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Ole Miss Releases its UT Martin Depth Chart with Very Few Surprises

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Yes, Laremy Tunsil's starting at left tackle. Don't worry.

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Ole Miss Rebels released an updated depth chart in time for the season opener against the UT Martin Skyhawks as a part of the week's media guide (page 17), confirming suspicions that this game is as tune-uppy as any tune-up game the Rebs could have scheduled. Generally, the depth chart looks exactly as most fans would expect it to. There are plenty of sure things - yes, Robert Nkemdiche is starting - just as there are a handful of yet unanswered questions.

As we now know, Chad Kelly will be taking the first snap at quarterback, but the coaches haven't named any of the three possible options to the season-long starter role, as reflected by the depth chart's proficient use of the conjunction "or" among Kelly, Ryan Buchanan, and Devante Kincade.

(They even put the quarterbacks in alphabetical order, which is perhaps the least controversial way to organize anything.)

Also of note is Cody Core moving outside, giving up his slot position to Quincy Adeboyejo; Akeem Judd cracking the two-deep at halfback; the general uncertainty at linebacker; Tee Shepard and Kendarius Webster being listed as co-starters at one cornerback spot; and the seemingly neverending saga that is the Ole Miss longsnapper position. Will it be Will Few? Will it be Chadwick Lamar? How much more waiting and wanting can our hearts take?

So here it is, and if you've got some thoughts of your own, be sure to let us know in the comments.

OFFENSE

  • WR - Laquon Treadwell (6-2, 210, JR-2L)
    Derrick Jones (6-2, 189, JR-2L)
  • LT - Laremy Tunsil (6-5, 305, JR-2L)
    Christian Morris (6-6, 313, SO-1L)
  • LG - Javon Patterson (6-3, 307, FR-HS)
    Aaron Morris (6-5, 313, SR-4L)
    Daronte Bouldin (6-5, 327, SO-1L)
  • C - Robert Conyers (6-5, 290, JR-2L) OR Ben Still (6-3, 280, SR-3L)
  • RG - Justin Bell (6-2, 347, SR-3L)
    Jordan Sims (6-4, 334, FR-RS)
    Daronte Bouldin (6-5, 327, SO-1L)
  • RT - Fahn Cooper (6-5, 306, SR-1L)
    Sean Rawlings (6-5, 280, FR-RS)
  • TE - Evan Engram (6-3, 227, JR-2L)
    Jeremy Liggins (6-3, 302, JR-1L)
  • WR - Cody Core (6-3, 205, SR-3L)
    Damore'ea Stringfellow (6-2, 220, SO-RS)
  • SLOT - Quincy Adeboyejo (6-3, 195, JR-2L)
    Markell Pack (6-2, 193, SO-1L)
    Quintavius Burdette (5-11, 186, SR-3L)
  • QB - Ryan Buchanan (6-3, 218, SO-1L) OR  Chad Kelly (6-2, 215, JR-JC) OR  DeVante Kincade (6-0, 184, SO-1L)
  • RB - Jaylen Walton (5-8, 172, SR-3L)
    Jordan Wilkins (6-1, 214, SO-1L) OR Akeem Judd (5-11, 222, JR-RS)

DEFENSE

  • DE - Fadol Brown (6-4, 280, JR-1L)
    Channing Ward (6-4, 279, SR-3L)
  • DT - Robert Nkemdiche (6-4, 296, JR-2L)
    D.J. Jones (6-0, 324, JR-JC) OR Breeland Speaks (6-3, 313, FR-RS)
  • NT - Woodrow Hamilton (6-3, 319, SR-3L) OR Issac Gross (6-1, 240, SR-3L)
  • DE - Marquis Haynes (6-3, 220, SO-1L)
    John Youngblood (6-3, 255, JR-2L)
  • OLB (Stinger) - Denzel Nkemdiche (5-11, 208, SR-3L) OR DeMarquis Gates (6-2, 217, SO-1L)
  • MLB - C.J. Johnson (6-2, 225, SR-4L) OR Terry Caldwell (6-1, 216, JR-JC)
    Christian Russell (6-0, 232, SR-1L) OR Temario Strong (6-0, 211, JR-2L)
  • Nickel (Huskie) - Tony Conner (6-0, 215, JR-2L)
    A.J. Moore (6-0, 199, SO-1L)
  • CB - Kendarius Webster (5-11, 180, SO-1L) OR Tee Shepard (6-1, 195, JR-RS)
    Carlos Davis (5-8, 171, JR-2L)
  • Rover - Mike Hilton (5-9, 184, SR-3L)
    C.J. Moore (5-11, 190, SO-1L)
    Zedrick Woods (5-11, 197, FR-HS)
  • FS - Trae Elston (5-11, 195, SR-3L)
    Chief Brown (6-1, 202, SR-3L) OR C.J. Hampton (6-0, 179, SO-1L)
  • CB - Tony Bridges (6-0, 183, JR-JC)
    Kailo Moore (5-10, 195, JR-2L)

SPECIALISTS

  • PK - Gary Wunderlich (6-0, 188, SO-1L)
    Andy Pappanastos (5-11, 194, SO-1L)
  • P - Will Gleeson (6-3, 197, SO-1L)
    Gary Wunderlich (6-0, 188, SO-1L)
  • KO - Nathan Noble (6-3, 224, JR-2L)
    Gary Wunderlich (6-0, 188, SO-1L)
  • Holder - Ryan Buchanan (6-3, 218, SO-1L)
    Will Gleeson (6-3, 197, SO-1L)
  • LS - Will Few (6-3, 232, JR-Sq.) OR Chadwick Lamar (6-1, 212, FR-RS)
  • KR - Jaylen Walton (5-8, 172, SR-3L)
    Carlos Davis (5-8, 171, JR-2L)
    Kailo Moore (5-10, 195, JR-2L)
  • PR - Carlos Davis (5-8, 171, JR-2L)
    Markell Pack (6-2, 193, SO-1L)