Way-Too-Early Defensive Depth Chart

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Of course this will change but this is what I'm thinking right now. This took more time than I care to admit to put together!

I’m pretty locked in with my starters at all positions sans for SLB and MLB, and then FS.


I knew that the numbers were much better this season than they have been in the past, but when you sit down and chart this out you really get a good feel for how much talent Charlie Strong has on this roster right now. It’s insane. I don’t even have Chris Daniels and Marcel Southall listed, which just seems crazy to me. But I’m having a hard time figuring out where to put them.


I’m not sure that Nelson is going to be able to hold off Wilbon come midseason. I think Wilbon is going to be a load.


Daniels told Gabe Brooks in his commitment video with Scout that UT wanted him to play outside, which is very interesting.


All I know is things are looking up on this side of the ball. Here’s what I’ve got. Lemme know what yours would be. 

StarterSecond TeamThird Team
Strong End Bryce Cottrell Charles Omenihu Quincy Vasser
Tackle (Nose) Paul Boyette Chris Nelson Gerald Wilbon
Tackle Poona Ford Jordan Elliott D'Andre Christmas-Giles
Fox End Naashon Hughes Derick Roberson Erick Fowler
Strongside LB Anthony Wheeler Jeffrey McCulloch  
Middle LB Breckyn Hager Tim Cole Dalton Santos
Weakside LB Malik Jefferson Edwin Freeman Cameron Townsend
Cornerback Holton Hill Antwuan Davis Eric Cuffee
Free Safety DeShon Elliott Jason Hall  
Strong Safety Dylan Haines Brandon Jones Kevin Vaccaro
Cornerback Davante Davis Kris Boyd  
Nickel P.J. Locke John Bonney Kris Boyd


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