Few surprises on Pitt depth chart

Every league team will release its depth chart at some point this week with the season upon us. The Pitt two-deep came out this morning with few surprises.

  • There is no decision yet on backup quarterback. Behind Tino Sunseri, Pitt lists Trey Anderson OR Mark Myers.

  • There still is some uncertainty at linebacker. Max Gruder or Tristan Roberts will start on the weak side, while Todd Thomas or Andrew Taglianetti will start at strong side. Taglianetti also plays safety.

  • Justin Hargrove could be in danger of losing his starting job at defensive end. The depth chart lists Hargrove OR Aaron Donald as the starter there. That is not much of a surprise. Donald had an excellent offseason and fall camp.

  • Who is the backup behind Ray Graham? Zach Brown, Corey Davis and Malcolm Crockett are all listed as options at No. 2.

  • K'Waun Phillips and Antwuan Reed are listed as the starting cornerbacks.

  • Kevin Harper will be the place-kicker.

  • The return jobs are still up in the air. At kick returner, it will be either Davis or Buddy Jackson. At punt returner, it will be either Ronald Jones or Cameron Saddler.

  • Plenty of true freshmen will get opportunities. Ten true freshmen are listed on the two-deep: Jones, Anderson, Crockett, Davis, running back Isaac Bennett, safety Lafayette Pitts, safety Lloyd Carrington, linebacker LaQuentin Smith, linebacker Ejuan Price and nose tackle Khaynin Mosley-Smith.