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Ohio State releases first depth chart of 2017 against Indiana

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The depth chart might be out, but there are still several starters to be named.

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Ohio State Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Just a few days before the season opener against Big Ten opponent Indiana, the Ohio State Buckeyes have released most of their depth chart — which contains more than a few “or” designations. That shouldn’t be surprising with several of the position battles coming down to the final practice, but most starters have begun calling home with their position coaches and letting their parents know that they might need adjust some travel plans.

Heading into Week 1, there are still battles for the WR1 and starting DE positions, but with the reveal of quarterback Joe Burrow’s hand injury last week, the quarterback position is now set, with Dwayne Haskins getting the back-up spot -- and true freshman Tate Martell making the trip to Bloomington this week.

One of head coach Urban Meyer’s most coveted position groups is on special teams. He’s made no secret that he values the performances of his special teams players, and there are a few new faces this season, including punter Drue Chrisman.

There aren’t any freshman or red-shirt freshman listed under the first team offense or defense for the Buckeyes, which is a big departure from their season-opener last year. With more established players lining up for the first snaps this season, the team should have a solid foundation from which to build.

Offense

Position First team Second team Third team
Position First team Second team Third team
LT Jamarco Jones Joshua Alabi -
LG Michael Jordan Matthew Burrell -
C Billy Price Brady Taylor -
RG Brandon Bowen Malcolm Prodgeon (or) Wyatt Davis -
RT Isaiah Prince Thayer Munford -
TE Marcus Baugh Rashod Berry (or) Luke Farrell -
QB J.T. Barrett Dwayne Haskins Tate Martell
RB Mike Weber (or) J.K. Dobbins Demario McCall (or) Antonio Williams -
HB Parris Campbell (or) K.J. Hill C.J. Saunders 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 Joshon Cornell Haskell Garrett, Malik Barrow
DE Sam Hubbard (or) Jalyn Holmes Chase Young -
LB Dante Booker Malik Harrison -
MLB Chris Worley Tuf Borland (or) Baron Browning -
LB Jerome Baker Keandre Jones -
CB Denzel Ward Jeffrey Okudah (or) Shaun Wade -
SAF Damon Webb Isaiah Pryor -
SAF Jordan Fuller (or) Erick Smith - -
CB Damon Arnette (or) Kendall Sheffield - -

Special Teams

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