Depth Charges

UCLA head coach Jim Mora released a post-spring depth chart, but with so many injured and many incoming freshman expected to play a big role early for the Bruins, Mora said not to put too much stock in it.

Some quick thoughts:

* Left tackle is very worrisome, as it appears Simon Goines is going to have to be in the two-deep the day he gets on campus. The Bruins are deeper inside than they are out, so I still see Jeff Baca sliding outside when all is said and done. Very, very thin though.

* Interesting “or’s” at center, Y receiver and defensive end. I wonder if Joseph Fauria and Darius Bell can be used specifically in different packages, as it appears the staff is growing fond of Bell at the Y.

* Owa Odighizuwa had a nice spring and it looks like he’s going to be rewarded for it. Mora really lauded him during a long conference call today.

* Didn’t quite appreciate the loss of Isaiah Bowens until I looked closer at the depth chart. Mora essentially said Holmes could end up there at some point next year. The Bruins really, really need Aaron Porter not to play pro baseball.

* Pretty impressive depth at defensive tackle, as Mora noted.

OFFENSE

X (receiver)
9 Jerry Johnson (6-4, 218, Sr.**) or
15 Devin Lucien (6-1, 192, Fr.**)
32 Sam Handler (6-0, 200, Fr.)

Left Tackle
56 Xavier Su’a-Filo (6-4, 310, So.)
67 Michael Padovese (6-5, 322, Fr.**)

Left Guard
71 Wade Yandall (6-4, 315, So.**) (3)
76 Alexandru Ceachir (6-5, 305, So.)
55 Ben Wysocki (6-4, 306, Fr.**)

Center
64 Greg Capella (6-4, 310, Jr.**) (1 at C, 13 at OG) or
54 Jake Brendel (6-5/295, Fr.**)
51 Tre Hale (6-2, 308, So.**)
63 Kody Innes (6-4, 285, So.**)

Right Guard
60 Jeff Baca (6-4, 304, Sr.**) (12, 11 at OT)
72 Alberto Cid (6-4, 305, Jr.**) (6)
75 Chris Ward (6-4, 318, Jr.) (4)

Right Tackle
77 Torian White (6-6, 295, Fr.**)
73 Will Oliver (6-7, 305, Fr.**)
78 Brett Downey (6-7, 305, Sr.**) (1)

Y Receiver
8 Joseph Fauria (6-7, 258, Sr.**) (9) or
3 Darius Bell (6-0, 230, Jr.*)
85 John Young (6-5, 280, So.**)
89 Jordan Barrett (6-3, 257, Jr.**)
29 Jackson Reeder (6-3, 194, Fr.**)

F Receiver
7 Ricky Marvray (6-0, 190, Jr.**)
6 Jordon James (5-11, 200, So.**) (3, at f back)
22 Roosevelt Davis (5-7, 162, Fr.**)

QB (Listed numerically)
4 Kevin Prince (6-2, 230, Sr.**) (10)
11 Jerry Neuheisel (6-2, 190, Fr.)
12 Richard Brehaut (6-2, 225, Sr.) (4)
14 T.J. Millweard (6-4, 230, Fr.)
17 Brett Hundley (6-4, 225, Fr.**)
18 Mike Fafaul (6-3, 215, Fr.)

Fullback
41 David Allen (6-2, 224, Sr.**)
45 Alek Cusick (6-1, 235, Jr.**)
49 Luke Gane (6-1, 247, So.**)
44 Phillip Ruhl (6-0, 225, So.**)

Tailback
23 Johnathan Franklin (5-10, 205, Sr.**) (14)
28 Malcolm Jones (6-0, 227, Jr.)
33 Steven Manfro (5-11, 195, Fr.**)
25 Damien Thigpen (5-9, 185, Jr.**)
20 Melvin Emesibe (5-11, 200, Fr.**)

Z Receiver
1 Shaq Evans (6-1, 205,Jr.**) (6 starts)
88 Jerry Rice, Jr. (6-0, 182, Jr.**)
86 Logan Sweet (6-1, 185, Fr.**)
81 Tyler Scott (6-2, 214, Fr.**)

DEFENSE

Defensive End
56 Datone Jones (6-5, 280, Sr.**) (14 starts) or
94 Owamagbe Odighizuwa (6-5, 278, Jr.) (1)
91 Sam Tai (6-4, 275, Fr.**)

Nose Tackle
92 Brandon Willis (6-3, 275, So.)
90 Donovan Carter (6-2, 313, Sr.** (1)
98 Seali’i Epenesa (6-2, 323, Jr.)
77 Kevin McReynolds (6-3, 310, Fr.**)
95 Brandon Tuliaupupu (6-2, 331, Fr.**)

Defensive End
99 Cassius Marsh (6-4, 295, Jr.) (8) or
94 Owamagbe Odighizuwa (6-5, 278, Jr.) (1)
96 Iuta Tepa (6-2, 268, Jr.**)
78 Wesley Flowers (6-5, 254, So.**)

Outside Linebacker
35 Jordan Zumwalt (6-4, 235, Jr.) (4) or
59 Keenan Graham (6-3, 252, Jr.**) (1, at def. end)
14 Aramide Olaniyan (6-2, 220, So.**)
47 Ryan Medina (6-3, 235, Sr.**)

Inside Linebacker
42 Patrick Larimore (6-3, 253,Sr.**) (13)
27 Jared Koster (6-1, 208, So.**)
57 Jason Stewart (6-2, 237, Fr.**)
55 Todd Golper (6-1, 240, Jr.**)

Inside Linebacker
30 Eric Kendricks (6-2, 230, So.**) (3)
33 Ryan Hofmeister (6-2, 220, So.**)
44 Mike Orloff (6-3, 222, Fr.**)

Outside Linebacker
43 Damien Holmes (6-4, 260, Sr.**) (14, at def. end)
12 Aaron Wallace (6-4, 235, Fr.**)
11 Anthony Barr (6-5, 238, Jr.) (7, at f back)

Cornerback
22 Sheldon Price (6-2, 185, Sr.) (12)
8 Anthony Jefferson (6-1, 190, So.**)
29 Erick Zumwalt (5-10, 170, Fr.**)

Strong Safety
26 Andrew Abbott (5-11, 200, Sr.**) (7)
19 Dalton Hilliard (6-0, 205, Sr.) (5, at safety)
39 Dylan Price (5-10, 206, So.**)

Free Safety
7 Tevin McDonald (6-0, 202, So.**) (11)
4 Stan McKay (6-1, 205, Jr.**) (2)
23 Anthony Thompson (6-1, 208, Fr.**)

Cornerback
21 Aaron Hester (6-1, 205, Sr.**) (12)
2 Brandon Sermons (6-11, 185, Jr.**)
9 Marcus Rios (6-0, 185, Fr.)

SPECIALISTS

Placekicker
21 Joe Roberts (6-1, 206, So.**)

Kickoff
18 Jeff Locke (6-1, 210, Sr.**) (14)

Punter
18 Jeff Locke (6-1, 210, Sr.**) (14)
42 Michael Leamy (5-11, 183, Fr.**)

Longsnapper
48 Kevin McDermott (6-5, 250, Sr.**) (14)

Punt / Kickoff Return (listed in numerical order)
1 Shaq Evans (6-1, 205,Jr.**)
6 Jordon James (5-11, 200, So.**)
7 Ricky Marvray (6-0, 190, Jr.**)
19 Dalton Hilliard (6-0, 205, Sr.)
25 Damien Thigpen (5-9, 185, Jr.**)
28 Malcolm Jones (6-0, 227, Jr.)
33 Steven Manfro (5-11, 195, Fr.**)

(others listed numerically)
45 Peter Hajimihalis (5-9, 195, Fr.**)
50 Jay Weneta (6-0, 216, Fr.**)
53 Christopher Longo (6-4, 203, Fr.**)

Injured
DS 15 Alex Mascarenas (5-10, 188, Jr.**) (2)
DS 1 Dietrich Riley (6-1, 205, Jr.) (5)
FS 31 Librado Barocio (5-9, 175, So.**)
LILB 25 Isaiah Bowens (6-2, 235, Jr.**)

( ) indicates number of games started in 2011 season ( ) indicates number of games started in 2011 season

** indicates utilized redshirt year ** indicates utilized redshirt year
italics italics indicates non-scholarship player indicates non-scholarship player

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  • anon

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Fafaul was the starting QB? Then we could say, “Fafaul is awful…”

  • Anonymous

    I like to see Andrew Abbot make the starting 11 on defense – he was one of the best DBs when he was on the field last year. I am not sure SS is the best place for him but if this coaching staffs philosophy is to get the best players on the field, position aside, then lets get him on the field at safety.

  • bruinbiochem06

    Someone forgot to put Jordan James at tailback.

  • B

    At this point are any of these guys walk on’s?

  • ucla-of-the-rockies

    Jon: Sorry if I’ve lost track from a previous post of yours that you’ve updated, but is the Dalton Hilliard offensive back experiment now complete?

  • Anonymous

    Jordan James is listed as an F-receiver.

  • cv

    Jon, have you asked about the need to cut seven more bruins from the team? I guess coach didn’t oversign.

  • Sec21R14S110

    I can’t wait to get McCarthy, Adams, Porter, Goines, Hulick, and Payton on campus…we need reinforcements.

  • Nestorsucks

    Whatever happened to the punky Colorado kicker who couldn’t convert the point after, what was his name, Kip?