Don’t have time to read the entire 10-page PDF report of the Iowa State Cyclones’ spring football depth chart? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a quick rundown and analysis.
Previously: Quarterbacks, running backs, offensive line
Wide Receiver Starters [backup listed in brackets]
- Tad Ecby (6, R-So) [P.J. Harris (4, R-Fr)]
- Jarvis West (1, R-Sr) [Albert Gary (18, R-Sr)]
- Quenton Bundrage (9, R-So) [Dondre Daley (13, R-Fr)]
Losing Josh Lenz, Aaron Horne, and Chris Young will make this the most-impacted group to rebound next season, but hopefully the bug of not being able to hold onto the ball won’t return.
Even though Gary is currently listed as a backup, make no mistake that all the positions are wide open. Anyone can earn their way to a starting position. West comes back is the leading wide out from a season ago and the Cyclones’ best kick returner, but keep an eye out for Bundrage. He’s the tallest guy of the pack at 6-foot-2 and had glimpses of star quality a season ago.
- Ernst Brun (84, R-Sr)
- Ben Boesen (95, R-So)
- Pierce Richardson (89, R-Jr)
- E.J. Bibbs (11, Jr)
JUCO transfer Ernst Brun was fantastic in his debut with 330 yards on 26 catches and tying the team-high six touchdown catches with Josh Lenz. It’s his starting job to lose, but it’s anticipated that he’ll build off of his performance at the Liberty Bowl (four catches, 102 yards, one touchdown). He was one of the only bright glimpses during the Tulsa Golden Hurricane’s comeback storm in Memphis.
Coming up: Defensive players