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#US2F 2020 USF Depth Chart Predictions: OL + DL

As we head into game week preparations for The Citadel, we're still projecting the starters and backups for the OL and DL spots on the roster. Find out who made the list down below!

With fall camp upon us, it’s time to dive into my predictions for the OL and DL positions for the upcoming 2020 season! Down below, I’ll lay out a “two-deep” at every position as I project who the starter will be and the immediate backup/backups at each spot come the start of the season. (Whenever that may be…) Without further ado, let’s get after it!

Offensive Lineman – More Experience Than Ever Before

Left Tackle: Donovan Jennings

Backup: Joshua Blanchard

Left Guard: Demetris Harris

Backup: Matthew McDuffie

Center: Brad Cecil

Backup: Troy Fields

Right Guard: Michael Wiggs

Backup: Sebastian Sainterling

Right Tackle: Jarrett Hopple

Backup: Jean Marcellus

Mike’s TakeMy projected starters in Jennings, Harris, Cecil, Wiggs, and Hopple are all juniors and beyond, creating an offensive line that hasn’t had this much experience across the board in a long time. That alone should give fans hope that the front five will be productive this year, but it’s the backups behind those starters that I’m eyeing even more to see who the future will be on the OL from here on out.

Defensive Lineman – 3 Down Front or Four?

Starter (DE): Jason Vaughn

Backup: Darrien Grant

Starter (DT): Blake Green

Backup: Kevin Kegler

Starter (DT): Rashawn Yates

Backup: Kelvin Pinkney

Starter (DE): Ryan Thaxton

Backup: Stacy Kirby

Mike’s TakeCall it the biggest question mark on the roster this year and by no means is it due to a lack of talent at both the DE and DT spots. Defensive Coordinator Glenn Spencer seems more than happy to run a three defensive lineman front, but also seems flexible in going with four guys down as well. Will Spencer change his fronts based on the matchup or will he stick with one over the other for the majority of the season? Nonetheless, I like what the Bulls have at both DE and DT with the defensive end spot being a matter of who steps up this season after the departures of Kirk Livingstone, Greg Reaves, and Darius Slade. Let that be something you look for when the Bulls hit the fit against The Citadel on September 12th… 

Feel free to @ me on Twitter @mic_Cusi or comment down below if you agree or disagree with any of my predictions! Be sure to tune in next week as I uncover my depth chart predictions for the LB  and DB positions!

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