Some Utah depth chart notes

While many Pac-12 schools are now treating depth charts as if they spread the plague, Utah does a really cool thing: It provides consistent updated depth charts to fans and media.

You can review the latest here.

Here are some things I noticed:

  • At backup quarterback behind Jordan Wynn, there's an "OR" between true freshman Travis Wilson and senior Jon Hays, who hasn't been on any of the previous depth charts.

  • The Utes officially have an H-back and a tight end. Jake Murphy, son of Pac-12 blog hero Dale Murphy (I will mention your dad only 14 more times, Jake), is the starting tight end, and Dallin Rogers is No. 1 at H-back. This strikes me as a good way to get both these guys on the field.

  • DeVonte Christopher and Dres Anderson are the Nos. 1 at two receiver spots. The third spot gets an "OR" between Luke Matthews and Reggie Dunn. Solid crew there.

  • Sam Brenner is now at right guard and Jeremiah Tofaeono is at left guard. Things were opposite on the last depth chart.

  • The latest depth chart is revealing about defensive line depth. Touted junior college recruit Junior Salt, previously listed as an offensive lineman, is the No. 2 defensive tackle behind Dave Kruger. Converted running back Thretton Palamo is the backup left defensive end behind Nate Fakahafua. Palamo was behind Joe Kruger at right end. Now junior college transfer Niasi Leota is there.

  • Rover linebacker is still a battle. There's an "OR" between Jacoby Hale and LT Filiaga, and neither was listed there in early April.

  • Mike Honeycutt has moved ahead of Lewis Walker at nickel back.