Offensive line shuffled in MSU’s preseason depth chart
Chicago — Michigan State released its preseason depth chart on Monday giving an indication of where things stand after spring practice and heading into preseason camp which begins Aug. 6.
The depth chart does not include incoming freshmen who did not particiapate in spring practice, transfers or first-year walk-ons.
It does continue to list fifth-year senior Tyler O’Connor and junior Damion Terry as the co-starters at quarterback and all three running backs — junior Gerald Holmes and sophomores LJ Scott and Madre London — are listed No. 1.
The most eye-opening movement is along the offensive line where fifth-year senior Kodi Kieler is the starter at center. A starter at right tackle the last two season, Kieler worked some at center in the spring and was listed as co-starter with junior Brian Allen.
Allen is now No. 1 at left guard with sixth-year senior Brandon Clemons and fifth-year senior Benny McGowan the starters at right guard. Sophomore David Beedle gets the nod as the No. 1 left tackle as junior Dennis Finley and senior Miguel Machado are the co-starters at right tackle.
Odds are the shuffling will continue in camp and the starting offensive line could look far different than the first depth chart indicates.
On the defensive side, redshirt freshman Raquean Williams is the starter at defensive tackle, a spot that will likely include graduate transfer Kevin Williams.
MICHIGAN STATE PRESEASON DEPTH CHART
Does not include incoming freshmen who didn’t participate in spring practice, transfers or first-year walk-ons.
X WR – Felton Davis OR Monty Madaris / Edward Barksdale
LT – David Beedle / Cole Chewins
LG – Brian Allen / Kodi Kieler
C – Kodi Kieler / Brian Allen
RG – Brandon Clemons OR Benny McGowan / Chase Gianacakos
RT – Dennis Finley OR Miguel Machado / Thiyo Lukusa
TE – Josiah Price OR Jamal Lyles / Matt Sokol
Z WR – R.J. Shelton / Donnie Corley
FL – Darrell Stewart Jr. / Brandon Sowards
QB – Tyler O’Connor OR Damion Terry / Brian Lewerke
FB – Delton Williams / Collin Lucas
RB – Gerald Holmes OR LJ Scott OR Madre London / Delton Williams
DE – Demetrius Cooper / Dillon Alexander
DT – Raequan Williams / Cassius Peat
NT – Malik McDowell / Gerald Owens
DE – Evan Jones / Robert Bowers
STAR – Andrew Dowell / T.J. Harrell
MIKE – Riley Bullough / Shane Jones
SAM – Jon Reschke / Chris Frey
FC – Darian Hicks / Tyson Smith
FS – Demetrious Cox / Matt Morrissey
BS – Montae Nicholson / Khari Willis
BC – Montae Nicholson / Vayante Copeland
KO – Kevin Cronin / Brett Scanlon
PK – Michael Geiger / Kevin Cronin
P – Jake Hartbarger / Tyler O’Connor