Preseason Depth Chart Notes

The official pre-camp depth chart was released by the Duke Football program this week. Who moved up and down? Who isn't listed, but will factor in?

OFFENSE
Left Tackle

73 - Takoby Cofield (6-4, 310, R-Sr.)
76 - Gabe Brandner (6-6, 275, R-Fr.)

Left Guard
67 - Lucas Patrick (6-4, 305, R-Jr.)
66 - Carson Ginn (6-6, 305, R-Jr.)

Center
62 - Matt Skura (6-4, 305, R-Jr.)
50 - Austin Davis (6-4, 285, R-Fr.)

Right Guard
77 - Laken Tomlinson (6-3, 330, R-Sr.)
65 - Cody Robinson (6-3, 295, R-Jr.)

Right Tackle
71 - Casey Blaser (6-5, 285, R-So.)
79 - Tanner Stone (6-6, 300, R-So.)

Tight End
89 - Braxton Deaver (6-5, 240, R-Sr.)
80 - David Reeves (6-5, 255, R-Jr.) OR

Quarterback
7 - Anthony Boone (6-0, 225, R-Sr.)
1 - Thomas Sirk (6-4, 215, R-So.)
12 - Parker Boehme (6-2, 220, R-Fr.)

Runningback
23 - Shaquille Powell (5-10, 205, Jr.)
9 - Josh Snead (5-9, 190, R-Jr.)
23 - Joseph Ajeigbe (5-9, 210, R-Fr.)

Wide Receiver
87 - Max McCaffrey (6-2, 195, Jr.)
83 - Anthony Nash (6-5, 200, R-So.)

Wide Receiver
3 - Jamison Crowder (5-9, 175, Sr.)
83 - Johnell Barnes (6-0, 170, So.)

Wide Receiver
17 - Issac Blakeney (6-6, 225, R-Sr.)
10 - Ryan Smith (5-7, 165, So.)


DEFENSE

Defensive End
42 - Dezmond Johnson (6-4, 260, R-Jr.)
56 - Kyler Brown (6-4, 245, R-Jr.)

Defensive Tackle
91 - Jamal Bruce (6-1, 285, R-Sr.)
93 - A.J. Wolf (6-4, 270, R-So.)

Defensive Tackle
98 - Carlos Wray (6-2, 290, Jr.)
95 - Jamal Wallace (6-4, 280, R-Sr.)

Defensive End
94 - Jordan DeWalt-Ondijo (6-4, 240, R-Sr.)
34 - Jonathan Jones (6-3, 225, Sr.)

Linebacker
47 - David Helton (6-4, 230, Jr.)
32 - Chris Holmes (6-2, 215, R-Fr.)

Linebacker
59 - Kelby Brown (6-2, 230, R-Sr.)
48 - Deion Williams (6-0, 230, Jr.) OR
54 - C.J. France (6-0, 230, R-Sr.)

Cornerback
14 - Bryon Fields (5-11, 180, So.)
27 - Devon Edwards (5-9, 175, R-So.)
5 - Johnathan Lloyd (6-0, 190, Fr.)

Cornerback
31 - Breon Borders (6-0, 175, So.)
2 - Evrett Edwards (5-11, 190, R-Fr.)

Safety (B)
27 - DeVon Edwards (5-9, 175, R-So.)
40 - Dwayne Norman (6-1, 210, Jr.)

Safety (S)
16 - Jeremy Cash (6-2, 210, R-So.)
26 - Corbin McCarthy (5-10, 200, R-Fr.)

Safety (R)
33 - Deondre Singleton (5-11, 180, So.)
2 - Evrett Edwards (5-11, 190, R-Fr.)


SPECIAL TEAMS

Place-kicker/Kickoff
35 - Ross Martin (5-9, 185, Jr.)

Punter
41 - Will Monday (6-4, 210, R-Jr.)

Long Snapper
57 - Thomas Hennessy (6-3, 235, R-So.)


NOTES

1. Thomas Sirk, who started the 2013 as the No. 2 signal caller before missing the entire year with a knee injury, is back on the depth chart in his old position. He will back up starter Anthony Boone and will try to fill the shoes of the departed Brandon Connette.

2. The loss of Jela Duncan for the year looms large as the backfield has questions with depth and between the tackles running. Though he is not on the preseason two-deep, the smart money is on freshman Shaun Wilson avoiding a redshirt. The Charlotte area prospect made a name for himself with explosive speed and the ability to quickly and effortlessly change direction.

3. Look for one of Chris Taylor or Trevon Lee to factor into the rotation at wide receiver. Duke will be looking for more targets to take some pressure off of preseason all-ACC performer Jamison Crowder. Sophomore Johnell Barnes will fill one of the roles, with the third starter likely coming from Max McCaffrey, Issac Blakeney, or speedster, Ryan Smith. Still, look for one of the two freshmen to factor in.

4. The average starting offensive line for Duke in 2014 checks in at 6-foot-4 and 307 pounds.

5. He’s not on the depth chart for the preseason, but after camp you can pencil in South Florida freshman Edgar Cerenord into the rotation at defensive tackle. Cerenord comes in at 6-foot-1 and 300 pounds.

6. The word inside the summer workout sessions and from the end of the 2013 season is that linebacker Chris Holmes is going to be a player for Duke. As one source put it: “it was tough not to play him last year” as a true freshman. At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Holmes has been praised for his speed and athleticism and will be backing up David Helton as camp opens next month. The feedback on Holmes is likely what will be said about Ohio linebacker Tinashe Bere according to early feedback.

7. There’s a lot of youth and a lot of talent in the defensive back rotation. Look for true freshman Johnathan Lloyd to factor in as a rotational defensive back as well as redshirt freshman Evrett Edwards. Look for freshman Alonzo Saxton to also make some noise in camp.

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