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Kentucky Wildcats Update Football Depth Chart; Notes and Observations

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We take a gander at the newest UK Football depth chart and some of the most notable developments.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Media Days always provide a nice glimpse into the upcoming season of SEC football.

For the Kentucky Wildcats, it's also offering a look at the latest depth chart. Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader caught a glimpse of the newest depth chart, and it had some interesting projections as UK gets set for summer camp soon.

At running back, Mikel Horton is the fourth-string back as Sihiem King has passed him. While King showed a lot of promise as a true freshman, Horton has been a very solid short-yardage back with good vision and power. I'd venture to guess Horton still has that role in 2016, but it looks like King is poised for a much bigger role in the offense this year.

At tight end, Nebraska transfer Greg Hart has already passed former four-star recruit Darryl Long, one of UK's biggest recruits in 2014. Long has yet to see meaningful snaps in Lexington, and seeing Hart has already passed him isn't a good sign that will change in 2016.

At wide receiver, junior Blake Bone has fallen behind redshirt freshman Tavin Richardson. Bone showed a lot of promise as a true freshman in 2014, but has never been able to build off that and take on a bigger role in the offense. There was some thought he might rise enough to become a starter this year, but the depth chart indicates he's in danger of not seeing the field this year.

True freshman lineman Drake Jackson and Landon Young, the stars of the 2016 class, are listed as third-stringers for now. As talented as those two are, they've still got a ways to go before they're ready for SEC-level football.

Do-it-all lineman Cole Mosier is holding down the fort at left tackle, though JUCO transfer Tate Leavitt is expected to make a strong push for that spot. Leavitt came to UK with a lot of fanfare in this year's class, after spurning the likes of Georgia, Oklahoma and Alabama to join the Wildcats, but it looks like he didn't show enough in spring ball to win a starting job just yet.

That's about it for anything worth pointing out at this point. Middle linebacker Kash Daniel is a third-stringer for now as he could be a big player in this defense as a true freshman, but he's a tad behind on the depth chart for the time being.

Offense

Quarterback

7 Drew Barker, 6-3, 225, So.

15 Stephen Johnson, 6-2, 183, Jr.-JC

12 Gunnar Hoak, 6-4, 200, Fr.

Running back

18 Stanley 'Boom' Williams, 5-9, 196, Jr.

3 Jojo Kemp, 5-10, 200, Sr.

22 Sihiem King, 5-9, 172, So.

4 Mikel Horton, 6-1, 230, Jr,

Fullback

48 Will Tom Collins, 5-11, 241, Sr.

49 Tanner Fink, 6-2, 251, Sr.

Tight end

15 C.J. Conrad, 6-5, 245, So.

85 Greg Hart, 6-5, 245, Jr.

86 Darryl Long, 6-4, 246, So.

Wide receiver 1

13 Jeff Badet, 6-0, 180, Jr.

11 Tavin Richardson, 6-3, 216, Fr.-RS

6 Blake Bone, 6-5, 213, Jr.

Wide receiver 2

1 Ryan Timmons, 5-10, 198, Sr.

88 Charles Walker, 5-11, 203, Jr.

31 David Bouvier, 5-9, 171, So.

Wide receiver 3

9 Garrett Johnson, 5-11, 175, Jr.

1 Ryan Timmons, 5-10, 198, Sr.

84 Charles Moushey, 6-0, 180, Jr,

Wide receiver 4

2 Dorian Baker, 6-3, 208, Jr.

8 Jabari Greenwood, 6-3, 195, Fr.-RS

81 Dakota Holtzclaw, 6-7, 216, Fr.

Left tackle

74 Cole Mosier, 6-6, 335, Jr.

75 Tate Leavitt, 6-6, 310, Jr.

67 Landon Young, 6-7, 305, Fr.

Left guard

68 Nick Haynes, 6-4, 316, Jr.

71 Logan Stenberg, 606, 318, Fr.-RS

79 Luke Fortner, 6-6, 305, Fr.

Center

72 Jon Toth, 6-5, 310, Sr.

65 Jervontius Stallings, 6-3, 318, So.

52 Drake Jackson, 6-2, 302, Fr.

Right guard

69 Ramsey Meyers, 6-4, 305, Jr.

64 George Asafo-Adjei, 6-5, 315, So.

57 Zach Myers, 6-3, 305, Sr.

Right tackle

73 Kyle Meadows, 6-5, 300, Jr.

77 Mason Wolfe, 6-6, 305, Fr.

55 David Baumer, 6-5, 309, So.

Defense

Strongside linebacker

41 Josh Allen, 6-5, 230, So.

8 Kobie Walker, 215, So.

31 Jamar Watson, 6-3, 234, Fr.

Defensive tackle

96 Regie Meant, 6-4, 302, Jr,

99 Adrian Middleton, 6-3, 303, So.

59 Kordell Looney, 6-3, 285, Fr.

Nose guard

69 Matt Elam, 6-7, 360, Jr.

98 Tymere Dubose, 6-5, 320, So.

66 Jacob Hyde, 6-2, 320, Jr.

Defensive end

94 Courtney Miggins, 6-5, 285, Sr.

92 Alvonte Bell, 6-5, 260, Jr.-JC

20 Kengera Daniel, 6-5, 260, So.

Defensive end/Outside linebacker

35 Denzil Ware, 6-2, 255, So.

44 De'Niro Laster, 6-4, 241, Jr.-TR

47 Jordan Bonner, 6-5, 220, So-JC

45 Jaylin Bannerman, 6-5, 220, Fr.

Middle linebacker

51 Courtney Love, 6-2, 242, Jr.-TR

40 Nico Firios, 6-2, 242, So.

56 Kash Daniel, 6-1, 241, Fr.

Weakside linebacker

34 Jordan Jones, 6-2, 220, So.

32 Eli Brown, 6-2, 215, Fr.-RS

33 Roland Walder, 6-3, 215, Fr.

Cornerback 1

29 Derrick Baity, 6-3, 182, So.

5 Kendall Randolph, 6-0, 182, Jr.

3 Jordan Griffin, 6-0, 177, Fr.

Cornerback 2

21 Chris Westry, 6-4, 195, So.

11 J.D. Harmon, 6-2, 200, Sr.

9 Davonte Robinson, 6-2, 187, Fr.

Nickelback

24 Blake McClain, 5-11, 200, Sr.

5 Kendall Randolph, 6-0, 182, Jr.

Strong safety

27 Mike Edwards, 6-0, 200, So.

15 Marcus McWilson, 6-0, 210, Sr.

17 Tobias Gilliam, 5-11, 193, Fr.

Free safety

24 Blake McClain, 5-11, 200, Sr.

25 Darius West, 6-0, 210, So.

4 Marcus Walker, 6-1, 202, Fr.-RS

Special Teams

Kicker

99 Austin MacGinnis, 5-10, 180, Jr.

95 Miles Butler, 5-9, 171, So.

Punter

80 Grant McKinnis, 6-1, 210, Fr.

93 Bryan Kirshe, 6-0, 150, So.