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Purdue at Minnesota: Depth Charts

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Purdue’s depth chart changes due to its first major injury of the season.

NCAA Football: Purdue at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

For a long time now we haven’t had much change on the depth chart, but that changes this week. We have a major change to announce on the offensive depth chart:

OFFENSE

QB: 1. David Blough 2. Elijah Sindelar

RB: 1. D.J. Knox 2. Markell Jones. 3. Tario Fuller 4. Alexander Horvath

WR: Jared Sparks OR Terry Wright

WR: 1. Rondale Moore 2. Jackson Anthrop 3. Keyron Catlett

WR: Isaac Zico OR Jarrett Burgess

LT: 1. Eric Swingler 2. Michael Mendez

LG: 1. Shane Evans 2. Dennis Edwards

C: 1. Kirk Barron 2. Viktor Beach

RG: 1. Dennis Edwards 2. Bearooz Yacoobi

RT: 1. Matt McCann 2. Eric Swingler

TE: 1. Cole Herdman OR Brycen Hopkins 2. Darius Pittman

Starting left tackle Grant Hermanns has been lost for the rest of the regular season due to knee surgery. It is the same knee where he had a torn ACL last season, but this was a more minor knee scope. The possibility remains to return for any bowl game we make. In the meantime, Eric Swingler moves over to left tackle to start. Swingler filled in well for him last season and has plenty of starting experience. Michael Mendez is also an excellent backup at both tackle spots now.

DEFENSE

DE: 1. Giovanni Reviere 2. Semisi Fakasiieiki

DT: 1. Lorenzo Neal 2. Ray Ellis OR Alex Criddle

DT: 1. Anthony Watts 2. Jeff Marks

DE: 1. Kai Higgins 2. Robert McWilliams III

LB: 1. Markus Bailey 2. Tobias Larry

LB: Cornel Jones OR Derrick Barnes

LB: 1. Derrick Barnes 2. Jaylan Alexander

CB: 1. Antonio Blackmon 2. Dedrick Mackey 3. Kamal Hardy

FS: 1. Navon Mosley 2. Simeon Smiley or Elijah Ball or Cory Trice

SS: 1. Jacob Thieneman 2. Brennan Thieneman

CB: 1. Kenneth Major 2. Tim Cason

This is the first week I have noticed an official shakeup at corner. Antonio Blackmon and Kenneth Major have officially locked down the top two spots, while Dedrick Mackey and Tim Cason are the primary backups. Kamal Hardy has been playing mostly special teams, but has contributed. Cason, Blackmon, and Hardy all graduate, but Hardey and Mackey will be a solid duo going forward.

Punter: 1. Joe Schopper 2. Jake Herr

Kicker: 1. Spencer Evans 2. J.D. Dellinger

Kickoffs: 1. Spencer Evans 2. Myles Homan

Long Snapper: 1. Ben Makowski 2. Ryan Sadkowski

Holder: 1. Joe Schopper 2. Jake Herr

Kick Returns: 1. Rondale Moore 2. D.J. Knox

Punt Returns: 1. Rondale Moore 2. Jackson Anthrop

No changes on special teams, as expected.