Two deep analysis - Offense

THE DEPTH CHART is always closely watched during fall camp as the Oregon State coaches solidify the starting and backup roles. Here's a closer look at the Beaver two deeps on the offensive side of the pigskin with the first fall camp practice just hours away.

Offensive Depth Chart

POS NO NAME CL HT WT
SE 15 Darrell Catchings JR 5-11 179
  18 Geno Munoz RFR 6-0 192

COMMENT: Coach Riley recently was asked who is one player who is flying under the radar and could have a big year.  His answer - Catchings.

Munoz figures to get plenty of playing time.

SB 25 Casey Kjos JR 6-2 205
  23 Jordan Bishop RFR 6-3 199
  10 Kevan Walker RFR 6-0 195
COMMENT: Kjos could be the next "system" player who has a breakout year.

The coaches moved Bishop from the outside to the inside.  They love his size and athleticism in the middle of the field.

LT 64 Colin Kelly RFR 6-4 284
  77 Michael Philipp FR 6-3 320
  69 Wilder McAndrews JR 6-4 288
COMMENT: Kelly is the default at left tackle after Timi Oshinow went down with a knee injury and won't be available until October.

True freshman Philipp will be given a shot at the spot as well as McAndrews who is coming off a wrist injury and should be full speed by mid camp.

LG 63 Ryan Pohl JR 6-3 284
  61 Michael Lamb SO 6-3 285
COMMENT: Pohl still has plenty to prove from a charging Lamb who is coming off of a injury.  The starting spot is still up for grabs.
C 60 Alex Linnenkohl JR 6-2 297
  70 Grant Johnson SO 6-3 278
COMMENT: One of the most solid positions from top to bottom on the team.
RG 73 Gregg Peat JR 6-3 295
  74 Burke Ellis SO 6-4 268
COMMENT: Peat is one of the top offensive linemen on the team with the ever improving Ellis serving as his backup.
RT 50 Mike Remmers SO 6-4 299
  62 Geoff Garner FR 6-6 300
COMMENT:  Coach Mike Cavanaugh wants Remmers to be more aggressive - keep an eye on that during fall camp.

Garner is listed on the two deeps, but McAndrews or Kelly be the backups.

TE 88 Howard Croom SR 6-3 240
  83 Brady Camp JR 6-4 259
COMMENT:  Two undervalued, but solid players.
H-B 87 Joe Halahuni SO 6-2 254
  85 John Reese SR 6-3 240
  82 Colby Prince RFR 6-3 250

COMMENT: Halahuni moves ahead of Reese on the depth chart.  He could be in for a big year.

Don't count out Reese who has loads of experience.

QB 5 Sean Canfield SR 6-4 220
  3 Lyle Moevao SR 5-11 220
  12 Ryan Katz RFR 6-1 208
COMMENT:  Canfield firmly has the number one spot. 

Moevao is expected to be a full strength by the first game and will be on a "pitch count" early on. 

Katz will be the backup if Moevao is not ready for the season opener.

RB 1 Jacquizz Rodgers SO 5-7 193
  24 Ryan McCants SO 6-1 240
  19 Jovan Stevenson FR 5-11 195
COMMENT:  Rodgers is 100% - according to multiple doctors - and will participate in contact drills although the coaches will not let the defensive players unload on him.

McCants is coming off of a knee injury and is further along than expected.  Riley expects him to be ready by mid camp.

In the meantime Stevenson and Ashton Jefferson will get lots of carries.

FB 33 Will Darkins SO 6-1 224
  34 Jordan Jenkins RFR 6-1 205

COMMENT: Could Darkins give the team another offensive threat and protect Quizz from some hits?

FL 8 James Rodgers JR 5-7 185
  80 Damola Adeniji SR 6-3 215
COMMENT:  Rodgers is 100% while Adeniji looks to continue to make a case for playing time.

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