Three freshmen starters highlight Ole Miss’ first depth chart


The anticipation is over for three of Ole Miss’ heralded signees in the 2013 recruiting class. DE Robert Nkemdiche, WR Laquon Treadwell and TE Evan Engram are all listed on the school’s first-team depth chart and will start Thursday against Vanderbilt.

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Also expect DT newcomer Lavon Hooks to have a major impact and play early against the Commodores. Surprisingly, former five-star DE Channing Ward is listed as the third option behind Nkemdiche and Cameron Whigham.

Here’s the Rebels’ first depth chart:


LT — Emmanuel McCray/Laremy Tunsil
LG — Aaron Morris/Jared Duke
C — Evan Swindall/Robert Conyers OR Ben Still
RG — Justin Bell/Patrick Junen
RT — Pierce Burton/Austin Golson
TE — Evan Engram/Nick Parker
WR — Donte Moncrief/Cody Core
SLOT — Ja-Mes Logan/Quincy Adeboyejo
SLOT — Laquon Treadwell/Jordan Holder/Collins Moore
RB — Jeff Scott/Jaylen Walton OR I’Tavius Mathers
QB — Bo Wallace/Barry Brunetti


DE — C.J. Johnson/D.T. Shackelford/Carlos Thompson
DT — Bryon Bennett/Lavon Hooks OR Carlton Martin
NT — Woodrow Hamilton/Issac Gross
DE — Robert Nkemdiche/Cameron Whigham/Channing Ward
OLB (Stinger) — Denzel Nkemdiche/Serderius Bryant
MLB — Mike Marry/Temario Strong
OLB (Wolf) — Keith Lewis/D.T. Shackelford
Nickel (Huskie) — Mike Hilton/Tony Conner/Cliff Coleman
FCB — Quintavius Burdette OR Senquez Golson/Anthony Standifer
Rover — Trae Elston OR Chief Brown
FS — Cody Prewitt/Brishen Mathews
BCB — Dehendret Collins OR Charles Sawyer

Special teams

PK — Andrew Ritter/Andy Pappanastos
P — Tyler Campbell/Chris Conley
KR — Jaylen Walton/Kailo Moore
PR — Jeff Scott/Trae Elston

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