Okla. - Excellent run threat but needs more time in the throwing game.

Running Back

32 Chris Carson, 6-1, 215, Sr., Lilburn (Parkview), Ga./Butler Co. C.C., Kan. - Improved and a tick faster this spring.

20 Jeff Carr, 5-7, 180, So., Temple, Texas or 23 Rennie Childs, 5-10, 208, Sr., Houston (Cypress Ridge), Texas - Pretty close between these two.

Wide Receiver

28 James Washington, 6-0, 205, Jr., Stamford, Texas - Play maker deluxe.

81 Jhajuan Seales, 6-0, 205, RS-Sr., Port Arthur (Memorial), Texas - Pushing for time as he had a great spring.

Inside Receiver

1 Jalen McCleskey, 5-10, 170, So., Covington (St. Paul's), La. - He is improving by leaps and bounds.

17 Austin Hays, 6-2, 195, RS-Sr., San Antonio (Reagan), Texas - Injured the second half of spring.

Wide Receiver

3 Marcell Ateman, 6-4, 215, Sr., Wylie (East), Texas - He is the best he has ever been.

15 Chris Lacy, 6-3, 205, RS-So., Desoto, Texas - Had some really good days this spring.

Cowboy Backs

47 Blake Jarwin, 6-5, 248, RS-Sr., Tuttle, Okla. - May be the best overall athlete on the team.

86 Zac Veatch, 6-3, 265, RS-Sr., Broken Arrow, Okla. - Appears to be having the most fun he has ever had.

85 Jordan Frazier, 6-4, 265, RS-So., Springfield (Lighthouse Christian), Mo. - He improved over the spring.

Right Tackle

60 Zach Crabtree, 6-7, 310, RS-Jr., Mansfield, Texas - He is one of the leaders on the team.

78 Matthew Mucha, 6-5, 300, RS-So., Seabrook (Clear Lake), Texas - He's put on weight.

Right Guard

64 Jesse Robinson, 6-5, 315, RS-Jr., Bedford (L.D. Bell), Texas - He needs to continue to improve.

66 Lemaefe Galea'i, 6-4, 325, RS-So., Euless (Trinity), Texas - He trimmed down some during the spring time to compete for a starting job.

Center

71 Brad Lundblade, 6-3, 300, Jr., Argyle (Liberty Christian), Texas - Improved but needs to be able to secure the middle against Big 12 nose tackles.

72 Johnny Wilson, 6-3, 305, RS-Fr., Midland (Midland Christian), Texas - Trying to push former HS rival for the job.

Left Guard

74 Michael Wilson, 6-6, 305, RS-Sr., Aledo, Texas - Solid at the position and the one player you hear could be shifted within the first group.

54 Larry Williams, 6-4, 318, RS-Jr., Wilmington (Laney), N.C./East Carolina/Hutchinson C.C., Kan. - Pushing hard to get into the first group OL.

Left Tackle

73 Victor Salako, 6-6, 335, RS-Sr., Huntsville (Grissom), Ala./UAB - Salako was improved in the spring.

75 Marcus Keyes, 6-3, 300, RS-Fr., Port Allen, La. - He is coming along very fast and should be considered best young OL on the team.

Defense

Defensive End

93 Jarrell Owens, 6-3, 270, RS-So., Palestine, Texas - Very strong and starting to know the position much better.

99 Trey Carter, 6-3, 280, RS-So., Dallas (Pinkston), Texas - The light may have flickered really strong in the spring game.

Defensive Tackle

96 Vincent Taylor, 6-3, 310, RS-Jr., San Antonio (Madison), Texas - He is one of the best defensive players on the team and a real strong leader.

95 Vili Leveni, 6-4, 290, RS-Jr., Hurst (L.D. Bell), Texas - Leveni is healthy again and that will make the defensive line much better. He was held out during the spring.

Nose Tackle

90 Motekiai Maile, 6-3, 315, Sr., Euless (Trinity), Texas/Pittsburgh, Calf./Tyler J.C., Texas - Maile is getting better and had a good time with forcing turnovers in the spring.

79 Darrion Daniels, 6-3, 305, So., Dallas (Bishop Dunne), Texas - Played well as a true freshman and improving.

Defensive End 

94 Jordan Brailford, 6-3, 245, RS-So., Tulsa (Booker T. Washington), Okla. - He is a play maker with excellent speed on the defensive line.

82 Cole Walterscheid, 6-5, 254, RS-So., Muenster, Texas - He can block out the sun on pass rush.

Star Linebacker

20 Jordan Burton, 6-2, 215, RS-Sr., Longview, Texas/Stephen F. Austin/Kilgore C.C., Texas - He sat out all of spring after surgery.

26 Kevin Henry, 6-0, 225, RS-Fr., Baton Rouge (Central), La. or 23 Kenneth Edison-McGruder, 6-0, 215, So., Alief (Taylor), Texas - Two players in the same class that both improved a lot in the spring.

Middle Linebacker

45 Chad Whitener, 6-0, 248, RS-Jr., Mansfield, Texas/California - Missed most of spring with an injury but will be fine for the season.

19 Justin Phillips, 6-0, 235, RS-So., Pearland, Texas - Thrown in at MLB and caught on and looked good in the spring game.

Weak Side Linebacker

40 Devante Averette, 5-11, 230, RS-Sr., Detroit (Melvindale), Mich./Ellsworth C.C., Iowa or 9 Gyasi Akem, 6-2, 230, Jr., Broken Arrow, Okla. - This position could very well go to the player with the most understanding of the position and the defense.

Cornerback

6 Ashton Lampkin, 6-0, 190, RS-Sr., Fort Worth Dunbar), Texas - Missed all of the spring after the first scrimmage but he is a veteran.

2 Darius Curry, 6-1, 205, RS-Jr., Flowery Branch, Ga. - He performed well and I love his size at the corner matching up with bigger receivers.

Strong Safety

31 Tre Flowers, 6-3, 198, RS-Jr., Converse (Judson), Texas - Flowers missed some of the spring.

5 Jerel Morrow, 5-10, 200, RS-Jr., Emporia, Kan. - His coach, Dan Hammerschmidt, said he had a strong spring.

Free Safety

13 Jordan Sterns, 6-0, 200, Sr., Cibolo (Steele), Texas - He is one of the best players and best leaders on the team.

25 Derrick Moncrief, 6-2, 220, RS-Sr., Prattville, Ala./Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C., Miss./Auburn - Transfer that will get to play a lot.

Cornerback

7 Ramon Richards, 5-11, 185, Jr., San Antonio (Brackenridge), Texas - Has improved a ton and is ready for a big season.

14 Bryce Balous, 5-11, 190, RS-Fr., McKinney (North), Texas - Moved from safety to corner and it worked great as he is fastest player on the team.

Specialists

Kicker

19 Ben Grogan, 6-1, 190, Sr., Arlington (Martin), Texas - Missed all of spring after hip surgery.

45 Matt Ammendola, 5-9, 195, RS-Fr., Lansdale (North Penn), Pa. - He hit from 50-, 40-, and 32--yard field goals in the spring game and all right down the middle.

Punter

29 Zach Sinor, 5-10, 215, RS-So., Castroville (Medina Valley), Texas - Had a solid spring.

59 Matt Hockett, 6-2, 215, RS-So., Norman, Okla. - Valuable back-up as he can punt and kick.

Snapper

63 Sam Walkingstick, 5-11, 200, RS-Fr., Sallisaw, Okla. or 61 Kaleb Smith, 6-2, 260, RS-Jr., Aledo (All-Saints Episcopal), Texas 


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