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Boise State depth chart versus Washington State

Not much has changed from the previous week. But there is always something to see between the lines.

Boise State spring game Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

Another week passes, another week of college football to look forward to. The Broncos have released the (projected) chart for next week against the Washington State Cougars. Let us have a look.



  • Brett Rypien, SO
  • Thomas Stuart RS JR


  • Jeremy McNichols, JR
  • Devan Demas, RS SR

Wide receiver H

  • Thomas Sperbeck, SR.
  • Akilian Butler, SO OR Sean Modster, RS SO

Wide receiver X

  • Cedrick Wilson, JR
  • AJ Richardson, RS SO

Wide receiver Z

  • Chaz Anderson, RS SR.
  • Austin Cottrell, JR.

Tight end

  • Jake Roh, RS JR.
  • Alec Dhaenens, RS JR
  • Chase Blakeley, RS SO
  • Jake Knight, RS SO
  • Matt Pistone, RS FR

Left tackle

  • Archie Lewis, RS JR OR Will Adams, RS SR
  • John Molchon, RS FR

Left guard

  • Travis Averill, RS SR
  • Andrew Tercek, RS JR


  • Mason Hampton, RS JR
  • Garrett Larson, RS FR

Right guard

  • Stephen Baggett, RS SR
  • Kellen Buhr, RS SR

Right tackle

  • Mario Yakoo, RS SR
  • John Molchon, RS FR



  • Sam McCaskill, RS SR
  • Durrant Miles, SO OR Sam Whitney, RS FR

Nose tackle

  • David Moa, RS SO
  • Sonatone Lui, FR


  • Elliot Hoyte, RS SR
  • Austin Silsby, RS JR
  • Daniel Auelua, JR

Stud end

  • Gabe Perez, RS JR OR Jabril Frazier, RS SO
  • Sam Whitney, RS FR

Weak-side linebacker

  • Ben Weaver, RS SR
  • Leighton Vander Esch, RS SO

Middle linebacker

  • Joe Martarano, RS JR OR Darren Lee, SR

Strong Side Linebacker

  • Tanner Vallejo, SR
  • Blake Whitlock, JR


  • Raymond Ford, RS SR OR Tyler Horton, SO


  • Jonathan Moxey, SR. OR Ladarryl Blair, RS FR

Boundary Safety

  • Cameron Hartsfield, RS JR
  • Kameron Miles, RS JR

Free safety

  • Chancellor James, RS SR OR Evan Tyler RS FR


  • Tyler Rausa, SR.


  • Sean Wale, SR.

The mundane

QB? Check. Kicker? Check. Tailback? Check. No surprises here as there weren’t any (publicly known) injuries or suspensions. Wide receivers are status quo. As is the line. Nothing to see here. Move along.

The slightly interesting

The offensive line battle continues to see Archie Lewis locked in the “OR” battle with Will Adams. Still have to go with Mr. Lewis getting the actual start and just heavy doses of Mr. Adams throughout the game. Chanceller James also with the “OR” with Evan Tyler. Have to think that, unless James can’t start due to his suspension, he gets the nod in this one. Though Tyler performed admirably in James’ stead.

The interesting-er

Well. The Broncos did this over the weekend.

Which I am torn about. Sometimes you cannot deny the talent that is coming in—possibly a recruiting uptick? Or is it to infuse the roster with more of Harsin’s “own guy?” Whatever the case, the lack of depth that necessitates the inclusion of these freshman can be a bit discouraging. Throwing these guys into the fire can certainly backfire. But two years from now? Oh man, watch out. At any rate, what’s done is done and these guys should be heavy contributors going forward.

Alexander Mattison is going to be so good going forward. Tough not to give him playing time if he is going to be playing at that level already. I am kind of bummed, though, that we did not get a chance to see more of Cory Young. The situation probably did not call for his inclusion, but here is to him seeing more game time down the road.

Most interesting

Three of them here.

One: Joe Martarano still listed. After seeing him hobble off the field, albeit under his own power, on Saturday is always no bueno. So seeing him still listed should give everyone pause. Because whenever it is, or has the appearance of, a knee issue it is almost never a good thing. So with no inside knowledge, and more of a guess, we can probably assume Martarano’s inclusion here is more of a formality. I would not expect him to play on Saturday.

Two: Jonathan Moxey still has the “OR” tag with Ladarryl Blair. I kind of figured he’d all but locked up that other CB position given his pretty solid performance. I guess the coaching staff wants to keep him on his toes. That is fair.

Three: Jake Roh still has the number one TE spot locked down. Despite his leg in a smaller brace on Saturday versus University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Educated guess: this trend continues and he does not actually get the start on Saturday. But, perhaps, gets some playing time.

Other thoughts

Tyler Horton gets the nod over Raymond Ford for the CB. Though Ford will get plenty of game time.

Man Cedric Wilson is going to be good in the limited time he has at Boise State.

Nothing has been mentioned about Elliot Hoyte’s “injury” during the game. It appeared to just be cramps, because of the “horrendous” heat and humidity. So fingers crossed he comes back for the WSU game.

I just gave Tyler Rausa a high-five (it was imaginary).

Your Turn

Anything else about the roster that should be parsed? Like what is happening with the freshman?