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2016 Ole Miss Depth Chart As Told By The Recruiting Stars

Before the 2016 season started, I took a tour of awe through Alabama’s depth chart, then after needing to lie down on the bathroom floor with a cold towel on my face, I reconstructed what I saw, not using the players’ names, but only their recruiting stars. At five (FIVE) positions, the Crimson Tide had a five-star player NOT STARTING, which should help you realize the hopes and dreams of your team going to Atlanta are trash.

I wanted to do the same exercise for all of the depth charts in the SEC West, but after what were surely legitimate distractions and not at all just me wasting time, I never got around to it. UNTIL TODAY.

Inspired by Ben Garrett’s work* detailing Hugh Freeze’s efforts to pull the Ole Miss football program out of the Houston Nutt State Fair and Carnival of Plague, I got motivated and created the Rebels’ depth chart using only recruiting stars. The depth chart I used comes from right here, and for the recruiting stars, I used 247, which conveniently lists them next to the players’ names on the roster.

*You really need to read this. Shows how methodical the rebuild has been and that the CHEATIN BEARS narrative, like so many narratives, is quite stupid.

OFFENSE
Quarterback

1) 3stars

2) 3stars

OR

5stars

 

Running Back

1) 3stars

2) 3stars

3) 4starsa

 

Wide Receiver

1) 4starsa

2) 4starsa

 

Slot

1) 4starsa

2) 4starsa

 

Wide Receiver

1) 3stars

2) 4starsa

 

Tight End

1) 3stars

2) Walk-on

DANG BEARS RAN OUT OF CHEATIN MONEY HERE.

 

Left Tackle

1) 4starsa

2) 5stars

 

Left Guard

1) 4starsa

2) 3stars

 

Center

1) 3stars

2) Walk-on (though a 3-star would most likely move from right tackle to here)

 

Right Guard 

1) 3stars

2) 3stars

 

Right Tackle

1) 3stars

2) 3stars

That breaks down to:

5-stars: 2

4-stars: 8

3-stars: 12

Walk-ons: 2

 

DEFENSE
Defensive End

1) 3stars

2) 3stars

 

Defensive Tackle

1) 4starsa

2) 5stars

 

Nose Tackle

1) 4starsa

2) 4starsa

NOW WE’RE BACK TO CHEATIN.

 

Defensive End

1) 2stars

2) 4starsa

 

OLB (Stinger)

1) 3stars

OR

3stars

2) Walk-on

I am not having fun now.

 

MLB

1) 3stars

OR

2stars

 

Nickel (Huskie)

1) 5stars

2) 3stars

3) 3stars

 

Cornerback

1) Walk-on (though may have been given a scholarship this year)

2) 3stars

OR

4starsa

 

Rover

1) 3stars

2) 4starsa

 

Free Safety

1) 3stars

2) 4starsa

 

Cornerback

1) 3stars

2) 4starsa

OR

4starsa

The defensive numbers breakdown:

5-stars: 2

4-stars: 9

3-stars: 11

2-stars: 2

Walk-ons: 2

 

Kicker

1) 3stars

 

Punter

1) 2stars

 

Overall, your final stars breakdown of a depth chart so obviously assembled through briefcases of MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND WHOSE SUCCESS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH COACHING ABILITY AND DEVELOPING TALENT.

5-stars: 4

4-stars: 17

3-stars: 24

2-stars: 2

Walk-ons: 4