Depth Chart & Analysis for OSU-ISU

Here is the official Oklahoma State depth chart for the Iowa State game on Saturday with a few notes of analysis. It is subject to change during this week.

Offense
LT 75 Corey Hilliard, 6-5, 300, So.
66 Corey Curtis, 6-4, 290, Jr.
LG 61 David Koenig, 6-4, 285, RS Fr.
74 Doug Bond, 6-2, 300, So.
C 69 Chris Akin, 6-2, 300, Sr.
72 Kurt Seifried, 6-4, 305, So.
RG 76 Sam Mayes, 6-3, 325, Sr.
63 David Washington, 6-4, 275, Fr.
RT 78 Kellen Davis, 6-5, 290, Jr.
69 Adam Gourley, 6-6, 290, Jr.
TE 86 Billy Bajema, 6-5, 265, Sr.
80 Charlie Johnson, 6-4, 270, Jr.
Analysis: This offensive line has become very solid. They have developed a very physical, even nasty, reputation around the conference heading into Big 12 play. Even the Cowboy defenders are speaking of their offensive teammates in a respectful tone. It's almost as if the offensive line is setting an example for the entire squad. Quarterback Donovan Woods spoke of how the offensive line is so physical that they make the players around them more physical (for example, the blocking of the wide receivers). Gourley is as good a backup offensive tackle as I have seen at OSU in the time that I've been covering them.

WR 83 Chijuan Mack, 6-3, 185, RS Fr.
28 Tommy Devereaux, 6-1, 170, So.
WR 84 D'Juan Woods, 6-1, 195, So.
15 Kenny Williams, 6-4, 215, Jr.
FL 24 Luke Frazier, 6-0, 205, Jr.
11 Prentiss Elliott, 6-0, 175, Fr.
Analysis: No changes, but don't pencil in Devereaux for a redshirt just because he hasn't played. That was a consideration, but he had a very good week of practice during the off week according to several of the offensive coaches. He is a good candidate to get some playing time on Saturday.

QB 8 Donovan Woods, 6-2, 215, RS Fr.
4 Al Pena, 6-3, 205, RS Fr.
or 18 Jamie Beeghley, 6-1, 200, So.
FB 37 Shawn Willis, 6-1, 260, Jr.
32 Julius Crosslin, 5-11, 235, RS Fr.
TB 33 Vernand Morency, 5-10, 215, Jr.
2 Seymore Shaw, 5-11, 215, Sr.
or 27 Greg Jones, 5-9, 205, Sr.
Analysis: The only change in the depth chart is the "or" added between Shaw and Jones. Greg Jones, again, had a very good week of practice and the coaches love the effort he gives on a daily basis. That also goes for Vernand Morency; the nation's leading rusher is a better practice player than he has ever been. Morency is sitting on a really big game for Saturday, mark my words.

Defense
RE 97 Marque Fountain, 6-1, 260, So.
56 Maurice Cummings, 6-4, 245, Fr.
DT 50 Darnell Smith, 6-0, 260, So.
or 92 Brad Girtman, 6-5, 300, So.
90 Xavier Lawson-Kennedy, 6-1, 310, So.
NG 96 Clay Coe, 6-2, 295, Sr.
or 95 Efe Mowarin, 6-1, 310, Sr.
77 Walter Thomas, 6-5, 340, Fr.
DE 81 Jerry Don Bray, 6-5, 265, Jr.
58 Nathan Peterson, 6-2, 250, Fr.
Analysis: Plenty of changes here, partially due to injuries leading up to the off week and partially due to performances in the first three games. The guys moving up are lightweight Darnell Smith, who has shown he can use his speed and is strong enough to play inside. Efe Mowarin has been the most consistent of the defensive interior linemen in the first three games, and he did it coming off a shoulder injury and had little work before having to jump in and play. Girtman is almost completely recovered from the ankle injury in the UCLA game and Coe should be okay coming off the hip pointer against Tulsa. There are now pretty solid three-man rotations at the two inside techniques for the start of conference play. You've been wanting to see it and now Nathan Peterson is on the two deep pressing Jerry Don Bray at defensive end. Peterson has not played like a true freshman; in fact, his play has been reminiscient of Marque Fountain as a freshman last season.

MLB 99 Lawrence Pinson, 6-1, 240, Jr.
51 Victor DeGrate, 6-3, 250, So.
OLB 12 Paul Duren, 6-1, 240, Jr.
41 Pagitte McGee 6-1, 235, Jr.
Analysis: The biggest plus here is that the top four are playing well and they are healthy. By this time last season Lawrence Pinson was gone for the season. There is a lot to be said for staying healthy.

LCB 9 Darrent Williams, 5-9, 180, Sr.
5 Ricky Coxeff, 5-11, 175, So.
SS 20 Vernon Grant, 5-9, 185, Jr.
30 Grant Jones, 5-10, 195, So.
FS 17 Jon Holland, 5-11, 185. Sr.
10 Thomas Wright, 6-0, 185, Jr.
WS 23 Jamie Thompson, 6-0, 190, Jr.
19 Jeremy Nethon, 5-9, 190, So.
RCB 6 Robert Jones, 5-11, 190, Sr.
4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
Analysis: Jamar Ransom is back, but this secondary is so good it's hard to get moved into the two deep. Ransom will play but this group is a real weapon going into Big 12 play.

Specialists
K 47 Jason Ricks, 6-1, 180, Fr.
28 Luke Roberts, 5-10, 175, RS Fr.
P 18 Cole Farden, 5-11, 200, Sr.
47 Jason Ricks, 6-1, 180, Fr.
DS 55 Jacob Dressen, 6-4, 275, Sr.
45 Brady Nix, 6-1, 225, RS Fr.
Holder 85 John Wohlgemuth, 6-1, 185, Sr.
PR 9 Darrent Williams, 5-9, 180, Sr.
4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
KR 6 Robert Jones, 5-11, 190, Sr.
and 4 Daniel McLemore, 5-7, 160, Jr.
Analysis: Ricks has been very good, Farden has been very good, Williams has OSU second in the nation as a team in punt returns. Only kickoff returns could use a boost. Coverage teams got lots of work in the off week.

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