JO posted an updated depth chart last night, following the Saturday practice and Fan Appreciation Day. I'll post the chart here, and then discuss some thoughts and observations after the jump.
LG: Matt Summers-Gavin, Mark Boskovich
RT: Mitchell Schwartz, Donovan Edwards
OLB: Eddie Young, Charles Johnson
OLB: Mike Mohamed, Keith Browner
CB: Syd’Quan Thompson, Bryant Nnabuife
S: Brett Johnson, Jesse Brooks
CB: Darian Hagan, Josh Hill
P: Bryan Anger
LS: Matt Rios
HOLDER: Brock Mansion, Bryan Anger
PR: Syd’Quan Thompson, Shane Vereen
KR: Jahvid Best, Jeremy Ross
Now, time for observations....
Okay, first observations are....
1) Where is Conte? I would have thought we'd see him backing up Ezeff or Johnson, but Cattouse and Brooks are there. I like Jesse Brooks, I think he's a senior this year and I met him at the fantasy camp last year. Maybe because he's a senior, coach has him there as recognition, but seems strange not to see Conte's name somewhere. I guess this also mean we're definitely going to redshirt Steve Williams.
2) Where is Lagemann? I thought the depth chart would include the slot receiver position, like it did post-spring.
3) Where is Ryan Davis? I thought he'd at least be someone's backup. Did the move of Browner from DE to LB squeeze Davis out of a backup role? Is he now a third stringer? Seems too talented for that.
4) On a related note, our d-line and LBs are deep....really really deep. I don't know that we'll see much dropoff with substitutions. We might notice a missed assignment or two, but in terms of talent, there's not much dropoff from the starters to the backups.
5) TE is 4-deep. Its one of the only positions (QB being the other), where every possible name was mentioned as depth at the position. Now, we know the hierarchy for QB is set, but I have to imagine they put all four TEs on the chart because there is still some uncertainty what the hhierarchy will be.
6) Donovan Edwards. The chart confirms earlier talk that he can and will backup wherever he is needed on the line.
Other thoughts? Observations? Surprises?