PROVO — BYU released its updated depth chart Monday and there are a few small surprises on it.
Despite running with the second team for most, if not all, of fall camp, Jordan Johnson and Robertson Daniel are listed as the starters at the cornerback positions. Also, Nebraska transfer Harvey Jackson is not listed on the two-deep at safety.
However, this depth chart still appears to be a work in progress. Four of the five offensive line positions are listed have "or" listed next to the names, meaning BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall has yet to determine a definite starter. Only Ului Lapuaho at left tackle is listed as the definitive starter.17 comments on this story
Running back Jamaal Williams and wide receiver Devon Blackmon are not listed on the depth chart due to suspensions. Adam Hine is the starting running back, while Paul Lasike and Algernon Brown are listed as "or" at halfback. Terenn Houk, Mitch Mathews and Jordan Leslie top the three at wide receiver with Devin Mahina the starter at tight end.
On defense, Graham Rowley, Travis Tuiloma and Remington Peck are the starters on the defensive line. Alani Fua, Zac Stout, Manoa Pikula and Bronson Kaufusi top the chart at linebacker. Dallin Leavitt and Craig Bills are on top at safety.
On special teams, Trevor Samson is the kicker, and Scott Arellano will remain the starting punter. Hine and Lasike will take kickoff returns, while Leslie and Keanu Nelson will handle punt returns.
Lafe Peavler is a staff sports writer for the Deseret News. Follow him on Twitter @LafePeavler.