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Ohio State releases depth chart for Week 7 against Nebraska

The Buckeyes work to replace Branden Bowen, and make some changes on defense.

NCAA Football: Maryland at Ohio State Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State is coming off their fourth blowout in as many weeks, but they have one more test against a conference opponent before the glorious, glorious open week. While fans might not love the week off quite so much, it allows players who have been beat up for seven straight weeks to let their bodies take a break and recover.

This is increasingly important as the Buckeyes lost starting right guard Branden Bowen during Saturday’s matchup. Fracturing both his fibula and tibia, Bowen underwent surgery and is out until 2018. Urban Meyer noted three guys were in the running for the starting spot: Matthew Burrell, Malcolm Pridgeon and Demetrius Knox. Turns out, Burrell and Knox will battle for the starting spot, and Pridgeon was moved over to the left side of the line.

Over on defense, Dre’mont Jones is back in the starting lineup, and Jordan Fuller has taken over as the solo started at safety, with Erick Smith behind him at No. 2.

Without further ado, here is the latest depth chart for Ohio State:

Offense

Position First team Second team Third team
Position First team Second team Third team
LT Jamarco Jones Joshua Alabi -
LG Michael Jordan Malcolm Pridgeon Josh Myers
C Billy Price Brady Taylor -
RG Matthew Burrell (or) Demetrius Knox Wyatt Davis -
RT Isaiah Prince Thayer Munford -
TE Marcus Baugh Rashod Berry (or) Luke Farrell -
QB J.T. Barrett Dwayne Haskins (or) Joe Burrow Tate Martell
RB Mike Weber (or) J.K. Dobbins Antonio Williams (or) Demario McCall -
HB Parris Campbell (or) K.J. Hill C.J. Saunders -
WR Austin Mack (or) Binjimen Victor - -
WR Johnnie Dixon (or) Terry McLaurin - -

Defense

Position First team Second team Third team
Position First team Second team Third team
DE Tyquan Lewis (or) Nick Bosa Jonathan Cooper -
DT Tracy Sprinkle Robert Landers Davon Hamilton
DT Dre'mont Jones Jashon Cornell Haskell Garrett
DE Sam Hubbard (or) Jalyn Holmes Chase Young -
LB Dante Booker Malik Harrison Pete Werner
MLB Chris Worley (or) Tuf Borland Baron Browning -
LB Jerome Baker Keandre Jones Justin Hilliard
CB Denzel Ward Jeffrey Okudah -
SAF Damon Webb Isaiah Pryor -
SAF Jordan Fuller Erick Smith Wayne Davis
CB Kendall Sheffield Damon Arnette -

Special Teams

Position First team Second team Third team
Position First team Second team Third team
K Sean Nuernberger Blake Haubell -
KO Sean Nuernberger Blake Haubell -
P Drue Chrisman Sean Nuernberger -
LS Liam McCullough - -
H Drue Chrisman C.J. Saunders -
PR K.J. Hill Demario McCall Kendell Sheffield
KOR Parris Campbell (and) K.J. Hill K.J. Hill -