There’s a little bit of shake up in Iowa State football’s post spring practice depth chart, including changes at the line, wide receiver, and cornerback.
Nov 16, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterbackTrevor Knight
(9) runs the ball while pursued by Iowa State defensive backSam Richardson
(4) at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
First, let’s look at the offense. As expected, the quarterback position remains wide open with Grant Rohach, Sam Richardson, or Joel Lanning being the starter. Aaron Wimberly retains his starting role at tailback with DeVondrick Nealy second.
However, at wide receiver, returning starter Dondre Daley lost his role and has moved down to the third team at the “Z” position, behind P.J. Harris and Tad Ecby. Harris was originally on the third team coming into spring practice.
On the offensive line, returning starter Daniel Burton has moved from left guard to right guard, and Oni Omoile has jumped to a starting role at left guard in front of Jamison Lalk, who lost his starting position at right guard.
At tight end, Quan West, a redshirt sophomore who was on the list heading into spring practice, was not on the post spring practice depth chart.
On defense, Pierre Aka and Robby Garcia switch places at defensive tackle with Garcia now the starter. Darius White switches over as a backup from strongside linebacker to a left defensive end backup. Gabe Luna, who was the original backup at LE, switches to the right side at backup.
More at linebacker, Kane Seeley beat out Alton Meeks at MLB. At cornerback, returning starter Sam E. Richardson supplants Kenneth Lynn as a starter. The only returning starter that won’t be starting is Jared Brackens at Sam, who is retained by Drake Ferch.
However, linebacker will be changing up a bit in the future. Luke Knott was held off the post spring practice depth chart as he continues to heal from hip surgery. He could be back to normal as early as May 20th.
Obviously, DT will be a huge mess with the departure of David Irving and Rodney Coe. Even though Garcia, a redshirt freshman, has won the position, don’t be surprised if that changes constantly or other players make an appearance there.