Way Too Early 2014 Baylor Depth Charts

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Baylor lost its final game of the 2013-2014 season just over 12 hours ago. Obviously, that means it's time to look at the potential 2014-2015 depth charts.

Because of the way formatting works on SB Nation's platform and my own limitations in HTML editing, I don't have a clean, easy way of doing what I want to do in this post.  The point here was to determine what we're losing and how we might (key word: might) replace those losses.

The first chart in each situation shows things as they were going into last night's game.  Because of injuries, that's a bit deceptive in a couple of places we'll talk about below.  Seniors leaving to graduation are blocked in red.  I have not subtracted any draft-eligible non-seniors that might eventually declare.  If/when they do, I'll update the post.

The second chart shows the potential depth chart for the beginning of the 2014-2015 season.  This is going to involve a tremendous amount of speculation, some reasoned guesses, and, I hope, a lot of collaboration from the community.

Baylor Offense

2013-2014:

FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
QB 14 Bryce Petty (JR) 17 Seth Russell (RS-Fr)
RB 25 Lache Seastrunk (JR) 32 Rashodrick Linwood (RS-Fr)
UB 8 Glasco Martin (SR) 28 Devin Chafin (RS-Fr)
WR 5 Antwan Goodley (JR)
23 Clay Fuller (JR)
IR 16 Tevin Reese (SR)
-- None Listed
IR 42
1
Levi Norwood (JR) OR
Corey Coleman (RS-Fr)
-- None Listed
WR 4
Jay Lee (JR) OR
3 Robbie Rhodes
TE

18
20

Jordan Najvar (SR) OR
Jerod Monk (SR)
15 Gus Penning (JR)
LT 77 Kelvin Palmer (SR) 69 Pat Colbert (SO)
LG 68 Cyril Richardson (SR) 60 LaQuan McGowan (SO)
C 54 Stefan Huber (SR) 55
62
Kyle Fuller (RS-Fr)
Tyler Edwards (JR)
RG 67 Desmine Hilliard (SO) 76 Jason Osei (RS-Fr)
RT 75 Troy Baker (JR)
72

Tre'Von Armstead (RS-FR)

Boxing Cyril's name in red made me die a little inside.  I'm not going to lie to you.

This is one of those situations where listing the team as it is right now is a little misleading regarding what we lose.  Had he not been injured, Spencer Drango would have been our starter at LT.  So we're not really losing our starting LT to graduation, it just looks like it.  I couldn't find a healthy balance that was both representative of the way things should be and the way they are.  I hope young Mr. Feuerbacher is ready to play at TE!

Seniors Graduating: 7 | Starters Leaving: 7

2014-2015:

FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
QB 14 Bryce Petty (SR) 17 Seth Russell (SO)
RB 32 Rashodrick Linwood (SO) 2 Johnny Jefferson (RS-Fr)
UB 28 Devin Chafin (SO)
22 Terence Williams (Fr)
WR 5 Antwan Goodley (SR)
23
16
Clay Fuller (SR) OR
Davion Hall (Fr)
IR 1 Corey Coleman (So) 23 Clay Fuller (SR)
IR 42
Levi Norwood (SR)
-- K.D. Cannon (Fr)
WR 4
3
Jay Lee (JR) OR
Robbie Rhodes (SO)
82
12
Kaleb Moore (SO)
Quan Jones (RS-Fr)
TE

18
20

85 Jordan Feuerbacher (Fr)
LT 75 Spencer Drango (JR)
69 Pat Colbert (JR)
LG 60
61
LaQuan McGowan (JR) OR
Jarell Broxton (JR)
73
62
Blake Muir? (JR) OR
Tyler Edwards (SR)
C 55 Kyle Fuller (SO) 62
74
Tyler Edwards (JR)
Sean Muir? (RS-Fr)
RG 67 Desmine Hilliard (JR) 76 Jason Osei (SO)
RT 75 Troy Baker (SR)
73
18

Blake Muir (JR)
Tre'Von Armstead (SO)

Baylor returns 3 should-be starters on the OL, will have to replace Cyril (as if that was possible), find a center, and do something at TE.  I honestly believe we were going to throw a pass to Armstead last night before Petty got sacked, so that's something.  I'm waving my hands considerably trying to find where the Muir brothers fit in.  It's worth noting that Blake started at Hawaii before transferring to Baylor, so he could be a viable option at several different spots.

Yeah, I'm including freshmen in this.  So what?

Baylor Defense

2013-2014:

FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
RE 11 Terrance Lloyd (SR) 2 Shawn Oakman (SO)
DT 75
96
Andrew Billings (FR) OR
Byron Bonds (FR)
98 Trevor Clemons-Valdez (SO)
NG 95 Beau Blackshear (SO) 93 Suleiman Masumbuko (SO)
LE 31 Chris McAllister (SR) 92 Jamal Palmer (SO)
WLB 15 Brody Trahan (SR) 16 Kendall Ehrlich (RS-Fr)
MLB 5 Eddie Lackey (SR)
20 Aiavion Edwards (RS-Fr)
NB 25 Sam Holl (SR) 1 Prince Kent (SR)
CB 8 K.J. Morton (SR)
22
19
Joe Williams (SR)
Ryan Reid (RS-Fr)
DS 6 Ahmad Dixon (SR) 28 Orion Stewart (RS-Fr)
CS 13 Terrell Burt (SO)
14 Taion Sells (Fr)
CB 3 Demetri Goodson (SR)
18 Xavien Howard (RS-Fr)

Well, that is less than ideal.  Even with the knowledge that Trahan was only starting because Bryce Hager (a junior this year) was injured, Baylor loses at least 7 starters from the defense, including both corners, our WLB, NB, both ends, and starting safety (Ryan Reid is boxed in red on this only because he's in the same box as Joe Williams.  He's not going anywhere).

Seniors Graduating: 10 | Starters Graduating: 7 (or 8)

2014-2015:

FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM
RE 2 Shawn Oakman (JR)
90
49
Javonte Magee (SO)?
Brian Nance (RS-Fr)
DT 75
96
Andrew Billings (SO) OR
Byron Bonds (SO)
98
Trevor Clemons-Valdez (JR)
NG 95 Beau Blackshear (JR) 93 Suleiman Masumbuko (JR)
LE 92 Jamal Palmer (JR) 86
56
Samuel Ukwuachu (JR)
K.J. Smith (RS-Fr)
WLB 5 Grant Campbell (JR)
16
51
Kendall Ehrlich (SO) OR
Taylor Young (RS-Fr)
MLB 44 Bryce Hager (SR)
20 Aiavion Edwards (SO)
NB 4 Kiante Griffin (SO) 52
17
Raaquan Davis (RS-FR) OR
Austin Jupe (RS-Fr)
CB 1
Chris Sanders (JR) OR
19
27
Ryan Reid (RS-Fr)
Tyler Stephenson (SR)
DS 28 Orion Stewart (SO) 12
Alfred Pullom (RS-Fr)
CS 13 Terrell Burt (JR)
14
48
Taion Sells (RS-Fr)
Travon Blanchard (RS-Fr)?
CB 18 Xavien Howard (SO)
3
Tion Wright (SO)

You'll notice a lot of question marks in this post.  They are there for a reason: I have no idea what is going to happen at some of these spots.  Before we added Chris Sanders and Tion Wright, Baylor was going to be extremely young at corner next season.  We might still be.  We also don't have a nickelback on the roster with any game experience to this point.  To state things positively, the secondary should have a ton of good spring training battles!  At this point, the defensive line looks like the obvious strength of the team.  Billings and Bonds will both be a year older after having gone through just their second offseason program with Kaz.  Ukwuachu, the Boise State transfer, can finally play after sitting out a year.

I could easily see Hager and Campbell, should they play together, switch places.  We won't know until the spring!

Thoughts?  Tell me where I went wrong.  Seriously.

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