Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 Recruiting Wrap Up: Assessing the Depth Chart - WR and TE

The dawgs picked up 5 players who are expected to have big impact in the passing game. Here are a look at the wide receiver and tight end depth charts.

Depth Chart - Wide Receiver
1. Tavarres King, Redshirt Junior
2. Marlon Brown, Junior
3. Malcolm Mitchell, Freshman
4. Rantavious Wooten, Junior
5. Israel Troupe, Redshirt Junior
6. Michael Bennet, Redshirt Freshman
7. Chris Conley, Freshman
8. Justin Scott-Wesley, Freshman
9. Sanford Seay, Freshman

With the departure of AJ Green and Kris Durham, the only spot that appears to be guaranteed is Taverres King's. Marlon Borwn came in as a five star recruit, but has failed to live up to the hype at this point. I think he will be given every chance to start and will most likely hold that job come opening day. After that, it is a wide open race. Wooten showed flashes in 2009 but almost completely disappeared last fall. Minus one touchdown catch against Auburn, Israel Troupe's career has been almost non-existent. And I have heard much about Michael Bennett. As for the incoming freshman, I expect at least two of the four to see playing time this fall. Malcolm Mitchell appears to have the talent to make an impact soon. Chris Conley enrolled early and will have a leg up on the other guys. Scott-Wesley may see action as well. I fully expect Seay to redshirt.

Depth Chart - Tight End
1. Orson Charles, Junior
2. Aron White, Redshirt Senior
3. Arthur Lynch, Redshirt Sophomore
4. Jay Rome, Freshman

I originally expect Jay Rome to redshirt this fall, but with the permanent move of Bruce Figgins to fullback, my outlook has changed. i expect we will see a lot of multi tight end sets, particularly with Orson Charles lined up as more of a slot receiver than a tight end. Figgins was the best blocking tight end on the roster, so if Rome shows his blocking skills off early, he may pass Lynch for playing time.


Unknown said...

I think Lynch (if given the chance)will be a very solid blocking TE and has shown in the SPring game that he can catch and run. with the hype of Rome who knows if they will give him a chance.

Unknown said...

I think if given a chance Lynch will be a very solid blocker and as we saw in the Spring game he can catch and run. With all of the Rome hype I am not sure he will get that chance. When he was a FRosh he showed he was fully capable of being the number 1blocking TE

AthensHomerDawg said...

So Bean is back on the Offensive side of the ball???