clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

UNC's Preseason Depth Chart Released

New, 3 comments
Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Via Inside Carolina:

OFFENSE

Left Tackle
75 - Bentley Spain (6-6, 300, So.)
51 - William Sweet (6-7, 300, Fr.)

Left Guard
70 - Caleb Peterson (6-5, 300, Jr.) OR
65 - Jared Cohen (6-3, 310, So.)

Center
68 - Lucas Crowley (6-3, 290, Jr.)
74 - Will Dancy (6-4, 305, Sr.)

Right Guard
78 - Landon Turner (6-4, 325, Sr.)
73 - Brad Henson (6-5, 290, So.)

Right Tackle
71 - Jon Heck (6-6, 300, Jr.)
77 - John Ferranto (6-5, 300, Jr.)
76 - R.J. Prince (6-6, 325, So.)

Tight End
81 - Kendrick Singelton (6-2, 215, Sr.)
82 - Brandon Fritts (6-4, 245, Fr.*)

Quarterback
12 - Marquise Williams (6-2, 225, Sr.)
10 - Mitch Trubisky (6-3, 220, So.)

Tailback
8 - T.J. Logan (5-10, 190, Jr.) OR
34 - Elijah Hood (6-0, 220, So.) OR
21 - Romar Morris (5-10, 190, Sr.)

Wide Receiver
13 - Mack Hollins (6-4, 210, Jr.)
84 - Bug Howard (6-5, 210, Jr.)

Wide Receiver
3 - Ryan Switzer (5-10, 185, Jr.)
7 - Austin Proehl (5-10, 175, So.)

Wide Receiver
14 - Quinshad Davis (6-4, 220, Sr.)
35 - Damien Washington (6-1, 195, Sr.)

DEFENSE


Defensive End
44 - Junior Gnonkonde (6-4, 260, Jr.) OR
17 - Dajaun Drennon (6-4, 255, So.)

Defensive Tackle
95 - Tyler Powell (6-4, 290, So.)
49 - Jeremiah Clarke (6-5, 315, Fr.*)

Defensive Tackle
98 - Justin Thomason (6-4, 295, Sr.)
90 - Nazair Jones (6-5, 295, So.)

Defensive End
43 - Jessie Rogers (6-4, 270, Sr.) OR
97 - Jalen Dalton (6-6, 280, Fr.)
45 - Mikey Bart (6-3, 270, Jr.)

Sam Linebacker
42 - Shakeel Rashad (6-2, 235, Sr.)
34 - Cole Holcomb (6-1, 215, So.) OR
20 - Tyrell Tomlin (5-11, 235, So.)

Mike Linebacker
10 - Jeff Schoettmer (6-2, 235, Sr.)
47 - Dan Mastromatteo (6-2, 235, Jr.)
56 - Andre Smith (6-0, 235, Fr.)

Will Linebacker
32 - Joe Jackson (6-2, 225, Jr.)
23 - Cayson Collins (6-1, 235, So.)

Cornerback
6 - M.J. Stewart (5-11, 200, So.) OR
28 - Brian Walker (5-11, 190, Jr.)

Free Safety
3 - Sam Smiley (5-11, 190, Sr.)
15 - Donnie Miles (5-11, 210, So.)

Strong Safety
21 - J.K. Britt (6-0, 195, Fr.) OR
26 - Dominquie Green (5-11, 190, Jr.)
4 - Allen Artis (6-1, 205, So.)

Cornerback
11 - Malik Simmons (5-11, 190, Sr.) OR
2 - Des Lawrence (6-1, 185, Jr.)
19 - Kedrick Davis (5-10, 180, Jr.)

SPECIAL TEAMS


Place-kicker
24 - Nick Weiler (6-0, 190, Jr.)
98 - Freeman Jones (6-0, 200, Fr.*)

Kickoff Specialist
24 - Nick Weiler (6-0, 190, Jr.)
98 - Freeman Jones (6-0, 200, Fr.*)

Punter
90 - Corbin Daly (6-3, 200, Fr.*)
23 - Joey Mangili (6-3, 210, Jr.)

Deep Snapper
60 - Kyle Murphy (6-2, 225, So.)
61 - Hunter Crafford (6-2, 225, So.)

Kickoff Return
21 - Romar Morris (5-10, 190, Sr.)
35 - Damien Washington (6-1, 195, Sr.)
8 - T.J. Logan (5-10, 190, Jr.)

Punt Return
3 - Ryan Switzer (5-10, 185, Jr.)
7 - Austin Proehl (5-10, 175, So.)

Given all the returning players on offense, there aren't many surprises here. Unlike last season when Larry Fedora left the quarterback situation up in the air, Marquise Williams is the outright starter on the preseason depth chart. Mac Hollins will start at one of the WR positions ahead of Bug Howard. Then again, with the way the ball gets sprayed around in Fedora's offense, plenty of receivers will get touches.

On the defensive side, the biggest news is the death of the 4-2-5. Nothing should make the fan happier than to see a plain vanilla 4-3 on the depth chart. No bandit or ram positions just four defensive linemen, three linebackers then the secondary. Hopefully the change is much less confusing for the players as it will be for your intrepid blogger.

On special teams, Nick Weiler is listed as the #1 place kicker ahead of redshirt freshman Freeman Jones. That being said, I can't imagine Weiler keeps the job or Jones doesn't at least get a shot at the job. UNC ability to kick a field goal at any rage much less over 30 yards was a question mark all season. Find a solution at this position should be a fairly high priority.