What Cougars depth chart might look like

Unlike last year, names familiar to WSU fans

PULLMAN – To avoid all unnecessary consternation, it should be noted: This is not an official depth chart.

There will be one of those before too long, because Washington State’s season opener at Auburn is now just five days away.

In anticipation of that game, we’ve decided to take our best guess at what the Cougars’ depth chart might look like on that day.

The biggest difference from last season is that most of these names are familiar. The Cougars played 17 true or redshirt freshmen a year ago. That isn’t likely to be the case again this season.

Offensively, the biggest question marks are in the receiving corps, where the top 10 are pretty well established at the four positions – it’s just a matter of who sees the field most.

Sophomore Gabe Marks is a likely starter, and junior Isiah Myers beings some versatility bouncing between the outside spots. River Cracraft is an impressive freshman who will play a bunch, and sophomore Brett Bartolone led the team in receptions last season.

Though a two-deep is listed at each offensive line position, it should be noted that O-line coach Clay McGuire won’t go more than eight deep unless he feels he is forced to do so.

So, for example, Matt Goetz would likely fill in at either guard position, if necessary, and Zach Brevick has some versatility about him, too.

Defensively, the Cougars look much the same as they did last season, with the notable exception of sophomore Destiny Vaeao taking over at the buck linebacker position. That spot was occupied by do-everything standout Travis Long last year.

Without further ado, here is our best guess as to how things might shake out once the season starts:


QB – 12 Connor Halliday, R-Jr.

17 Austin Apodaca, R-Fr.

10 Tyler Bruggman, Fr.

RB – 34 Teondray Caldwell, So.

OR 35 Marcus Mason, Jr.

OR 43 Jeremiah Laufasa, R-So.

XWR – 80 Dominique Williams, R-So.

OR 88 Isiah Myers, Jr.

OR 1 Vince Mayle, Sr.

YWR – 82 Bobby Ratliff, R-Jr.

OR 84 River Cracraft, Fr.

15 Robert Lewis, Fr.

LT – 63 Gunnar Eklund, R-So.

69 Devonte McClain, Jr.

LG – 56 Joe Dahl, R-So.

66 Matt Goetz, R-Sr.

C – 60 Elliott Bosch, R-Sr.

70 Zach Brevick, R-Sr.

RG – 77 John Fullington, Sr.

73 Eduardo Middleton, R-Fr.

RT – 76 Rico Forbes, R-Sr.

61 Cole Madison, Fr.

HWR – 19 Brett Bartolone, So.

5 Rickey Galvin, R-Jr.

85 John Thompson, Fr.

ZWR – 9 Gabe Marks

88 Isiah Myers, Jr.

OR 18 Kristoff Williams, R-Jr.


DL – 98 Toni Pole, R-Jr.

52 Darryl Paulo, R-So.

DL – 95 Ioane Gauta, Sr.

92 Robert Barber, R-Fr.

DL – 96 Xavier Cooper, R-So.

71 Matthew Bock, R-Sr.

BUCK LB – 97 Destiny Vaeao, So.

40 Kache Palacio, So.

3 Ivan McLennan, Jr.

MIKE LB – 13 Darryl Monroe, R-So.

37 Jared Byers, R-Sr.

51 Peyton Pelluer, Fr.

WILL LB – 10 Justin Sagote, Sr.

33 Tana Pritchard, R-So.

8 Jeremiah Allison, So.

SAM LB – 42 Cyrus Coen, Jr.

OR 21 Eric Oertel, Sr.

28 Feddie Davey, So.

CB – 6 Damante Horton, Sr.

25 Daquawn Brown, Fr.

29 Alex Jackson, R-Fr.

SS – 30 Taylor Taliulu, So.

22 Casey Locker, R-Sr.

OR 4 Anthony Carpenter, R-Sr.

FS – 20 Deone Bucannon, Sr.

22 Casey Locker, R-Sr.

48 Mitchell Peterson, R-Jr.

CB – 2 Nolan Washington, R-Sr.

16 Charleston White, Fr.

27 Tracy Clark, R-Jr.


PK – 49 Andrew Furney, Sr.

46 Mike Bowlin, Sr.

KO – 46 Mike Bowlin, Sr.

49 Andrew Furney, Sr.

P – 46 Mike Bowlin, Sr.

44 Wes Concepcion, Jr.

H – 2 Austin Apodaca, Fr.

46 Mike Bowlin, Sr.

LS – 65 Alex Den Bleyker, Jr.

70 Zach Brevick, R-Sr.

OR 55 Jared Sonneborn, Fr.

PR – 23 Leon Brooks, R-Sr.

5 Rickey Galvin, R-Jr.

OR 19 Brett Bartolone, So.

KOR – 34 Teondray Caldwell, So.

OR 5 Rickey Galvin, R-Jr.

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