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Re-Thinking Defensive Depth Chart Before Spring Game

By Brandon Castel

Spring GameCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Believe it or not, today’s practice will be the 14th and final workout of the spring for the Ohio State Buckeyes before they take the field at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday.

The annual Scarlet and Gray Spring Game will be the last of 15 practices this spring, and the team will look a little different in the fall with the addition of guys like Vonn Bell, Mike Mitchell and Trey Johnson on defense.

Here’s a closer look at where the depth chart stands heading into the spring game and the long summer months of conditioning that will lead Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes into a critical fall camp this August.

STRONGSIDE DEFENSIVE END
92 Adolphus Washington (6-3, 292, So.)
88 Steve Miller (6-3, 252, Jr.)
50 J.T. Moore (6-3, 262, rJr.)
94 Rashad Frazier (6-4, 271, rJr.)

NOSE TACKLE
(Editor’s note: Blackman was moved to defense from offensive line in the middle of spring camp.)

51 Joel Hale (6-4, 309, Jr.)
72 Chris Carter (6-4, 341, rSo.)
64 Ivon Blackman (6-3, 320, Sr.)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
(Editor’s note: Schutt has been limited this spring by an ankle sprain.)

63 Michael Bennett (6-3, 285, Jr.)
+90 Tommy Schutt (6-2, 303, So.)
*93 Tracy Sprinkle (6-2, 265, Fr.)

WEAKSIDE DEFENSIVE END (LEO)
8 Noah Spence (6-3, 247, So.)
34 Jamal Marcus (6-2, 230, So.)
*59 Tyquan Lewis (6-3, 237, Fr.)

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER (WILL)
(Editor’s note: Shazier has been limited this spring as he recovers from offseason surgery for a sports hernia.)

+10 Ryan Shazier (6-1, 222, Jr.)
21 David Perkins (6-2, 228, So.)

MIDDLE LINEBACKER (MIKE)
14 Curtis Grant (6-3, 241, Jr.)
5 Camren Williams (6-1, 231, So.)

STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER (SAM)
37 Josh Perry (6-4, 243, So.)
38 Craig Fada (6-0, 226, rFr.)

STAR 1 (NICKEL)
23 Tyvis Powell (6-3, 201, rFr.)
11 Adam Griffin (5-8, 183, rSo.)

STAR 2 (DIME)
(Editor’s note: The Buckeyes have been experimenting with some dime sets on defense with two safeties at the inside “Star” position.)

3 Corey Brown (6-1, 201, rSr.)
*16 Cam Burrows (6-0, 202, Fr.)

BOUNDARY CORNERBACK
(Editor’s note: Roby has been limited this spring by a shoulder injury. He’s unlikely to play Saturday.)

+1 Bradley Roby (5-11, 193, rJr.)
24 Armani Reeves (5-10, 197, So.)

FIELD CORNERBACK
12 Doran Grant (5-11, 191, Jr.)
*16 Cam Burrows (6-0, 202, Fr.) OR
*13 Eli Apple (6-1, 188, Fr.)

FREE SAFETY
2 Christian Bryant (5-10, 192, Sr.)
20 Ron Tanner (6-0, 200, rSo.)

STRONG SAFETY
4 C.J. Barnett (6-1, 203, rSr.)
3 Corey Brown (6-1, 201, rSr.)

Key
*Denotes an early enrollee
+ Means a player is currently injured and could miss the spring game

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