Projected Depth Chart: How the defense ranked in recruiting

Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by BMF, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. BMF

    BMF Bad Mother....
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Messages:
    13,685
    Oxbucks:
    $14,706
    Ratings:
    +20,396 / -281
    Same as the other thread, but w/ the defense.

    Projected Depth Chart: How the defense ranked in recruiting

    https://247sports.com/college/flori...w-the-defense-ranked-in-recruiting-145266501/

    STRONG-SIDE DEFENSIVE END
    Projected Starter

    Zachary Carter - 6-4, 263 lbs. - Redshirt Junior
    4-star (2017) - No. 3 strong-side defensive end; No. 130 overall in America; No. 23 Florida

    Projected Backup

    Khris Bogle - 6-6, 216 lbs. - Sophomore
    4-star (2019) - No. 3 weak-side defensive end; No. 71 overall in America; No. 10 Florida

    The Next Guys Up

    Andrew Chatfield - 6-0, 243 lbs. - Redshirt Sophomore
    4-star (2018) - No. 13 weak-side defensive end; No. 213 overall in America; No. 38 Florida

    Princely Umanmielen - 6-4, 249 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 9 strong-side defensive end; No. 242 overall in America; No. 38 Texas

    Johnnie Brown - 6-2, 250 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 22 defensive tackle; No. 226 overall in America; No. 34 Florida

    ______________

    RUSH END
    Projected Starter

    Brenton Cox - 6-4, 247 lbs. - Redshirt Sophomore
    5-star (2018) - No. 2 strong-side defensive end; No. 23 overall in America; No. 5 Georgia

    Projected Backup

    Jeremiah Moon - 6-6, 228 lbs. - Redshirt Senior
    4-star (2016) - No. 20 outside linebacker; No. 307 overall in America; No. 8 Alabama

    The Next Guys Up

    Mohamoud Diabate - 6-2, 213 lbs. - Sophomore
    4-star (2019) - No. 6 outside linebacker; No. 109 overall in America; No. 6 Alabama

    David Reese - 6-0, 220 lbs. - Redshirt Sophomore
    4-star (2018) - No. 20 outside linebacker; No. 297 overall in America; No. 53 Florida

    Lloyd Summerall - 6-5, 214 lbs. - Redshirt Freshman
    4-star (2019) - No. 15 weak-side defensive end; No. 243 overall in America; No. 36 Florida

    Antwaun Powell - 6-3, 234 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 10 weak-side defensive end; No. 182 overall in America; No. 3 Virginia

    ______________

    NOSE TACKLE
    Projected Starter

    Kyree Campbell - 6-3, 304 lbs. - Senior
    3-star (2017) - No. 1 prep defensive tackle; No. 1 prep overall in America; No. 1 prep Pennsylvania

    Projected Backup

    Elijah Conliffe - 6-4, 312 lbs. - Redshirt Junior
    4-star (2017) - No. 18 defensive tackle; No. 310 overall in America; No. 12 Virginia

    The Next Guys Up

    Lamar Goods - 6-3, 310 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 36 defensive tackle; No. 359 overall in America; No. 4 Connecticut

    Jaelin Humphries - 6-4, 320 lbs. - Redshirt Freshman
    4-star (2019) - No. 20 defensive tackle; No. 264 overall in America; No. 29 Georgia

    ______________

    DEFENSIVE TACKLE
    Projected Starter

    Tedarrell Slaton - 6-5, 358 lbs. - Senior
    4-star (2017) - No. 3 offensive guard; No. 69 overall in America; No. 12 Florida

    Projected Backup

    Gervon Dexter - 6-6, 286 lbs. - Freshman
    5-star (2020) - No. 3 defensive tackle; No. 12 overall in America; No. 1 Florida

    The Next Guys Up

    Marlon Dunlap - 6-3, 295 lbs. - Redshirt Senior
    4-star (2016) - No. 79 defensive tackle; No. 1,289 overall in America; No. 53 North Carolina

    Jalen Lee - 6-3, 294 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 37 defensive tackle; No. 361 overall in America; No. 16 Louisiana

    ______________

    LINEBACKER
    Projected Starters

    James Houston - 6-1, 233 lbs. - Redshirt Junior
    4-star (2017) - No. 43 outside linebacker; No. 649 overall in America; No. 83 Florida

    Ventrell Miller - 6-0, 222 lbs. - Redshirt Junior
    4-star (2017) - No. 36 outside linebacker; No. 570 overall in America; No. 76 Florida

    Projected Backups

    Tyron Hopper - 6-2, 215 lbs. - Redshirt Freshman
    4-star (2019) - No. 4 outside linebacker; No. 88 overall in America; No. 11 Georgia

    Lacedrick Brunson - 6-1, 229 lbs. - Redshirt Junior
    2-star (2017) - No. 156 outside linebacker; N/A overall in America; No. 355 Florida

    The Next Guys Up

    Derek Wingo - 6-2, 210 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 5 outside linebacker; No. 63 overall in America; No. 13 Florida

    Jesiah Pierre - 6-2, 225 lbs. - Redshirt Freshman
    3-star (2019) - No. 49 outside linebacker; No. 718 overall in America; No. 87 Florida

    ______________

    CORNERBACKS
    Projected Starters

    Marco Wilson - 6-0, 190 lbs. - Redshirt Junior
    4-star (2017) - No. 25 cornerback; No. 183 overall in America; No. 29 Florida

    Kaiir Elam - 6-2, 187 lbs. - Sophomore
    4-star (2019) - No. 6 cornerback; No. 48 overall in America; No. 7 Florida

    Projected Backups

    Jaydon Hill - 6-0, 175 lbs. - Sophomore
    4-star (2019) - No. 32 cornerback; No. 323 overall in America; No. 13 Alabama

    Chester Kimbrough - 5-11, 172 lbs. - Sophomore
    3-star (2019) - No. 45 cornerback; No. 452 overall in America; No. 19 Louisiana

    The Next Guys Up

    Jahari Rogers - 6-0, 170 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 7 cornerback; No. 86 overall in America; No. 11 Texas

    Ethan Pouncey - 6-1, 160 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 11 cornerback; No. 174 overall in America; No. 26 Florida

    Avery Helm - 6-2, 170 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 23 cornerback; No. 341 overall in America; No. 48 Texas

    Fenley Graham - 5-9, 171 lbs. - Freshman
    3-star (2020) - No. 33 cornerback; No. 471 overall in America; No. 66 Florida

    ______________

    NICKELBACK
    Projected Starter

    Amari Burney - 6-2, 224 lbs. - Junior
    4-star (2018) - No. 14 safety; No. 178 overall in America; No. 31 Florida

    Projected Backup

    Tre'Vez Johnson - 5-11, 175 lbs. - Freshman
    3-star (2020) - No. 41 safety; No. 473 overall in America; No. 67 Florida

    The Next Guy Up

    Christopher McWilliams - 5-11, 184 lbs. - Redshirt Senior
    3-star (2016) - No. 132 cornerback; N/A overall in America; No. 198 Florida

    ______________

    SAFETY
    Projected Starters

    Shawn Davis - 5-11, 185 lbs. - Senior
    3-star (2017) - No. 41 cornerback; No. 353 overall in America; No. 43 Florida

    Brad Stewart - 6-0, 200 lbs. - Senior
    4-star (2017) - No. 19 cornerback; No. 150 overall in America; No. 6 Louisiana

    Projected Backups

    Donovan Stiner - 6-1, 203 lbs. - Senior
    3-star (2017) - No. 57 safety; No. 768 overall in America; No. 108 Texas

    Trey Dean - 6-3, 194 lbs. - Junior
    4-star (2018) - No. 17 safety; No. 195 overall in America; No. 23 Georgia

    The Next Guys Up

    Quincy Lenton - 5-11, 205 lbs. - Redshirt Senior
    3-star (2016) - No. 39 safety; No. 594 overall in America; No. 21 Mississippi

    Rashad Torrence II - 6-0, 195 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 32 safety; No. 332 overall in America; No. 32 Georgia

    Mordecai McDaniel - 6-1, 195 lbs. - Freshman
    4-star (2020) - No. 27 safety; No. 357 overall in America; No. 5 Washington D.C.
     
    • Swamp Donkey

      Swamp Donkey US Flu Deaths 30000-80000yr, Obama h1n1 13,000
      Lifetime Member

      Joined:
      Jun 9, 2014
      Messages:
      57,976
      Oxbucks:
      $50,938
      Ratings:
      +75,783 / -4,581
      Our linebacker and safety corp is a fvkking nightmare.
       
      • YLGator

        YLGator Rams Schmuck
        Lifetime Member

        Joined:
        Jan 14, 2016
        Messages:
        794
        Oxbucks:
        $1,683
        Ratings:
        +1,805 / -136
        Where's the beef?

        185 lb safety's, 210 lb LB's and 213 lb DE's ....... are we an NAIA schools these days?
         
        • FireFoley

          FireFoley Senior Member
          Lifetime Member

          Joined:
          Nov 19, 2014
          Messages:
          3,296
          Oxbucks:
          $2,998
          Ratings:
          +4,303 / -301
          It is sad, but it is also true.
           
        • BMF

          BMF Bad Mother....
          Lifetime Member

          Joined:
          Sep 8, 2014
          Messages:
          13,685
          Oxbucks:
          $14,706
          Ratings:
          +20,396 / -281
          Houston and Miller have no business being the starters, but it goes to show how bad the recruiting has been.

          I'd really like to see updated weights on guys like Diabate, Summerall, Hopper, Reese and a few others.
           
          • Bait'n Gator

            Bait'n Gator Go away..... bait'n
            Lifetime Member

            Joined:
            Mar 14, 2015
            Messages:
            1,680
            Oxbucks:
            $4,598
            Ratings:
            +5,710 / -148
            I really hope Wingo and Hopper can add 20 or 30 lbs in the off season. They may be the only 2 SEC level talent wise linebackers we've got.

            Watching Houston play last year was giving me flashbacks of Vosean Joseph, 90% of the time he's in the wrong spot, he just gets to the wrong spot much slower than Vosean :lol:. I know some on here were pretty high on Pierre coming out of high school, hopefully he outplays the hell out of his recruiting ranking.

            There's no way the safety play can be worse than last year with the graduation of Jeawon Taylor, maybe Stiner will decide to transfer this summer. Hell I think we'd have more success playing with 10 guys most plays than the 11th being Stiner. At least the other db's would know before the ball was snapped there's no help back there as opposed to thinking they've got help over the top.
             
            • Concrete Helmet

              Concrete Helmet Hook, Line, and Sinker
              Lifetime Member

              Joined:
              Jul 29, 2014
              Messages:
              12,207
              Oxbucks:
              $6,301
              Ratings:
              +10,623 / -847
              Yeah I used to look forward to updated weights too.....until they would be the same in fall practice as they were in spring......
               
            • Concrete Helmet

              Concrete Helmet Hook, Line, and Sinker
              Lifetime Member

              Joined:
              Jul 29, 2014
              Messages:
              12,207
              Oxbucks:
              $6,301
              Ratings:
              +10,623 / -847
              We are dangerously thin......and I mean that literally....
               
              • GatorBart

                GatorBart :bandit:
                Lifetime Member

                Joined:
                Jun 11, 2014
                Messages:
                7,099
                Oxbucks:
                $2,560
                Ratings:
                +7,072 / -66
                I thought Christopher McWilliams transferred out years ago? :bandit:
                 
              • Double Gator Dad

                Double Gator Dad Senior Member
                Lifetime Member

                Joined:
                Jun 12, 2014
                Messages:
                2,148
                Oxbucks:
                $1,503
                Ratings:
                +2,508 / -53
                Agreed

                On rare occasion when Stiner was in the right position to make a play he would totally whiff on the tackle.

                The guy is unblocked late against Mississippi State last year and makes the sack and suddenly people decide he’s a star but that’s the only play he has made in 3 years
                 
                • Swamp Donkey

                  Swamp Donkey US Flu Deaths 30000-80000yr, Obama h1n1 13,000
                  Lifetime Member

                  Joined:
                  Jun 9, 2014
                  Messages:
                  57,976
                  Oxbucks:
                  $50,938
                  Ratings:
                  +75,783 / -4,581
                  No that was Chris McWilliamson.

                  They are essentially the same player though.

                  it's easy to get them confused.
                   
                • ltraz

                  ltraz Well-Known Member

                  Joined:
                  Oct 18, 2017
                  Messages:
                  5,668
                  Oxbucks:
                  $7,628
                  Ratings:
                  +7,881 / -665
                  I really, really like our safety group. The two starters would start on most teams and that's not even considering Trey Dean finally getting a shot at his real position in year 3. 3 true freshman with potential there likely gets us at least 1 future player.

                  I just wish they had a real position coach and a scheme that wouldn't have them standing around looking stupid every game.

                  LB still sucks, but finally has hope if Wingo plays like a 5*. In a perfect world, Savage got the young DEs ready and we move Diabate to ILB in our base, which would give us another guy that could play at 235#.
                   
                  • Swamp Donkey

                    Swamp Donkey US Flu Deaths 30000-80000yr, Obama h1n1 13,000
                    Lifetime Member

                    Joined:
                    Jun 9, 2014
                    Messages:
                    57,976
                    Oxbucks:
                    $50,938
                    Ratings:
                    +75,783 / -4,581
                    If that were what happens Id be happy.

                    And yet, wake me up when Stiner isnt starting.

                    I think the odds are against us at successfully moving edge rushers like Diabetus and Wingo (and all tothe others) inside linebacker.
                     
                  • ltraz

                    ltraz Well-Known Member

                    Joined:
                    Oct 18, 2017
                    Messages:
                    5,668
                    Oxbucks:
                    $7,628
                    Ratings:
                    +7,881 / -665
                    For sure. Just giving our players a little credit, bc I don't actually dislike the safety group anymore. I dislike the coaching group that influences the safeties.
                    Better than moving safeties to ILB.
                     
                  • Gatorbait25

                    Gatorbait25 H.E. Pennypacker, wealthy American industrialist

                    Joined:
                    Jun 12, 2014
                    Messages:
                    1,660
                    Oxbucks:
                    $2,055
                    Ratings:
                    +1,634 / -42
                    LB is definitely an eye opener in a bad way. I like the guys we have at safety minus Stiner.
                    Man coverage just isn't their strength. TD can be a decent back up safety I think. I know i've
                    seen enough of him at star. Miller is probably the closest thing to a physical presence like
                    Reese, so I expect him to get a lot of snaps. Diabate looks more of a natural sam to me
                    and/or pass rusher. I don't know if he's physical enough for the will spot, but that is
                    for the staff to figure out. He definitely has the athleticism , which obviously is a good thing.
                    The play of the backers and OL were going to be what I looked at most over spring. We're going
                    to be counting on guys at LB that haven't played much, or in some cases any college ball yet .
                     
                  • ltraz

                    ltraz Well-Known Member

                    Joined:
                    Oct 18, 2017
                    Messages:
                    5,668
                    Oxbucks:
                    $7,628
                    Ratings:
                    +7,881 / -665
                    Who would think at nickel?
                     
                  • Gatorbait25

                    Gatorbait25 H.E. Pennypacker, wealthy American industrialist

                    Joined:
                    Jun 12, 2014
                    Messages:
                    1,660
                    Oxbucks:
                    $2,055
                    Ratings:
                    +1,634 / -42
                    Depends on the opponent. I liked Marco there in the glimpses we saw from him a year ago.
                    Asking Burney to play that spot isn't playing to his strength in my opinion. I think he's more
                    of a Marcus Maye type safety that can help you in the run game and cover a tight end.
                    Asking Amari to cover a slot or a back out of the backfield is going to be a mismatch
                    against a lot of teams we play. If it were me I'd probably play Marco there if Hill and/or
                    CK continue to improve.
                     
                  • ltraz

                    ltraz Well-Known Member

                    Joined:
                    Oct 18, 2017
                    Messages:
                    5,668
                    Oxbucks:
                    $7,628
                    Ratings:
                    +7,881 / -665
                    Definitely looked good. I wonder how much he befitted from teams not having much film of him there though. I.E. He suddenly brought a coverage strength when teams had been watching film of that being the spot to exploit, but they probably didn't adjust enough to run right at him since that will be his weakness.
                    For sure. Anyone not wanting Dean, who was a serviceable CB, there due to his coverage liability, but wanting to see Burney there is smoking crack. I'd argue that he's not even close to what Maye was in coverage and even Maye, an NFL-caliber DB, would look suspect there. You'd have to shift the scheme to more like what um runs.
                    I think that's likely the safest option. If we end up playing ZC at DE and suddenly feel that run D is a strength, maybe it makes sense to make nickel a pass strength anyway. If a true freshman shows up ready to compete at CB, it would make even more sense. But what if Dean does what is very possible and looks like a starter at safety immediately? Stewart was ranked as a CB by some out of hs and plays better the closer he is to the LOS. He's also physical in coverage so being able to get hand contact quicker might be good for him vs safety. The other possibility, IMO, is to do what Quinn did and shift with formation. Nickel might be the toughest spot in this D and Elam might be our best player. He's also made for it as a big CB. Could move him there in a nickel and back outside the few times we're in 7-man fronts. This was an interesting situation before and losing spring ball complicated it. 5 months until we find out.
                     

                    Share This Page

                    The Box

                    Help

                    You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

                      1. There are currently no users chatting.
                        • About Us

                          Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
                        • Like us on Facebook

                        • Buy us a Zima!

                          The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.