Ohio State will be missing both of its starting defensive ends for this week’s game against Maryland. Senior Jonathon Cooper is out due to injury, and junior Chase Young will miss the game as Ohio State investigates possible NCAA rules violations.
Junior LT Thayer Munford is off the injury report and officially good to go. That means that the starting five of Munford, Jonah Jackson, Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis, and Branden Bowen is back.
The return of starting RT Branden Bowen and starting DE Tyreke Smith are the biggest changes on this week’s Ohio State depth chart.
Due to a rash of injuries up front, the Buckeyes will be starting a different defensive line than the week prior for the third-consecutive week. Last Saturday against Indiana, it was Chase Young, Davon Hamilton, Jashon Cornell, and Tyreke Smith getting the start, but now with the news that Smith is out this week, he will be replaced by sophomore defensive end Tyler Friday or true freshman Zach Harrison.
The Ohio State depth chart has a few notable changes for the Buckeyes’ week three matchup with Indiana. One is the return of senior LB Justin Hilliard, who is now listed at a new position.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to host in-state opponent Cincinnati on Saturday in Ohio Stadium. Friday morning, the Bucks released a depth chart for this weekend’s game.
Spring football is now over and done with for the Ohio State Buckeyes, which means it is time to try and piece together what the depth chart looks like. Yesterday, we looked at the offense, so today we will move on to the defense. With the bulk of the defensive starters returning from last season, the depth chart shouldn’t look too differently…
Spring football is now over and done with for the Ohio State Buckeyes, which means it is time to try and piece together what the depth chart looks like. Today, we will start with the offense and only project those players who are currently on campus. Transfer Jonah Jackson won’t be mentioned below because he is still at Rutgers…
There’s an inherent problem with projecting an Ohio State spring defensive depth chart without knowing exactly what kind of defense the Buckeyes are going to employ in 2019. I have been told that they are looking at more of a nickel look with a full-time hybrid linebacker/safety that both Maryland and Michigan used last season.
Spring camp is still a little more than six weeks away, which means there is no time like the present to begin our nearly-exhausting look at the Ohio State football depth chart. This will be our first guess at the opening two-deep for spring ball. The projection here is based on history, conversations, projections, and complete guessing.