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West Virginia Releases Depth Chart For Season Opener Against Virginia Tech

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Outside of a few minor surprises, everything is about what we figured it’d be.

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The West Virginia Mountaineers released their first official depth chart of the season, leading into Sunday’s renewed rivalry game with the Virginia Tech Hokies. For the most part, the chart looks about like what everyone thought it would, but there are a few minor surprises.

On the offensive side of the ball, the quarterback and running back positions are locked down, but we start to see a few new names pop up in the receiver spots. The trio of Ka’Raun White, Gary Jennings and David Sills have been named the starters, which was to be expected, but behind them we see true freshman Reggie Roberson, junior Ricky Rogers and walk-on sophomore Druw Bowen. I’m a little surprised to see Roberson listed on the outside over 6’5” junior Dominique Maiden, as I thought he’d be slotted into the inside receiver position. Druw Bown, for those who don’t remember, is the walk-on who made ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 last year for his incredible catch during practice.

The defensive side of the ball also falls in line with what most projected, with the exception of Mike Daniels getting one of the starting cornerback roles over Elijah Battle, who saw a lot of time in the spot last season.

West Virginia Depth Chart (Week One vs. Virginia Tech)

Position 1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
Position 1st Team 2nd Team 3rd Team 4th Team
QB Will Grier Chris Chugunov
RB Justin Crawford Kennedy McKoy Martell Pettaway Tevin Bush
FB Elijah Wellman Trevon Wesco
WR (X) David Sills Reggie Roberson
WR (Z) Ka'Raun White Ricky Rogers
IR (Y) Gary Jennings Druw Bowen
LT Yodny Cajuste Kelby Wickline
LG Kyle Bosch Chase Behrndt
C Matt Jones Ray Raulerson
RG Grant Lingafelter Josh Sills
RT Colton McKivitz Kelby Wickline
DE Adam Shuler Jon Lewis
NT Xavier Pegues Jaleel Fields
DE Reese Donahue Ezekiel Rose
SAM Xavier Preston Hodari Christian
MIKE Al-Rasheed Benton Brendan Ferns
WILL Dylan Tonkery Adam Hensley
LCB Hakeen Bailey Elijah Battle
RCB Mike Daniels Corey Winfield
SPUR Kyzir White Marvin Gross
FS Dravon Askew-Henry Jovanni Stewart
BS Toyous Avery Derrek Pitts
K Mike Molina Luke Hogan
P Billy Kinney Luke Hogan
LS Nick Meadows Rex Sunahara
H Billy Kinney Luke Hogan
KO Evan Staley Luke Hogan
PR Gary Jennings David Sills
KR Gary Jennings Dravon Askew-Henry