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Purdue at Nebraska: Depth Charts!

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No real movement this week coming off of a bye.

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It's been two weeks since we last had a game and we have learned a few things regarding the depth charts. We learned that Sean Robinson is now definitely out for the season, as he has scheduled surgery for his torn ACL. We have also seen B.J. Knauf ruled out for awhile with a broken clavicle. We're taking a very young team to Lincoln, as the depth charts here show:

QB: 1. Austin Appleby 2. Danny Etling

RB: 1. Akeem Hunt 2. Raheem Mostert OR Keyante Green

WR: 1. DeAngelo Yancey 2. Gregory Phillips

WR: 1. Danny Anthrop 2. Cameron Posey

WR: 1. Cameron Posey 2. Dan Monteroso

LT: 1. David Hedelin 2. Cameron Cermin

LG: 1. Jason King 2. Jason Tretter

C: 1. Robert Kugler 2. Cameron Cermin

RG: 1. Jordan Roos 2. Corey Clements

RT: 1. J.J. Prince 2. Cameron Cermin

TE: 1. Gabe Holmes 2. Justin Sinz

Defense

DT: 1. Jake Replogle 2. Michael Rouse III

NG: 1. Ra'Zahn Howard 2. Ryan Watson

DE: 1. Ryan Russell 2. Evan Panfil

RE: 1. Jalani Phillips 2. Gelen Robinson

MLB: 1. Ja'Whaun Bentley 2. Garrett Hudson

WLB: 1. Danny Ezechukwu 2. Andy James Garcia

SLB: 1. Jimmy Herman 2. Andy James Garcia

CB: 1. Anthony Brown 2. Leroy Clark

SS: 1. Frankie Williams 2. Taylor Richards

FS: 1. Landon Feichter 2. Austin Logan

CB: 1. Antoine Lewis 2. Da'Wan Hunte

Kickoffs: Paul Griggs

Some notes:

  • Cameron Posey is back with the No. 1 offense. He only has 8 catches for 73 yards after being one of Purdue's top receivers in 2013 with a 26-297-3 line. When Etling was starting Posey simply wasn't being targeted (he was also suspended in the season opener). Purdue could really get him and DeAngelo Yancey more involved away from Danny Anthrop to be more diverse.
  • Antoine Lewis is still No. 1 at corner, but Leroy Clark has been playing more and more of late in his place.
  • Assuming Clark becomes the starter over Lewis, Purdue will have only three seniors starting on the defense this weekend in Feichter, Russell, and Phillips. That could be good for the future, but this is a defense that will be tested on Saturday.
  • The offensive line come together nicely with five quality starters and Cameron Cermin as the first guy off the bench who can play any position. All five starters return next year too.
  • Purdue starts only two seniors on offense in Hunt and Sinz/Holmes, so the offense definitely has some promise going forward.
  • With a strong read-option game between Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Ameer Abdullah the play of Purdue's young linebackers will be critical. How will Ezechukwu and Bentley fare?
  • There are no real additions to the chart coming out of the bye week. With four games left no redshirts will be burned unless absolutely necessary. By my tracking the true freshmen that have played are Trae Hart, Gelen Robinson, D.J. Knox, Ja'Whaun Bentley, and Gregory Phillips. Knox does not have a carry, but has been instrumental on special teams.