April 15, 2012

Analyzing the post-spring depth chart

Position-by-position thoughts on the end-of-spring depth chart Tulane released late this week.

WR (X)

Ryan Grant
Brent Comardelle

WR (Z)

Wilson Van Hooser
Justyn Shackleford

Comment: The only surprise is Comardelle cracking the depth chart at No. 2, but he had a good spring. For whatever reason, he fell into the doghouse of the previous staff last year after a promising freshman season and was no factor until the season finale at Hawaii. If three receiver positions were listed instead of two and a fullback, Shackleford would be a starter and Xavier Rush would appear. It is not clear who the No. 6 wideout would be.

LT

Nate Skold
Arturo Uzdavinis

LG

Adam Skidmore
Mike Henry

C

Zach Morgan
Mike Henry

RG

Rio Mares
Mike Henry

RT

Eric Jones
Sean Donnelly

Comment: This is the scariest part of the roster because so many of these guys are unproven and the previous staff's track record of recruiting offensive linemen was pretty poor. Skold, Skidmore and Mares have combined for zero starts. Skold, who will protect Ryan Griffin's blind size, was redshirted last year. Mares played in only six games. That's too much inexperience. Jones and Morgan, the two seniors, need to have big years.



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