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Observations from Kentucky’s depth chart vs. Eastern Michigan

Changes at wide receiver highlight this week’s depth chart.

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The Kentucky Wildcats have a new depth chart ahead of their matchup with the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

The newest chart comes after Kentucky’s 38-24 win over the Toledo Rockets, a game in which Ahmad Wagner had a big performance. He caught three passes for 57 yards while drawing two pass interference penalties on just six targets.

That performance led to Wagner being elevated to the starting X receiver spot. But that doesn’t mean Josh Ali is heading to the bench. Ali, who caught just his second career touchdown, is moving to the starting Z receiver.

Bryce Oliver, who made a big touchdown grab in the third quarter, is now Ali’s backup. I would still expect Oliver to get extensive playing time this week vs. the Eagles.

That’s pretty much it for changes this week. Brandin Echols, who had a good outing at cornerback, was seemingly in line for a starting spot over Jamari Brown, who struggled in the first half before finishing strong. But for now, Brown is the starter with Echols as the backup at the other boundary corner spot behind Cedrick Dort.

While true freshman MJ Devonshire is the backup behind Brown, Devonshire did not appear in Saturday’s game on defense.

At strongside linebacker, true freshman Jared Casey is the backup behind Boogie Watson, but Casey also did not play. Perhaps Mark Stoops is keeping open the option of redshirting one or both of Devonshire and Casey.

At running back, A.J. Rose still deserves to be the starter, but after how well Kavosiey Smoke played Saturday, it may only be a matter of time until he’s the No. 1 back.

Kentucky Football Depth Chart: Week 2

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