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West Virginia Depth Chart For Youngstown State

With Charlie Benton out, the Mountaineers have a new starter at SLB

NCAA Football: Tennessee at West Virginia Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports

2018 West Virginia Depth Chart - Week 2

Position First String Second String Third String
Position First String Second String Third String
QB Will Grier Jack Allison
RB Kennedy McKoy or Martell Pettaway or Alec Sinkfield or Leddie Brown
FB Logan Thimons Elijah Drummond
LT Yodny Cajuste Kelby Wickline
LG Josh Sills Michael Brown
C Matt Jones Jacob Buccigrossi
RG Joe Brown Isaiah Hardy
RT Colton McKivitz Chase Behrndt
WR (X) Marcus Simms Dominique Maiden
WR (Y) Gary Jennings William Crest Jr
WR (Z) David Sills TJ Simmons -
TE (H) Trevon Wesco Jovani Haskins
DE Ezekiel Rose Reese Donahue
NT Kenny Bigelow Darius Stills
DE Jabril Robinson Dante Stills
SAM Exree Loe Shea Campbell
MIKE Dylan Tonkery Adam Hensley
WILL David Long Josh Chandler
LCB Hakeem Bailey Keith Washington
RCB Derrick Pitts Josh Norwood
SPUR Dravon Askew-Henry Deamonte Lindsay
BS Toyous Avery JoVanni Stewart
FS Kenny Robinson Sean Mahone
K Evan Staley Luke Hogan
P Billy Kinney Evan Staley
LS Rex Sunahara Kyle Poland
H Billy Kinney Luke Hogan
KO Evan Staley Luke Hogan
PR Marcus Simms David Sills
KOR Marcus Simms Gary Jennings
Week 2 Depth Chart - Chris Anderson

The West Virginia Mountaineers have released their week two depth chart and the position most people were curious about is who would replace Charlie Benton as strongside linebacker. Shea Campbell was inserted in the game when Benton went down with what turned out to be a season-ending knee injury but Exree Loe will be the started in week 2.

Loe is a freshman who committed to the Mountaineers in 2017 and is a physical player. Standing 6’-0 and 190 pounds he is undersized at the linebacker position but his history as a defensive player should help him making the transition.

It will be something to watch if Tony Gibson, who has hinted that his defensive line is the deepest it has been in years, chooses to play more a 4-2 front instead of his traditional 3-3 stack. This would allow him to use Loe and backup Shea Campbell sparingly, getting them work without exposing them.

The other curious option in the depth chart is the removal of Trey Lowe III from the depth chart. It doesn’t mean anything in the overall as Jack Allison has cemented himself as the backup. The staff has chosen to keep the running-back-by-committee approach, listing four players at running back.