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Oklahoma State Releases its First Depth Chart of 2020 Season

Breaking down OSU’s first two-deep.



[Photo via Bruce Waterfield, Oklahoma State Athletics]

After the long summer, it’s finally game week for the Cowboys.

On Monday, Oklahoma State released its first depth chart of the 2020 season. Most of it was expected, but there are a few things to note. Here it is in full.

Based on the release, OSU’s QB2 remains a mystery, with junior college transfer Ethan Bullock and four-star freshman Shane Illingworth having an “or” between them.

Redshirt freshman Cole Birmingham gets the nod at right guard after Bryce Bray’s dismissal from the program last month. Birmingham is listed at a monstrous 6-foot-8, 308 pounds, making him OSU’s tallest player. He came to Stillwater as a three-star prospect from Katy, Texas, in the 2019 recruiting class, picking OSU over offers from Ole Miss, Colorado, Arizona State, Arizona, Baylor and others.

Hunter Anthony will start on Birmingham’s right at right tackle. A 6-6, 318-pound redshirt sophomore, Anthony played in nine games last season and started four. Only one of his starts last season came at right tackle (Kansas State). He started at guard in the other three.

It seems as if Braydon Johnson has emerged after a position battle with LSU transfer Dee Anderson to start opposite Tylan Wallace. Johnson had 23 catches for 491 yards and four touchdowns last season. That included his five catches for 124 yards and two scores against Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl.

Anderson shares an “or” with Washington State transfer Tay Martin behind Johnson. Martin was a recent pickup for the Pokes out of the transfer portal.

Highly touted redshirt freshman Langston Anderson is listed as Wallace’s backup.

Apart from Illingworth, Brennan Presley is the only true freshman on the two-deep, and he is on it twice: He shares an “or” with Landon Wolf as Dillons Stoner’s backup in the slot, and he shares an “or” with Wolf as Stoner’s backup on punt returns.

There was one spot that needed filling on OSU’s defense, the corner A.J. Green left open. Transitioned safety Jarrick Bernard-Converse is listed as the starter there ahead of Missouri transfer Christian Holmes, with Holmes being listed as the backup behind Rodarius Williams as well.

Sophomore Thomas Harper has been listed as a corner since he got to OSU, but he makes an appearance as a backup safety on this first two-deep behind Tanner McCalister.

Calvin Bundage also makes his triumphant return to OSU’s two-deep after missing all of the 2019 season with a back injury. He is behind Amen Ogbongbemiga, who had 100 tackles last season.

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