Projected Depth Chart: Defense

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Projected Fall Depth Chart: Defense

By Brandon Castel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Regardless of rankings, the Buckeyes were lackluster on defense in 2011. It culminated with a 40-34 loss to Michigan in the regular season finale.

That was the final regular season game in the tenure of interim head coach Luke Fickell, but the former OSU defensive standout was retained as the defensive coordinator in Columbus under new head coach Urban Meyer.

Here is a stab at projecting Fickell’s depth chart on defense to start fall camp. 

WEAKSIDE DEFENSIVE END (LEO)

54 John Simon (6-2, 260, Sr.)
88 Steve Miller (6-3, 255, So.)
*8 Noah Spence (6-3, 240, Fr.)  
50 J.T. Moore (6-3, 250, rSo.)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

52 Johnathan Hankins (6-4, 317, Jr.)
63 Michael Bennett (6-3, 277, So.)
*90 Tommy Schutt (6-2, 305, Fr.)

NOSE TACKLE

53 Garrett Goebel (6-4, 285, rSr.)
51 Joel Hale (6-4, 295, So.)
72 Chris Carter (6-4, 358, rFr.)

STRONGSIDE DEFENSIVE END

93 Adam Bellamy (6-4, 292, rJr.)
*92 Adolphus Washington (6-3, 289, Fr.)
11 Se’Von Pittman (6-3, 259, Fr.)

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER (WILL)

10 Ryan Shazier (6-1, 226, So.)
*25 David Perkins (6-2, 220, Fr.) OR
*5 Camren Williams (6-1, 225, Fr.)

MIDDLE LINEBACKER (MIKE)

14 Curtis Grant (6-3, 235, So.)
36 Connor Crowell (6-1, 233, rFr.)
42 Luke Roberts (6-2, 230, Fr.)
48 Joe Burger (6-1, 225, Fr.)

STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER (SAM)

6 Etienne Sabino (6-3, 237, rSr.)
15 Josh Perry (6-4, 231, Fr.) OR
59 Stewart Smith (6-3, 240, Sr.)
*34 Jamal Marcus (6-2, 225, Fr.)

NICKEL BACK (STAR)
2 Christian Bryant (5-10, 190, Jr.)
3 Corey Brown (6-1, 197, rJr.)
*30 De’van Bogard (6-0, 197, Fr.)

CORNERBACK

25 Bradley Roby (5-11, 185 rSo.)
9 Adam Griffin (5-8, 180, rSo.)
*24 Armani Reeves (5-9, 185, Fr.)

CORNERBACK

7 Travis Howard (6-1, 196, rSr.)
12 Doran Grant (5-11, 188, So.)
23 Tyvis Powell (6-3, 196, Fr.)
*16 Najee Murray (5-9, 178, Fr.)

SAFETY

2 Christian Bryant (5-10, 190, Jr.)
19 Orhian Johnson (6-3, 210, rSr.)
28 Ron Tanner (6-0, 192, rFr.)

SAFETY

4 C.J. Barnett (6-1, 202, rJr.)
3 Corey Brown (6-1, 197, rJr.)
+21 Jamie Wood (6-1, 207, rJr.) ~ Shoulder surgery in Jan.

KEY

Projected Starter
*Summer enrollee
+Missed all or part of spring because of injury

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