Way Too Early 2017 Depth Chart: September 2016

Way Too Early 2017 Depth Chart: September 2016

September 26, 2016

Wilton Speight (image via Times Leader)

Back in August I took a look at how the depth chart might look in 2017 (LINK). Well, four games into the 2016 season, there are some minor changes to make. Of course, things are always fluid, there will be early departures, there will be injuries, etc. But now that we know how the 2016 team looks, we might have a better view of next season.

Hit the jump for another early look at 2017.

QB: Wilton Speight (RS Jr.), John ‘Korn (5th), Brandon Peters (So.), Alex Malzone (RS So.), Dylan McCaffrey (Fr.)
RB: Ty Isaac (5th), Karan Higdon (Jr.), Chris Evans (So.), Kareem Walker (So.), Kingston Davis (So.), A.J. Dillon (Fr.), O’Maury Samuels (Fr.), Kurt Taylor (Fr.)
FB: Henry Poggi (5th), Khalid Hill (5th), Chase Lasater (Fr.)
WR: Eddie McDoom (So.), Maurice Ways (RS Jr.), Drake Harris (RS Jr.)
WR: Grant Perry (Jr.), Kekoa Crawford (So.), Nate Johnson (So.)
TE: Ian Bunting (RS Jr.), Devin Asiasi (So.), Tyrone Wheatley (RS So.), Zach Gentry (RS So.), Sean McKeon (So.), Nick Eubanks (So.)
LT: Grant Newsome (Jr.), Juwann Bushell-Beatty (RS Jr.), Ja’Raymond Hall (Fr.), Kai-Leon Herbert (Fr.)Joel Honigford (Fr.)
LG: Ben Bredeson (So.), David Dawson (5th)
C: Mason Cole (Sr.), Patrick Kugler (5th)
RG: Patrick Kugler (5th), Michael Onwenu (So.), Jon Runyan (RS So.), Stephen Spanellis (So.)
RT: Nolan Ulizio (RS So.), Andrew Stueber (Fr.)

SDE: Rashan Gary (So.), Lawrence Marshall (RS Jr.)
DT: Maurice Hurst (5th), James Hudson III (Fr.)Phillip Paea (Fr.)
NT: Bryan Mone (RS Jr.), Michael Dwumfour (RS Fr.)
WDE: Chase Winovich (RS Jr.), Carlo Kemp (So.), Shelton Johnson (RS So.), Ron Johnson (So.), Corey Malone-Hatcher (Fr.), Luiji Vilain (Fr.)
SAM: Jabrill Peppers (RS Jr.), Noah Furbush (RS Jr.), Joshua Uche (So.), Wyatt Shallman (5th)
MIKE: Mike McCray (5th), Reuben Jones (RS So.), Elysee Mbem-Bosse (So.), Ben Mason (Fr.)
WILL: Devin Bush (So.), Jared Wangler (RS Jr.), Devin Gil (So.), Joshua Ross (Fr.)
CB: Lavert Hill (So.),  Keith Washington (RS So.)
CB: David Long (So.), Brandon Watson (RS Jr.), Benjamin St-Juste (Fr.)
FS: Tyree Kinnel (Jr.), Tru Wilson (So.)
SS: Khaleke Hudson (So.), Josh Metellus (So.), J’Marick Woods (Fr.)

K: Quinn Nordin (So.)
P: Ryan Tice (RS So.)
LS: Scott Sypniewski (5th)

Currently committed true freshmen, who cannot sign National Letters of Intent until February, are listed in italics.


  1. Lanknows
    Comments: 3725
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Sep 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    I could be reading too much into it, but Michigan seems to be getting after more CBs in the last few weeks. I would guess that says something about what they’ve seen out of Long & Hill. As does the fact they’ve not earned many snaps, even with Lewis hurt.

    I guess we won’t know about Clark for a while yet, but it would obviously be huge for the ’17 team to get one veteran back in the secondary.

    Something also tells me that our starting LB corps will look different than Furbush-McCray-Bush. Hudson may be needed at safety, but I would think a more Peppers-like LB would replace him. Perhaps Uche or a recruit.

    Has Kemp been moved to SDE yet? That seems inevitable.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2479
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Sep 27, 2016 at 11:56 AM

      IMO, it has more to do with where they’re sitting for 2017 recruits. They NEED cornerbacks since 3 are graduating, and they’re not getting a ton of interest, for whatever reason. You need to get more than Benjamin St-Juste and, say, Ambry Thomas.

      • Lanknows
        Comments: 3725
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Sep 27, 2016 at 1:15 PM

        Could be that too. They are clearly moving on to Plan B in some cases. If that’s ’17 recruits or ’16 recruits would be a guess but I haven’t heard about any ’17 CB targets backing away from Michigan lately.

      • Lanknows
        Comments: 3725
        Joined: 8/11/2015
        Sep 27, 2016 at 1:16 PM

        Thomas is definitely a major target. Hopefully the recent action isn’t the result of developments on that front. You heard anything bad there?

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