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Post-Spring Northwestern Depth Chart Projection

Now that spring practice has wrapped up, here's our latest projection of how the depth chart will shape up for Northwestern this fall. Rather than go with our gut on position battles that are still very undecided, we've listed co-starters. However, after Camp Kenosha, we'll be able to project a much more accurate picture of how the depth chart will look. We'll have more spring wrap-up material in the coming weeks, but here are some notes on the last practice and the spring as a whole, particularly concerning position battles.


1.A. Kain Colter

1.B. Trevor Siemian

Running Back

1. Venric Mark

2. Mike Trumpy

Wide Receiver

Y — Cameron Dickerson, Pierre Youngblood-Ary

H — Christian Jones, Mike Jensen

Z — Rashad Lawrence, Kyle Prater

X — Tony Jones, Mike McHugh


1. Dan Vitale

2. Mark Szott

Offensive Line

LT — Jack Konopka, Shane Mertz OR Paul Jorgensen

LG — Geoff Mogus, Hayden Baker

C — Brandon Vitabile, Ian Park

RG — Adam DePietro OR Matt Frazier

RT — Shane Mertz OR Paul Jorgensen, Eric Olson

Defensive Line

DE — Tyler Scott, Deonte Gibson OR Dean Lowry

DT — Sean McEvilly, Will Hampton OR Chance Carter

DT — Will Hampton OR Chance Carter, CJ Robbins* OR Greg Kuhar

DE — Deonte Gibson OR Dean Lowry, Ifeadi Odenigbo

*Robbins could also see time at defensive end, but he's primarily a defensive tackle


WILL (OLB) — Chi Chi Ariguzo, Collin Ellis

MIKE (MLB) — Damien Proby, Tim Vernon

SAM (OLB) — Drew Smith OR Collin Ellis, Joseph Jones


CB — Nick VanHoose, CJ Bryant

S — Ibraheim Campbell, Davion Fleming

S — Traveon Henry, Jimmy Hall*

CB — Daniel Jones, Dwight White

*Hall will also play nickelback and outside linebacker at times

Special Teams

K — Jeff Budzien

P — Brandon Williams

LS — Pat Hickey

KR — Venric Mark, Tony Jones

PR — Venric Mark, Tony Jones