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Week 4 Depth Chart: Small shifts on o-line ahead of South Carolina matchup

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An injury won’t keep Yasir Durant out of this week’s depth chart, and two young linemen earn increased roles.

West Virginia v Missouri Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

Missouri released its fourth official depth chart of 2019 on Tuesday following a dominant, shutout win over Southeast Missouri State. With their first Southeastern Conference matchup against South Carolina looming this weekend, get caught up on the Tigers’ two-deep in preparation for a visit from the Gamecocks.

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)

-OR-

  • 13 Kam Scott* 6-2 170 So. Manvel, Texas (Manvel)

Wide Receiver

  • 4 Jonathan Nance 6-0 190 Gr. Perkinston, Miss. (Gulfport)
  • 84 Maurice Massey 6-3 180 Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Kirkwood)

Slot Receiver

  • 12 Johnathon Johnson*** 5-10 180 RSSr. Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
  • 14 Dominic Gicinto* 5-9 180 So. Raytown, Mo. (Raytown)

-OR-

  • 30 Barrett Banister* 6-0 190 RSSo. Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville)

Left Tackle

  • 70 Yasir Durant** 6-7 330 Sr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Imhotep/Arizona Western)
  • 76 Javon Foster 6-6 315 RSFr. West Bloomfield, Mich. (West Bloomfield)

Left Guard

  • 59 Case Cook 6-5 295 RSSo. Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton)

-OR-

  • 79 Larry Borom* 6-6 340 RSSo. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (Brother Rice)

Center

  • 55 Trystan Colon-Castillo* 6-4 315 RSJr. Webb City, Mo. (Webb City)
  • 59 Case Cook 6-5 295 RSSo. Carrollton, Ga. (Carrollton)

Right Guard

  • 75 Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms*** 6-5 330 Sr. East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis)
  • 77 Thalen Robinson 6-7 315 Fr. Arlington, Texas (Bowie)

Right Tackle

  • 50 Hyrin White* 6-6 305 RSSo. DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto)

-OR-

  • 64 Bobby Lawrence 6-8 300 RSFr. St. Joseph, Mo. (Central)

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)
  • 45 Franklin Agbasimere 6-2 245 Gr. Lagos, Nigeria (Montverde Academy)

-OR-

  • 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)
  • 40 Cameron Wilkins* 6-2 245 So. Del Valle, Texas (Del Valle)

Middle Linebacker

  • 47 Cale Garrett*** 6-3 230 Sr. Kearney, Mo. (Kearney)
  • 25 Jamal Brooks** 6-1 240 Jr. Bessemer, Ala. (Bessemer City)

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)
  • 11 Jordan Ulmer** 6-2 190 Jr. Belleville, Mich. (Belleville)

Strong Safety

  • 9 Tyree Gillespie** 6-0 210 Jr. Ocala, Fl. (Vanguard)
  • 31 Martez Manuel 6-1 185 Fr. Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)

Boundary Safety

  • 20 Khalil Oliver* 6-1 210 Gr. Meridian, Idaho. (Rocky Mountain)

-OR-

  • 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)
  • 34 Larry Rountree III** 5-10 210 Jr. Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook)
  • 13 Kam Scott* 6-2 170 So. Manvel, Texas (Manvel)
  • 9 Jalen Knox* 6-0 195 So. Mansfield, Texas (Timberview)

Punt Returner

  • 17 Richaud Floyd*** 5-11 190 Gr. Gulfport, Miss. (Gulfport)
  • 12 Johnathon Johnson*** 5-10 180 RSSr. Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)

Depth chart analysis

Durant back after leaving Saturday with injury

Missouri left tackle Yasir Durant is arguably the most important part of the offensive line.

As a senior and the lone lineman voted to the preseason All-SEC third team, the Tigers’ offense will only go as far as Durant can help take them. That’s why when Durant left last Saturday’s matchup against Southeast Missouri State with what a team spokesperson described as a “neck injury,” there was at least some cause for concern.

There isn’t much in terms of experience among the backups on the line. Durant’s primary backup, Javon Foster, is a redshirt freshman and played only minimal snaps against SEMO and West Virginia. If Durant were to have gone down for an extended period of time, it would’ve been a struggle for Missouri to replace what he brings to the table.

Head coach Barry Odom didn’t see much room for worry after the game, though, saying, “It sounded like, if we were in a tight game, he would have continued to play.”

And now that the new depth chart is out and Durant is once again atop the roster at left tackle, there is no need to worry about the line heading into the game against South Carolina.

Cook, Lawrence’s roles increase

Missouri’s offensive line also saw a shake up on the depth chart at left guard and right tackle.

Both Case Cook and Bobby Lawrence earned their first starts of the season in place of Larry Borom and Hyrin White during the SEMO game, with Odom saying the two had a better week of practice and therefore earned the chance to start against the Redhawks.

On the updated depth chart, Cook and Borom now share the “or” distinction at left guard, while White and Lawrence share the distinction at right tackle. With Cook and Lawrence’s continued improvement throughout the weeks and their solid performances last Saturday, it looks like those jobs remain up for grabs heading into SEC play.

And with him still maintaining his spot as the backup center, Cook in particular should be on the field a lot more often moving forward.