NC State released its depth chart Monday afternoon, and while there are no significant surprises—we knew there wouldn’t be—there are certainly some interesting things to be taken from the two-deep as it currently stands.
On offense, Jakobi Myers is listed as the starter at the slot wide receiver position ahead of Gavin Locklear, which is an encouraging sign for the ex-QB’s development. Myers played in all 13 games last season but did not have more than three catches in any single game.
True freshman Emeka Emezie is behind Stephen Louis but ahead of Maurice Trowell, so it appears he’ll have the opportunity to make an early impact. Emezie is one of only three true freshmen on the two-deep.
At running back, Nyheim Hines, Reggie Gallaspy, and Dakwa Nichols are listed as co-starters, so it’s anybody’s guess how the carries will end up being distributed in Week 1.
On the defensive side, Germaine Pratt has pushed Airius Moore to the point where they’re co-starters at one of the two linebacker spots. I feel pretty good about the depth we’ve got there.
Johnathon Alston and Nick McCloud will be the starters at cornerback, where the depth has me feeling not so good. Let’s hope those two dudes are ready for prime time.
Transfer Carson Wise has indeed won the place kicking job, while Kyle Bambard will handle the kickoffs.