Predicting WSU’s offensive depth chart after the first week of fall camp

A week into WSU football camp, here’s a look at how the offensive depth chart is shaping up

Washington State is now a full week of practices into fall football camp.

A take a stab at predicting the depth chart based on how things have looked through Week 1.

At this point, I would bet this is the first team offensive line configuration the Cougars take into the season. The bigger questions come at running back and receiver, where there’s a glut of talent that will make it tough for the coaching staff to decide who plays and who sits. The second team offensive line is also a work in progress, so expect some changes there over  the next three weeks.

At spots where there have been multiple people splitting reps with the second team, I’ve jotted down a three-deep instead of a two-deep.

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QB: 

#4 Luke Falk (6-4, 223 pounds, rs-sr.)

#3 Tyler Hilinski (6-3, 213 pounds, rs-so.)

Even Mike Leach hasn’t tried to say that there’s a quarterback competition in camp this year. After all, he has a dark horse Heisman candidate returning for his senior season. No, this is very much Luke Falk’s team

OFFENSIVE LINE

LT: #60 Andre Dillard (6-5, 306 pounds, rs-jr.), #63 Liam Ryan (6-5, 281 pounds, rs-fr.)

LG: #76 Cody O’Connell (6-9, 368 pounds, rs-sr.), #79 Cedric Bigge-Duren (6-6, 320 pounds, rs-so.)

C: #69 Fred Mauigoa (6-3, 315 pounds, so.), #55 Noah Osur-Myers (6-4, 295 pounds, rs-so.)

RG: #75 B.J. Salmonson (6-4, 310 pounds, rs-sr.), #74 Robert Valencia (6-6, 291 pounds, rs-jr.)

RT: #61 Cole Madison (6-5, 314 pounds, rs-sr.), #65 Josh Watson (6-4, 292 pounds, rs-fr.)

The coaches seem pleased with the way the first-team offensive line has played in camp so far. They’re high on center Fred Mauigoa, who’s only a sophomore. At right guard, B.J. Salmonson is a trusted veteran who’s filled in as the sixth man on the offensive line before, so he’s slid seamlessly into position as the projected starter next to Cole Madison.

RUNNING BACKS

RB: #25 Jamal Morrow (5-9, 203 pounds, rs-sr.), #32 James Williams (5-11, 195 pounds, rs-so.), #23 Gerard Wicks (6-0, 221 pounds, rs-sr.), #24 Keith Harrington (5-8, 190 pounds, rs-jr.)

The competition here is neck-and-neck, and Leach and running backs coach Jim Mastro maintain they cannot use four backs during the season. If I had to guess right now, Morrow, Williams and Wicks will get the…

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