K-State quarterback Jesse Ertz, right, huddles the offense during the Wildcats' annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. (Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle) Bo Rader Wichita Eagle
K-State quarterback Jesse Ertz, right, huddles the offense during the Wildcats' annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Manhattan, Kan. (Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle) Bo Rader Wichita Eagle

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A look at Kansas State's unofficial spring depth chart

By Kellis Robinett

krobinett@wichitaeagle.com

April 24, 2016 01:49 PM

UPDATED April 24, 2016 01:50 PM

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder doesn’t release a depth chart at any point during spring practices, but it’s possible for media and fans to piece one together today.

The Wildcats held their annual spring game in front of nearly 15,000 fans on Saturday. The players that opened with the purple team are currently starters. The players that opened on the white team are currently backups. Some players were held out of the game due to injury, and some players helped/hurt their cause by the way they performed in a public setting, so there is still guesswork involved.

For example, Joe Hubener was the third quarterback to see action. But he opened the game with the purple team. Does that mean he was the backup behind Jesse Ertz? Or did that title belong to Alex Delton, whom opened the game on the white team? And did the way Hubener played (completing 21 of 25 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns) move him up the depth chart?

A similar question could be asked of Justin Silmon. He was the team’s best running back on Saturday, but he was also the third running back on the field.

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It’s a subjective process. And much could change between now and the season-opener, especially with new players on the way. Still, it is possible to project a reasonably accurate post-spring depth chart.

Here is what I think it looks like:

Offense

QB - Jesse Ertz, Alex Delton/Joe Hubener

RB - Charles Jones, Dalvin Warmack/Justin Silmon

WR - Byron Pringle, Corey Sutton

WR - Deante Burton, Isaiah Zuber

WR - Dominique Heath, Zach Reuter

LT - Scott Frantz, Bryce Fitzner

LG - Will Ash, Ajahne Brager

C - Dalton Risner, Reid Najvar

RG - Terrale Johnson, Tyler Mitchell

RT - Abdul Beecham, Alec Ruth

TE - Dayton Valentine, Blaise Gammon

Defense

DB - Dante Barnett, Brogan Barry

DB - Kendall Adams, Jesse Mack

CB - Duke Shelley, Ryan Mack

CB - Johnathan Durham, Tevin Geddis

LB - Elijah Lee, Justin Hughes

LB - Will Davis, Sam Sizelove

LB - Charmeachealle Moore, Cameron Morgan

DE - Jordan Willis, C.J. Reese

DE - Tanner Wood, Reggie Walker

DT - Will Geary, Craig Settles

DT - Trey Dishon, Mitch Copeland

Special Teams

K - Matthew McCrane

P - Nick Walsh

KR - Byron Pringle

PR - Dominique Heath

Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett