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Northwestern depth chart for Week 3 vs. Bowling Green

Trae Williams starting at corner is the only change this week.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Duke Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern has released a depth chart for its game this Saturday against Bowling Green.

Trae Williams is the only change, slotting in at corner to replace the injured Brian Bullock. Although they were listed on the Week 2 depth chart, cornerbacks Marcus McShepard and Bullock did not make the trip to Duke. Williams played a significant amount last Saturday despite just coming off an Achilles injury himself. Before Jared McGee was ejected for targeting, safety Kyle Quiero was at corner anyway. This sequence of events is a perfect example of why Northwestern’s depth chart - released each Monday - should be taken lightly.

Pat Fitzgerald has consistently reminded us the depth chart is “just a starting point for the week,” but much like repeatedly running slow developing zone-run plays on first down, we continue to beat our heads senselessly against this wall of over-analyzation. Without further ado, here’s your Week 3 depth chart.

Week 3 Depth Chart

Position First Team Second Team
Position First Team Second Team
Quarterback Clayton Thorson Matt Alviti
Running Back Justin Jackson John Moten IV
X-Receiver Flynn Nagel Jelani Roberts
Y-Receiver Macan Wilson Jalen Brown
Z-Receiver Ben Skowronek Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman
Superback Garrett Dickerson Cameron Green
Left Tackle Jared Thomas Blake Hance
Left Guard Blake Hance J.B. Butler
Center Brad North Nik Urban
Right Guard Tommy Doles J.B. Butler
Right Tackle Rashawn Slater Gunnar Vogel
First Team Second Team
Defensive End Joe Gaziano Trent Goens
Defensive Tackle Tyler Lancaster Alex Miller
Defensive Tackle Jordan Thompson Ben Oxley
Defensive End Samdup Miller Fred Wyatt
SAM Linebacker Nate Hall Warren Long
MIKE Linebacker Paddy Fisher Nathan Fox
WILL Linebacker Brett Walsh Blake Gallagher
Cornerback Trae Williams Marcus McShepard
Safety Godwin Igwebuike JR Pace
Safety Kyle Queiro Jared McGee
Cornerback Montre Hartage Moe Almasri
First Team Second Team
Placekicker Charlie Kuhbander Makay Redd
Punter Hunter Niswander Daniel Kubiak
Kick Returner John Moten IV Jelani Roberts
Punt Returner Flynn Nagel Riley Lees
Long Snapper Tyler Gillikin Trevor Stroebel
Holder Hunter Niswander Daniel Kubiak
Kickoff Specialist Luke Otto Drew Luckenbaugh

Also, shameless self-promotion, before the season started I wrote about 10 true freshmen who could play immediately. Joe Spivak made me 10-for-10 and a self-proclaimed seer on Saturday.

Tristan’s Spoonerism power rankings, receivers:
1. Farlie Chessler
2. Relani Joberts
3. Nynn Flagel

Have a good Monday, everybody.