We are still months away from meaningful football games, but that isn't stopping the BYU coaching staff from releasing a two-deep depth chart coming out of spring camp.
What stands out most here? There are nine positions up for grabs, meaning there will likely be several serious competition for starting spots that should add an exciting element to fall camp.
The depth chart includes those who sat out spring ball due to injury but are expected to be at full health at the start of fall camp. These players are Travis Tuiloma, Kair Nacua, Kyle Johnson and Logan Taele.
Those not included are players that will be new to the program in the fall, as well as players who are injured and are not expected to be back by the start of camp. A few names we expect to see in the fall are incomers Handsome Tanielu and Jonah Trinnaman, along with several other 2016 signees. Tejan Koroma is another guy that BYU could really use, and while we expect him to be ready in the fall, that situation has had little development in recent months.
One more interesting development worth noting: According to the depth chart, BYU's starting kicker is freshman walk-on, James Baird, who was not on the roster before spring ball even started.
Obviously there's a lot of time left before the season kicks off in September. Any number of things on this depth chart can (and likely will) change before then. But this provides an intriguing snapshot of where the various Cougars stand right now. Let the competitions begin!