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An Early Look at SU Football’s Spring 2022 Depth Chart: Offense

Syracuse football is turning heads this offseason. The Orange have made some impressive coordinator and position coach hires, brought in some jewels from the transfer portal, and added some studs out of prep school. These are boxes that SU definitely needed to check after a disappointing 5-7 finish in 2021. So Dino Babers and company have made big efforts to improve and we’ll find out if those improvements translate onto the field in the fall. Until then, let’s un-package what the two-deep could look like heading into the spring.

Quarterback

  1. Garrett Shrader
  2. JaCobian Morgan

Running Back

  1. Sean Tucker
  2. Juwaun Price

SU’s superstar tailback obviously gets the nod here. Cooper Lutz entered the transfer portal and Abdul Adams is trying his hand with the professional levels so RB2 is open. Syracuse has Josh Hough on the roster and LeQuint Allen inbound. However, Price should get the nod here as he brings experience and production over from New Mexico State.

Wide Receiver (X)

  1. Anthony Queeley
  2. CJ Hayes

Insert recent Michigan State transfer CJ Hayes into the two-deep. The rangy pass catcher could challenge for one of the two starting outside receiver spots.

Wide Receiver (Z)

  1. Damien Alford
  2. Oronde Gadsden II

Slot Receiver (H)

  1. Courtney Jackson
  2. Trebor Peña

Tight End

  1. Max Mang
  2. Steven Mahar Jr.

Mang got some valuable playing time down the stretch last season. With Luke Benson now with Georgia Tech, he figures to take over there. Mahar is a former NY recruit that SU snagged and is still waiting for his chance to prove himself. With this new offense perhaps the Rochester native will get more opportunities to run routes.

Wing/Fullback

  1. Chris Elmore
  2. Max Mang

LT

  1. Matthew Bergeron
  2. Jakob Bradford

LG

  1. Chris Bleich
  2. Kalan Ellis

C

  1. Josh Ilaoa
  2. Kalan Ellis

RG

  1. Dakota Davis
  2. Kalan Ellis

RT

  1. Carlos Vettorello
  2. Darius Tisdale

Not many surprises with the offensive line. Syracuse has to fill the massive void left by Airon Servais. Luckily for the Orange, they have several capable players to rotate in plus a dynamite coach in Mike Schmidt.

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