After wrapping up spring practice on April 1, TCU sent out its official post-spring depth chart this morning. Here are few quick takeaways:
Here is TCU's post-spring depth chart. It's still Hill OR Sawyer at QB. pic.twitter.com/QafHtbOq1W— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 12, 2016
The quarterback battle is still Kenny Hill OR Foster Sawyer. We'll have more on that later this week, but TCU's staff believes that decision won't be made until they see how the scrimmages go in fall camp.
The Josh Doctson-less wide receiving corps is taking shape. If TCU played a game today, looks like the starters would be Ty Slanina, Jaelan Austin, KaVontae Turpin and Deante Gray. Isaiah Graham, John Diarse and Taj Williams are second-stringers at the moment, but they'll play a lot. So should Emanuel Porter, who's curiously listed as the No. 3 guy at 'Z' receiver.
Another undecided position battle: Niko Small or juco transfer Markell Simmons at the free safety spot. Patterson likes how both of them are coming along. The right end spot is currently juco transfer Mat Boesen OR James McFarland, who should be the starter but is coming back from a season-ending injury.
The offensive line is also starting to come together. That starting five -- Joseph Noteboom, Patrick Morris, Austin Schlottman, Matt Pryor and Aviante Collins -- might stick all the way through fall camp. The Frogs' big concern, though, is going to be developing depth behind those guys.
Keep an eye on Breylin Mitchell. He signed in 2015 as a 255-pound defensive end. Today he's a 270-pound starter at defensive tackle as a true sophomore, at least heading into the summer. The Frogs will rely on a rotation of guys at defensive tackle, but Mitchell moving up this early is interesting.