The Boise State football pre-spring depth chart of guesses

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Matt Miller #2 of the Boise State Broncos runs in for a touchdown against the UNLV Rebels during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium November 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Boise State football spring practice begins Monday morning, and we should have our first highly speculative, highly breathless reports no later than Monday noon. Bronco Nation is nothing if not unhealthily addicted to football.

Speaking of football addiction, I took it upon myself to create a Boise State depth chart going into spring football. It is incomplete in parts and horrendously wrong in others, but it's a start. Let me know where you agree or disagree in the comments.

Bold = Likely starter

OFFENSE
Qb_medium Rb_medium Fb_medium
Joe Southwick D.J. Harper Dan Paul
Grant Hedrick Jay Ajayi Jamal Wilson
Jimmy Laughrea Drew Wright
Nick Patti
Z_medium X_medium H_medium Te_medium
Mitch Burroughs Matt Miller Kirby Moore Gabe Linehan
Dallas Burroughs Geraldo Boldewijn Chris Potter Kyle Sosnowski
Aaron Burks Troy Ware Chandler Koch
Lt_medium Lg_medium C_medium Rg_medium Rt_medium
Faraji Wright Joe Kellogg Cory Yriarte
Jake Broyles Charles Leno
Michael Ames Spencer Gerke Matt Paradis Brenel Myers Michael Ames
***
DEFENSE
E_medium T_medium N_medium E_medium
Demarcus Lawrence Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe Mike Atkinson Tyler Horn
Nick Alexander Greg Grimes Darren Koontz Kharyee Marshall
Mlb_medium Wlb_medium
Tommy Smith J.C. Percy
Blake Renaud
Travis Saxton
Cb_medium N_medium S_medium S_medium Cb_medium
Jerrell Gavins
Jonathan Brown
Jeremy Ioane Lee Hightower Jamar Taylor
Ebo Makinde Dextrell Simmons Taylor Loffler Hazen Moss Bryan Douglas
Josh Borgman Corey Bell Dillon Lukehart Darian Thompson
***
SPECIAL TEAMS
Pk_medium Ko_medium Hd_medium P_medium Snp_medium
Dan Goodale Trevor Harman Joe Southwick Trevor Harman Chris Roberson
Michael Frisina Dan Goodale
Jake Van Ginkel
Kr_medium Pr_medium
Mitch Burroughs Mitch Burroughs
Dallas Burroughs Chris Potter
Drew Wright
Jerrell Gavins

Disclaimer: Boise State has not released an official spring depth chart, so consider this whole thing made up. Like a Robb Akey game plan! Thank you. I'll be here all week.

Best of ... position battles

Slot receiver - Kirby Moore vs. Chris Potter

Is this the year that Kirby Moore makes good on his high-school-football-star potential now that he's rid of that dead weight of a brother? Will Chris Potter outperform expectations once again since those expectations are based on the fact that he weighs less than a Jonas brother?

Quarterback - Joe Southwick vs. Grant Hedrick vs. Jimmy Laughrea vs. Nick Patti

Will we know anything more about the QB race by the spring game?.Is it just going to come down to sudden death cake walk like everyone expects it to?

Center - Cory Yriarte vs. Matt Paradis

Is Yriarte ready to fill Thomas Byrd's shoes and traditional center girdle? How much has Paradis grown since last season - I mean both in girth and in talent?

Left tackle - Faraji Wright vs. Michael Ames

Is the Michael Ames Era here? Wasn't Faraji Wright a guard at one point? Am I fooling myself because the correct answer to any Boise State offensive line position battle is "the guy no one realized was still on the roster"?

Defensive end - Demarcus Lawrence vs. Tyler Horn vs. Kharyee Marshall vs. Nick Alexander vs. Others

What can we realistically expect from Demarcus Lawrence, I mean besides 20 sacks and an All-American team appearance? Does the Idaho Press-Tribune have its mildly inappropriate Tyler Horn headline puns ready? "Defensive line feeling Horn-y," anyone? Where did we put Kharyee Marshall - oh, never mind, there he is, he was just standing sideways.

Middle linebacker - Tommy Smith vs. Blake Renaud

How long can Tommy Smith stay healthy, considering only 33 percent of his bones are his? Is Blake Renaud God's gift to linebackers starting this season or next?

Free safety and strong safety - Jeremy Ioane vs. Lee Hightower vs. Taylor Loffler vs. Hazen Moss vs. Dillon Lukehart vs. Others

Does everyone still have their hopes way up for Ioane like I do? Lee Hightower is a sure thing, right? What is the difference between Loffler and Moss and Lukehart?

Kicker - Michael Frisina vs. Dan Goodale vs. Jake Van Ginkel

Sigh?

Your turn

What position battles are you most excited to see? Anything you would change with the depth chart? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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