Post-Spring Depth Chart Released

By Jason Priestas on May 16, 2012 at 3:09p

Urban Meyer and staff released the team's post-spring two-deep today and aside from Doran Grant moving into position as a co-starter with Travis Howard at one of the cornerback spots, not much else is surprising.

Ohio State lists three starting wide receivers: Evan Spencer, Corey Brown (slot) and Devin Smith. Michael Thomas, the breakout star of the spring game with 12 receptions, is listed as the backup to Smith.

Other true freshmen on the 2nd team include Jacoby Boren at center, Taylor Decker at right tackle and Luke Roberts and Josh Perry, both at linebacker.

Jordan Hall tops the running back slot, with Carlos Hyde as his backup.

The offensive line as it stands right now: Jack Mewhort (LT), Andrew Norwell (LG), Corey Linsley (C), Marcus Hall (RG) and Reid Fragel (RT). Backing those five up will be former defender Daryl Baldwin and Tommy Brown at left tackle and left guard, respectively, Boren at center, Antonio Underwood at right guard and Decker at right tackle.

Defense, where things turn fearsome, features a front of John Simon (LE), Johnathan Hankins (NT), Garrett Goebel (NT) and the combo of Adam Bellamy and Nathan Williams at the other defensive end.

Your first team linebackers: Curtis Grant in the middle, flanked by Ryan Shazier and Etienne Sabino. This group gets my heart rate up. Can't wait to see them on the field together.

While fall camp is still a couple of months away, Meyer's depth charts typically carry a bit more meaning than the two-deeps put out by Tressel in year's past. While a depth chart under the old regime was often a guideline and sometimes didn't change from week-to-week regardless of what actually transpired on the field with new starters emerging, Meyer has made it known that these are the guys that will have to be beaten to earn a crack at playing time.

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