Re-guessing the Boise State football depth chart prior to the spring game

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Matt Miller #2, Mitch Burroughs #20 and Gabe Linehan #87 of the Boise State Broncos celebrate after Miller scored a touchdown against the UNLV Rebels during their game at Sam Boyd Stadium November 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boise State won 48-21. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Information about the ins and outs of Boise State spring football practice has been tight, rendering any predictions of a Bronco two-deep depth chart as highly speculative at best and miles off at worst. I'll let you decide where my depth chart falls on that scale.

After the jump, I make an attempt to name a starter and a backup at each position, including the quarterback spot, about which I know nothing. It will be fun, like taking an SAT study course from a method actor who played a professor on a soap once.

Feel free to agree, disagree in the comments.

Note: The Boise State spring game is this Saturday, April 14, at 5:00 p.m. Read all about it here at OBNUG or spend the $7.00 and watch for yourself live and in person.

Bold = likely starter

* = out for spring

OFFENSE
Qb_medium Rb_medium Fb_medium
Joe Southwick D.J. Harper Dan Paul
Nick Patti Drew Wright Chandler Koch
Z_medium X_medium H_medium Te_medium
Mitch Burroughs Matt Miller Kirby Moore Gabe Linehan
Dallas Burroughs Geraldo Boldewijn Chris Potter Chandler Koch
Lt_medium Lg_medium C_medium Rg_medium Rt_medium
Faraji Wright Joe Kellogg* Cory Yriarte*
Jake Broyles* Charles Leno
Chris Tozer Spencer Gerke Matt Paradis Brenel Myers Rees Odhiambo
***
DEFENSE
E_medium T_medium N_medium E_medium
Demarcus Lawrence Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe Mike Atkinson Samuel Ukwuachu
Darren Koontz Greg Grimes Justin Jungblut Tyler Horn
Mlb_medium Wlb_medium
Tommy Smith OR J.C. Percy
Blake Renaud
Tyler Gray
Cb_medium N_medium S_medium S_medium Cb_medium
Jerrell Gavins*
Corey Bell
Jeremy Ioane Lee Hightower Jamar Taylor
Ebo Makinde Jonathan Brown Taylor Loffler Hazen Moss Bryan Douglas
***
SPECIAL TEAMS
Pk_medium Ko_medium Hd_medium P_medium Snp_medium
Michael Frisina Trevor Harman Joe Southwick Trevor Harman Chris Roberson
Dan Goodale Dan Goodale
Kr_medium Pr_medium
Mitch Burroughs Mitch Burroughs
Dallas Burroughs Chris Potter
Drew Wright
Jerrell Gavins

Footnotes ...

  • If Nick Patti is indeed Boise State's second-best quarterback, is it worth burning his redshirt for spot duty of an injured or ineffective Joe Southwick?
  • I took Jay Ajayi off the depth chart with great trepidation. Tell me he's going to go the way of Malcolm Johnson. Please, guys?
  • Do you believe the Kirby Moore hype this spring? A small part of me thinks Chris Potter will find a way into the starting lineup, but that small part of me does not blog.
  • That's a pretty good-looking offensive line, when healthy. Agree?
  • When not healthy, does the depth at offensive tackle give anyone else the heebie jeebies?
  • Samuel Ukwuachu: Starter. I'll probably need more convincing, but it sounds good for now.
  • As an ode to depth charts of yore, I went with the popular OR designation at linebacker. Kyle Gingg-Dallas Dobbs shout out!
  • I have no idea how the nickel battle is going, but I hear more about Corey Bell than anyone else.
  • Sure felt good to put Jeremy Ioane's name in a starting lineup.

Your turn

What do you think I got right and what do you think I got wrong? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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