Notes on Iowa State’s pre-camp depth chart

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DALLAS — For the first time since the start of spring football, Iowa State has released a depth chart.

CLICK HERE to view it.


*** We’ll start on the Collin Bevins-less defensive line. Bevins was listed as the No. 1 NG in the spring and now, senior Walter Woods III is that man. At DT, Brandon Jensen is listed at No. 1 with junior college transfer Rodney Coe backing him up. This is interesting not because Coe isn’t listed as a starter, but that the staff has already penciled him in at tackle instead of end. I always assumed that this would happen but I didn’t know that it would go down before camp even began.

*** Redshirt freshman Charlie Rogers will enter fall camp as a starter at left cornerback. The hype that I’ve heard surrounding Rogers since the day he got on campus is apparently legit.

*** True freshman Alton Meeks is listed as Jared Brackens’ backup at SLB. In the spring, Rhoads commented that the staff would like to redshirt Meeks if all possible. Does this mean that it isn’t going to happen?

*** On offense, the depth chart shows an open six-man competition at the running back spot. James White is listed at the top but after that, there are “or’s” next to the names of Shontrelle Johnson, Jeff Woody, Aaron Wimberly, DeVondrick Nealy and Rob Standard.

*** From left to right, the starting offensive line looks like this:

LT:Brock Dagel
LG: Jacob Gannon
C:Tom Farniok
RG:Ethan Tuftee
RT: Kyle Lichtenberg

*** Perhaps the biggest eyebrow raiser of them all…Walk-on Justin Coleman is listed ahead of Jarvis West at WRF.

***Edwin Arceo is listed as the team’s top kicker ahead of Cole Netten.

*** Elsewhere on special teams, Jarvis West is the man at punt return. West and Albert Gary are listed as the teams kick returners. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.