Amy Pagitt of SicEm365 was kind enough to let the world see Baylor football’s newest depth chart early yesterday:
Baylor's post-Spring depth chart pic.twitter.com/9aRLUml650— Amy Pagitt (@AP_SicEm365) July 18, 2017
Here are my thoughts:
*Offensive line depth makes this a difficult season to predict- While Sam Tecklenburg will have a challenge transitioning to center, the Bears top six lineman are all quality players. The issue is what happens if multiple freshmen are asked to face the gauntlet of Baylor’s early schedule. If the Bear’s offensive line stays healthy, the 2017 Bears should be quite a bit better than the 2016 Bears. If multiple freshmen are starting on the offensive line in October, getting bowl eligible would shock the world.
*Blake Lynch will play a lot- Don’t let his place on this depth chart fool you. From Craig Smoak of ESPN 1660:
Rhule on WR Blake Lynch: "I think he's one of the special players on the team and in the conference. I hope we do a good job featuring him."— Craig Smoak (@CraigSmoak) July 18, 2017
*Terence Williams will be out a while- Shehan Jeyarajah of Baylor Die Hards noted Matt Rhule claimed he has a “significant” shoulder injury. Hopefully he gets back by early October.
*Ish Wilson could regain his starting job, if he hasn’t already- Rhule referenced him as one of four returners on the first team offensive line.
*Chris Platt seems likely to actually play both ways- At Temple, Rhule played guys on both sides of the ball.
*I still think Zach Smith will win the starting job- Rhule mentioned all three guys and brought up Anu Solomon’s work at Arizona, but as Rhule stated “Smith has all the talent in the world.” I believe that will win him the job.
*Buy Davion Hall stock- He’s held the starting spot on the depth chart on every release. His talent is immense, and he’s in his second year after making the switch from wide receiver.