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Mississippi State’s First Official Depth Chart Released

See who starts for MSU.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Louisiana v Mississippi State Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

STARKVILLE - Miss. — Mississippi State released its first official depth chart on Monday before the season opener against No. 6 LSU.

The Bulldogs return 12 starters from the 2019 team, including four on offense (RB Kylin Hill, WR Osirus Mitchell, OL Greg Eiland and OL Dareaun Parker), four on defense (DT Jaden Crumedy, DE Marquiss Spencer, LB Erroll Thompson and S C.J. Morgan) and four specialists (PK Jace Christmann, KO Scott Goodman, LS Paul Blackwell and P Tucker Day).

The Bulldogs lost 27 letterwinners along with 15 offensive and defensive starters. Notable departures include LB Willie Gay Jr., CB Cameron Dantzler, OT Tyre Phillips, QB Tommy Stevens and S Brian Cole II who were all selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Something to note, the quarterback position is still an “or” between graduate transfer K.J. Costello and incoming freshman Will Rogers.

The Bulldogs kickoff the season on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, against the reigning national champion LSU Tigers.

Offense

Left Tackle

1. Charles Cross

2. Kameron Jones

Left Guard

1. Greg Eiland

2. LaQuinston Sharp

Center

1. Cole Smith

2. James Jackson

Right Guard

1. Dareuan Parker

2. Brandon Cunningham

Right Tackle

1. Kwatrivous Johnson

2. Scott Lashley

Wide Receiver (X)

1. Malik Heath

-OR-

Cameron Gardner

Lideatrick Griffin

Wide Receiver (H)

1. JaVonta Payton

2. Geor’quarius Spivey

-OR-

Garrett Shrader

Wide Receiver (Y)

1. Austin Williams

2. Jaden Walley

Wide Receiver (Z)

1. Tyrell Shavers

2. Osirus Mitchell

-OR-

Caleb Ducking

Dontea Jones

Quarterback

1. K.J. Costello

-OR-

Will Rogers

Running Back

1. Kylin Hill

2. Jo’quavious Marks

-OR-

Dillon Johnson

Lee Witherspoon

Defense

Defensive End

1. Kobe Jones

2. Jack Harris

Nose Tackle

1. Jaden Crumedy

2. Nathan Pickering

Defensive Tackle

1. Marquiss Spencer

2. Aaron Odom

Sam

1. Tyrus Wheat

2. Jordan Davis

Mike

1. Erroll Thompson

2. Nathaniel Watson

Will

1. Aaron Brule

2. Jett Johnson

-OR-

Rodney Groce Jr.

Cornerback

1. Martin Emerson

2. Decamerion Richardson

Free Safety

1. Fred Peters

2. Collin Duncan

Bulldog Safety

1. Marcus Murphy

2. Shawn Preston Jr.

Strong Safety

1. Londyn Craft

2. Dylan Lawrence

Cornerback

1. Esaias Furdge

2. Emmanuel Forbes

Specialists

Place Kicker

1. Brandon Ruiz

2. Jace Christmann

-OR-

Nolan McCord

Kickoff Specialist

1. Brandon Ruiz

2. Scott Goodman

-OR-

Tucker Day

Punter

1. Tucker Day

-OR-

Reed Bowman

Long Snapper

1. Paul Blackwell

2. Hayes Hammond

-OR-

Colby Cox

Holder

1. Reed Bowman

2. Tucker Day

Kick Returner

1. JaVonta Payton

-OR-

Jo’quavious Marks

Punt Returner

1. Austin Williams

2. Lee Witherspoon