Friday, February 4, 2011

2011 Recruiting Wrap Up: Assessing the Depth Chart - Running Backs

Depth Chart - Tailbacks
1. Isaiah Crowell, Freshman
2. Washaun Ealey, Junior
3. Caleb King, Redshirt Senior
4. Ken Malcome, Redshirt Freshman
5. Carlton Thomas, Redshirt Junior

Based on Coach Richt's comments and the performance of Ealey and King in 2010, right now I have to believe Isaiah Crowell will be the starting running back come September. The coaching staff has made it clear that they will not have another case of "Knowshirting" and Crowell will definitely get his touches with the first team in summer practice. Even if Crowell earns the #1 spot, I expect Ealey, King, and Malcome to be part of the offensive gameplan. G-Day may help determine the pecking order for these guys. I am sure that the days of Carlton Thomas running the ball up the middle should be over.

Depth Chart - Fullbacks
1. Bruce Figgins, Redshirt Senior
2. Alexander Ogletree, Sophomore
3. Josh Sailors, Senior and Kevin Lanier, Redshirt Sophomore

The decision to move Figgins fulltime could potentially pay huge dividends come this fall. During his time as OC, Bobo has used the fullback in the passing game a lot. Figgins will be perfect in the role. Zander Ogletree proved to be worth his scholarship last fall and will see plenty of playing time as well. Beyond Ogletree and Figgins, walkons make up the remainder of the fullback depth chart.

1 comment:

Paul said...

If Carlton can even get in the game let's hope they get him out in space where he has always been able to do the most damage.