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Week 13 Depth Chart: Despite missing last 2 games, Johnson still listed as starter

Johnathon Johnson has also been listed as a starter both of the past two weeks, yet he hasn’t seen the field in either.

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Missouri released its 11th official depth chart Tuesday following its fourth straight loss Saturday to Florida. The Tigers’ upcoming matchup will be their final home game when they host Tennessee at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and it seems like a do-or-die game for Barry Odom and Missouri.

Here’s the full depth chart with some quick reactions following it:

Offense

Quarterback

  • 7 Kelly Bryant 6-3 225 Gr. Calhoun Falls, S.C. (Wren)
  • 5 Taylor Powell* 6-2 210 So. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Running Back

  • 34 Larry Rountree III** 5-10 210 Jr. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)
  • 1 Tyler Badie* 5-9 190 So. Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)

Wide Receiver

  • 9 Jalen Knox* 6-0 195 So. Mansfield, Texas (Timberview)
  • 13 Kam Scott* 6-2 170 So. Manvel, Texas (Manvel)

Wide Receiver

  • 4 Jonathan Nance 6-0 190 Gr. Perkinston, Miss. (Gulfport)
  • 14 Dominic Gicinto* 5-9 180 So. Raytown, Mo. (Raytown)

Slot Receiver

  • 12 Johnathon Johnson*** 5-10 180 RSSr. Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
  • 30 Barrett Banister* 6-0 190 RSSo. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Left Tackle

  • 70 Yasir Durant** 6-7 330 Sr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Imhotep/Arizona Western)
  • 64 Bobby Lawrence 6-8 300 RSFr. St. Joseph, Mo. (Central)

Left Guard

  • 59 Case Cook 6-5 295 RSSo. Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton)
  • 73 Mike Ruth 6-7 320 RSFr. Coppell, Texas (Coppell)

Center

  • 55 Trystan Colon-Castillo* 6-4 315 RSJr. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
  • 77 Thalen Robinson 6-7 315 Fr. Arlington, Texas (Bowie)

Right Guard

  • 75 Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms*** 6-5 330 Sr. East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
  • 72 Xavier Delgado 6-5 330 RSFr. Glendale, Ariz. (Deer Valley)

Right Tackle

  • 79 Larry Borom* 6-6 340 RSSo. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice)
  • 50 Hyrin White* 6-6 305 RSSo. DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)

Tight End

  • 81 Albert Okwuegbunam ** 6-5 255 RSJr. Springfield, Ill. (Springfield)
  • 82 Daniel Parker Jr.* 6-4 260 So. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs)

Defense

Defensive End

  • 39 Chris Turner** 6-4 255 Jr. Hammond, La. (Hammond)
  • 99 Isaiah McGuire 6-5 260 Fr. Tulsa, Okla. (Union)

Defensive Tackle

  • 1 Jordan Elliott* 6-4 315 RSJr. Missouri City, Texas (Westside/Texas)
  • 90 Markell Utsey* 6-4 295 Jr. Little Rock, Ark. (Parkview)

Defensive Tackle

  • 78 Kobie Whiteside** 6-1 310 Jr. Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor)
  • 97 Akial Byers** 6-4 280 Jr. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Defensive End

  • 28 Jatorian Hansford* 6-4 245 So. Forsyth, Ga. (Mary Parsons)
  • 93 Tre Williams** 6-5 260 RSJr. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)

Weakside Linebacker

  • 32 Nick Bolton* 6-0 235 So. Frisco, Texas (Lone Star)
  • 25 Jamal Brooks** 6-1 240 Jr. Bessemer, Ala. (Bessemer City)

Middle Linebacker

  • 58 Devin Nicholson 6-3 215 Fr. Detroit, Mich. (Cass Tech)
  • 40 Cameron Wilkins* 6-2 245 So. Del Valle, Texas (Del Valle)

Cornerback

  • 8 Jarvis Ware* 6-1 190 So. Apopka, Fla. (Wekiva)
  • 21 Christian Holmes** 6-1 200 RSJr. Leland, Miss. (McNair)

Cornerback

  • 2 DeMarkus Acy*** 6-2 195 Sr. Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins)
  • 14 Adam Sparks** 6-0 180 Jr. Baton Rouge, La. (Dutchtown)

Free Safety

  • 18 Joshuah Bledsoe** 6-0 205 Jr. Houston, Texas (Dekaney)
  • 31 Martez Manuel 6-1 185 Fr. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)

Strong Safety

  • 9 Tyree Gillespie** 6-0 210 Jr. Ocala, Fl. (Vanguard)
  • 4 Jalani Williams 6-2 175 Fr St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway North)

Boundary Safety

  • 20 Khalil Oliver* 6-1 210 Gr. Meridian, Idaho. (Rocky Mountain)
  • 3 Ronnell Perkins*** 6-0 205 RSSr. St. Louis, Mo. (University City)

Special teams

Kicker

  • 19 Tucker McCann** 6-2 215 Sr. O’Fallon, Ill. (O’Fallon)

Punter

  • 19 Tucker McCann** 6-2 215 Sr. O’Fallon, Ill. (O’Fallon)

Kick Returner

  • 1 Tyler Badie* 5-9 190 So. Memphis, Tenn. (Briarcrest Christian)

Punt Returner

  • 17 Richaud Floyd 5-11 195 RSSr. Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport)
  • 87 Cade Musser 5-9 200 RSFr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs)

Depth chart analysis

Johnson still listed as starting slot receiver

Though he’s missed both of the past two games, Johnathon Johnson once again finds himself at the top of the depth chart at slot receiver.

The most seasoned Missouri receiver, Johnson has had to sit out both of arguably the Tigers’ biggest games this season against Georgia and Florida. He missed the trip to Athens to take on the Bulldogs due to an illness.

He was listed on the depth chart last Tuesday leading up to the matchup with the Gators, but head coach Barry Odom revealed he was battling a strained shoulder and he ultimately didn’t take the field.

Johnson’s absence hasn’t been detrimental as far as production goes, with backup slot receiver Barrett Banister recording six catches for 51 yards in his place. But with the entire receiving corps struggling throughout the past four weeks, missing Johnson means Missouri is missing one of its top senior leaders.

Since we don’t know that Johnson is completely recovered yet (and considering he was even shown as a starter on the video board prior to Saturday’s game), take his spot at the top of the depth chart with a grain of salt.

But if the Tigers want to end their four-game losing streak and finish off Senior Night on the right note, Johnson must be good to go by Saturday.

Scott remains on 2-deep

Kam Scott is still the primary backup for Jalen Knox at receiver just days after the sophomore rode the bench in Missouri’s loss to Florida.

Scott might have the most potential of any of the Tigers’ young receivers. He has a nice mix of size and speed and could be that consistent deep threat Missouri has consistently had in guys like Emanuel Hall.

However, he let his youthful emotions get the best of him against Georgia, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that cost the Tigers 13 yards on second down. This came just one play after he missed a pass from Taylor Powell down the right sideline that could’ve led to Missouri’s only score of the game.

Odom and offensive coordinator Derek Dooley kept Scott on the depth chart last week, but they didn’t see Scott put in the work throughout the week to earn his way onto the field come game time.

“He didn’t have the habits that we needed this week to have him play the way we needed him to,” Odom said.

Just like it is with Johnson, the Tigers can’t afford to have one of their top options at receiver get benched when the whole group is struggling. Perhaps this is a wakeup call for the young receiver to play and practice with more discipline.

Missouri had better hope so, because it’ll need all hands on deck to snap out of its offensive slump.