The depth chart for the NC State’s game with Gardner-Webb has been released and shifting on the first and second team offensive lines continue.
One of the more clear developments over the last couple of weeks is the emergence of Camden Wentz as the back-up center to Ted Larsen. We covered Wentz commitment to the Wolfpack back in December and can be seen by clicking here.
# Julian Williams is now the starter at left tackle and he is being backed up by redshirt freshman Andrew Wallace.
# Senior Andy Barbee replaces Williams at left guard. Redshirt freshman Zach Allen is his reserve.
# True freshman Camden Wentz is now the backup center.
# Redshirt sophomore Henry Lawson is backing up R.J. Mattes at right guard.
# True freshman Rashard Smith is the starter at boundary corner. He is being backed up by redshirt freshman C.J. Wilson.
# Redshirt freshman Earl Wolff takes over at boundary safety. Backing him up is senior Bobby Floyd.
# Clem Johnson has moved from boundary safety to free safety. The senior is backed up by true freshman Brandan Bishop.
For much deeper insight on the depth chart you should check out this informative post on our message boards.
Three pieces of information stick out:
First, the So/R-Fr class â€“ TOBâ€™s first full class â€“ takes up a full quarter of the depth chart already.
Second, the â€œlost classâ€ of 2006 â€“ the redshirt juniors and true seniors that should be the backbone of a team â€“ are virtually nonexistent on the depth chart.
Third, the defense right now is largely a patchwork affair of ex-Junior College players, walkons, and freshmen.
Letâ€™s pretend that all of our many injured players were healthy. How would that change the depth chart? Hereâ€™s a projection:
R-Sr: 7 offense, 3 defense (adding Eugene)
Sr/R-Jr. 4 offense, 3 defense (Adding Morgan, Irving, Walker, Bowens, dropping Augustin)
Jr/R-So: 6 offense, 3 defense (Adding Reiskamp, Crawford, Vermiglio)
So/R-Fr: 4 offense, 5 defense (Adding Jackson, dropping Grant, Graham, Wallace)
True Freshmen: 0 offense, 1 defense (Dropping Bishop, Wentz, Washington)
Former Walk-ons: 1 offense, 2 defense (Dropping Ritcher, Cureton)
JUCOs: 0 offense, 5 defense.
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