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.
- Quarterbacks, running backs, offensive line
- Wide receivers, tight ends
- Defensive lineman, linebackers
Secondary Starters [backup listed in brackets]
- CB: Kenneth Lynn (6, R-So) [Charlie Rodgers (11, R-Fr)]
- CB: Sam Richardson (4, R-So) [Damein Lawry (17, R-Fr)]
- SS: Deon Broomfield (26, R-Sr) [T.J. Mutcherson (22, R-Fr)]
- FS: Jacques Washington (5, R-Sr) [Cliff Stokes (7, Sr)]
Both Broomfield and Washington will be the leaders on defense, and Jansen Watson will likely get back in the cornerback position once he returns from his shoulder surgery.
This needs to be the strongest part of the defense next season for Iowa State to compete in the Big 12. It’s the deepest part of the defense as far as experience goes, and they’ve seen enough of the passing attack to slow things down. Broomfield ranked 7th on the team with 45 tackles last year, also breaking up nine passes and forcing two fumbles.
Special Teams Starters [backup listed in brackets]
- Placekicker: Edwin Arceo (41, Sr) [Cole Netten (1, R-Fr)
- Punter: Kirby Van Der Kamp (13, Sr)
Cross your fingers, but for once Iowa State fans may not have to worry about any part of the special teams this season. Punting is the most secure position with Van Der Kamp being a Ray Guy Award semifinalist last season and expected to be nominated again this season. Arceo won the kicking battle and improved throughout the season, and more importantly went 37-40 in extra points, a stat that’s been an adventure for the Cyclones in recent memory.