Oregon Ducks Wk. 4 depth chart vs. Stanford
Week 4 depth chart released ahead of Stanford
Oregon head football coach Mario Cristobal releases his depth chart ahead of Pac-12 conference play week one vs. the Stanford Cardinal.
Quarterback - (still) Herbert, duh!
Starting quarterback, and no surprise here, is junior Justin Herbert.
More interestingly, sophomore backup QB Braxton Burmeister Backups did not suit up for last week against San Jose State due to a minor injury on his knee (timetable for return approximately two weeks). Freshman Tyler Shough will be the backup to Herbert. Shough saw a few snaps of playing time over the course of non-conference play, however, we have yet to see him air the ball.
Senior Tony Brooks-James has earned this spot through his career at Oregon, but the real question these past few weeks has been who will be the guys coming in after Brooks-James?
It has been a different back each week for the Ducks to come in after Brooks-James. Week one, we saw freshman Travis Dye; weeks 2-3 was Rs-Freshman CJ Verdell. But we have also seen all the parts of Oregon's rushing attack see playing minutes. This week vs. Stanford may be more of the same as in the non-conference schedule with Oregon using each running back in different situations.
Listed on the "depth chart" for week four vs. Stanford is the running backs listed in simply numerical order.
There has been an issue with dropped balls for these Ducks wide receivers. But the starters remain the same: junior Dillon Mitchell and sophomore Jaylon Redd. In the third spot is either sophomore Johnny Johnson III or junior Brenden Schooler (however Schooler is questionable as of today with a possible concussion).
After a 66-yard TD catch and run, junior Jacob Breeland earns the starting spot at TE vs. Stanford. However, Cristobal continues to rave about junior Ryan Bay and you've seen what senior Kano Dillon can do with the ball in the redzone.
The offensive line continues to be dominant. Freshman Penei Sewell and junior Dallas Warmack both left the game vs. San Jose State with an injury last Saturday, but Cristobal said this morning that both have been cleared for Stanford this upcoming Saturday.
Starters: Freshman Penei Sewell (LT), junior Shane Lemieux (LG), senior Jake Hanson (C), junior Dallas Warmack (RG), junior Calvin Throckmorton (RT).
The usual three-headed monster up front for this Oregon defensive attack. Lead by senior Jalen Jelks, sophomores Jordon Scott and Austin Faoliu round out this front.
With 11 double-digit tackle games in his career, junior Troy Dye leads this dynamic linebacker core consisting of seniors Justin Hollins and Kaulana Apelu and junior La’Mar Winston Jr.
Justin Hollins is the only Pac-12 player to record a sack in every game so far this season.
The sophomore youngsters of Thomas Graham Jr. and Deommodore Lenoir lead this cornerbacks group.
Behind them lie freshmen Verone McKinnley III, Kahlef Hailassie, and Haki Woods Jr.
Senior Ugo Amadi has been everywhere in the Ducks backfield and on special teams. His backup at free safety is freshman Jevon Holland, who grabbed an interception last Saturday vs. San Jose State.
Alongside Amadi at safety is where the competition gets close between sophomore Nick Pickett and Brady Breeze and senior Mattrell McGraw. All listed as “or” on the depth chart.
PK/KO- Adam Stack or Zach Emerson. Stack is coming off an injury but Cristobal confirmed he is good to go for Stanford.
P- Blake Maimone or Tom Snee
DS- Devin Melendez
KS- Karsten Battles
HLD- Blake Maimone
KR- Tony Brooks-James, Jaylon Redd
PR- Ugo Amadi