Baylor's post-spring depth chart pic.twitter.com/Kdzrppqaq1— Brandon Chatmon (@BChatmon) April 13, 2016
Here are some quick thoughts on the Bears' two-deep heading into the summer.
It will be interesting to see Russell and Stidham continue to battle to be the guy behind center. No matter who wins the quarterback derby, Baylor's offense should be in good hands and the Bears should be Big 12 title contenders.
Nose tackle Jeremy Faulk's rise to the top of the depth chart might be the best news of the spring for Baylor. Nobody can replace Andrew Billings in the defensive interior, but Faulk has clearly made a strong early impression, which is huge news for the Bears.
It's interesting to see Johnny Jefferson listed alongside Shock Linwood on the depth chart at running back. Both rushed for 1,000 yards last season, so I expect them to be major players in Baylor's offense. It's just odd to see someone else in that spot after Linwood has held it for the past few years.
Redshirt freshman Jameson Houston replaces Xavien Howard alongside Ryan Reid as Baylor's starting cornerbacks. The Bears seem to have a strong group of redshirt freshmen on defense with five redshirt freshman earning a spot on the two-deep this spring.
There are four new starters along the offensive line, but I'd imagine those position battles will linger deep into preseason camp. Fortunately for Baylor, they have a lot of upperclassmen battling for those spots, which is the ideal scenario when replacing starters.
It's intriguing to see JaMycal Hasty listed as the Bears' kick returner. The redshirt freshman running back seems like a big play waiting to happen, but with a pair of 1,000-yard rushers returning in the backfield it is wise for Baylor to explore different ways to get Hasty involved.