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Zips football: The offensive depth chart

By George Thomas Published: August 19, 2012

 Offense (Spread):

QB

13 – Dalton Williams, Sr., 6-4, 221

16 – Kyle Pohl, RFr., 6-3, 206

5 – Steve Franco, Fr., 6-2, 187

 Comments:  Not much of a surprise here, but don’t be surprised if Pohl does see some action.  Bowden is high on both he and Williams.  At this point, Williams won based on that gun he has for an arm and undeniable leadership qualities.

 

X

35 – Keith Sconiers, Jr., 6-0, 171

81 – Tyrell Goodman, Fr., 6-2, 198

88 – Jerrod Dillard, Jr., 6-5, 199

Comments:   Sconiers has been one of the most consistent receivers in camp.  While Goodman, a converted QB, made some nice grabs.  Dillard wasn’t consistent enough in practices.

H

83 – Dee Frieson, Jr., 5-8, 181

22 – Tyler Williams, So., 5-7, 145

17 – Wade Edwards, Fr., 5-8, 170

Comments:  Plays out as expected, but Williams has great hands and catches the ball over the middle.  Edwards was recruited initially for the defense, but Bowden and his staff like his big play capability.

Y

15 – Marquelo Suel, Sr., 6-1, 186

14 – Dylan Potts, Jr., 5-11, 190

11 – Zach D'Orazio, RFr., 6-2, 201

Comments:  Suel made a huge impression on me in the spring game and he continued that through camp.  Potts has only caught everything thrown his way and shows some elusiveness that can only help.  D’Orazio, a converted QB, is the wild card and his status could change depending on when he returns from his injury.  He’s presently on schedule to return by the second game.

Z

3 – L.T. Smith, So., 6-0, 197

12 – Imani Davis, Fr., 5-9, 165

80 – Andrew Pratt, Fr., 6-5, 205

Comments:  Smith has developed chemistry with Williams as has Sconiers.  Davis is pure speed, great hands and a natural at the receivers position.  Pratt, has a boatload of potential to go with that 6-foot-5 height.

TE

84 – Rhyne Ladrach, Sr., 6-5, 250

87 – Anthony Ritossa, So., 6-4, 228

18 – Will Fleming, Jr., 6-4, 230

 Comments: There are no major surprise here.

 

FB

18 – Will Fleming, Jr., 6-4, 230

2 – Broderick Alexander, Jr., 6-0, 211

84 – Rhyne Ladrach, Sr., 6-5, 250

 Comments:  Definitely shows how the FB position is viewed in the spread when TEs are part of the depth chart.

RB

7 – Jawon Chisholm, So., 6-1, 190

34 – Conor Hundley, Fr., 5-10, 203

10 – Hakeem Lawrence, Fr., 5-7, 164

or 32 – Quentin Hines, Sr., 5-11, 190

Comments:  Not a big surprise here as Chisholm ran strong inside and outside camp throughout preseason camp.  Hundley showed the ability to run strong and get outside as well, but has nice hands.  Lawrence arrived in camp late and has obviously made an impression. An initial guess:  he and Hines will continue to battle for that third slot.

RT

65 – Andrew Bice, Sr., 6-4, 284

72 – Joe Petrides, Jr., 6-5, 268

Comments:  No surprise here.  Bice is strong and all business on the field and loves to bowl people over. Additionally he's one of the team's more versatile linemen.

RG

64 – Mitch Straight, Sr., 6-6, 315

78 – Micah Lio, So., 6-8, 308

Comments:  Straight has the experience.

 

C

67 – Travis Switzer, So., 6-2, 280

52 – Vinnie Rizzo, Sr., 6-2, 286

Comments:  Mild surpise here given that Rizzo has significantly more experience, but the coaches must’ve saw something they liked.

 

LG

75 – Dylan Brumbaugh, RFr., 6-5, 287

77 – Andrew Bohan, RFr., 6-3, 262

Comments:  Brumbaugh is a typical Northeast Ohio lineman.  He comes in, does his job and punches out.

 

LT

76 – Jarrod Pughsley, Jr., 6-5, 291

71 – Quaison Osborne, Fr., 6-3, 290

Comments:  Pughsley along with Bice are the two best linemen.   He had the “pleasure” of going up against DE Albert Presley everyday. 

 

 

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