Ohio State Football: Post-Spring Depth Chart Prediction

Marvin Harrison Jr. Celebrating Peach Bowl Touchdown | Image Credit: The Ohio State University Department of Athletics
Ohio State football WR Marvin Harrison Jr. Celebrating Peach Bowl Touchdown | Image Credit: The Ohio State University Department of Athletics

Now that spring practice is over for the Ohio State football team, it is time to take a look at what the depth chart could look like in 2023.

The Ohio State football team held its Spring game last Saturday, which gave the fans their first look at the 2023 Buckeyes. Devin Brown missed the game due to a minor procedure on his finger, so Kyle McCord and Tristan Gebbia took snaps under center. It’s clear the Buckeyes have the most weapons in the country at the skills positions. However, the offensive line is the area of focus heading into Summer Camp as the unit needs players to being separating. once that happens, the men up front can begin the gelling process and turn Justin Frye’s unit into a cohesive force.

Here’s what the offensive depth chart should look like following Spring practice and heading into the Summer.


QB1 – Kyle McCord/Devin Brown

RB1 – Miyan Williams/TreVeyon Henderson

RB2 – Dallan Hayden/Chip Trayanum/Evan Pryor

TE1 – Cade Stover

TE2 – Joe Royer/Gee Scott Jr.

WRX- Marvin Harrison Jr.

WRX2 – Jayden Ballard

WRY – Julian Fleming

WRY2 – Carnell Tate

Slot – Emeka Egbuka

Slot2 – Xavier Johnson

LT1 – Josh Fryer

LT2 – Zen Michalski

LG1 – Donovan Jackson

LG2 – Enokk Vimahi

C1 – Carson Hinzman

C2 – Jakob James

RG1 – Matthew Jones

RG2 – Victor Cutler

RT1 – Ben Christman

RT2 – Tegra Tshabola

Larry Johnson’s defensive line was stellar throughout the Spring, however, that is expected as the defense usually gels first. The Buckeyes will also have a strong linebacking unit under new GA James Laurinaitis as he relieves some of the pressure from DC Jim Knowles. Finally, the back end of the Silver Bullets needed an overhaul, and the Buckeyes got just that with the additions of transfers Davison Igbinosun and Ja’had Carter. Denzel Bure also appears to be back in his true freshman form. A lockdown cornerback is what Ohio State desperately needs again after the last three seasons. 

This is how the defensive depth chart should shake out heading into the Summer.


DE1 – J.T. Tuimoloau/Jack Sawyer

DE2 – Cayden Curry/Kenyatta Jackson

DT1 – Tyleik Williams/Michael Hall Jr.

DT2 – Ty Hamilton/Hero Kanu

Sam1 – Tommy Eichenberg

Sam2 – Cody Simon

Will1 – Steele Chambers

Will2 – C.J. Hicks

Safety – Josh Proctor/Kye Stokes

Safety – Latham Ransom/Ja’had Carter

Safety – Sonny Styles/Cam Martinez

CB1 – Denzel Burke/Davison Igbinosun

CB2 – Jordan Hancock/Jyaire Brown

Overall, Ryan Day’s team is in a solid position heading into the summer, but their 2023 performance will rise or fall on the offensive line. For the first time this century, the Buckeyes are chasing the archrival Michigan Wolverines. Jim Harbaugh’s team are the reigning back-to-back Big Ten Champions, and Ryan Day and Ohio State have to figure out a way to regain control of the rivalry in Ann Arbor this November.

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