Heels Week 2 Depth Chart Breakdown

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On Monday morning, Coach Fedora and the Heels released this week’s depth chart for the upcoming game against Louisville. There were very few questions that were answered Saturday apparently, according to the depth chart. Let’s breakdown this week’s depth chart.

The Quarterback Battle Is Not Done

Despite a strong showing from Chazz Surratt on Saturday and an abysmal performance by Brandon Harris, Harris was listed first on this week’s depth chart with the OR still between him and Surratt. This more than likely means that we will see both on Saturday. Why? I honestly have no idea. I thought Surratt definitely showed enough to beat out Harris. Apparently, Fedora hasn’t seen enough. How, though?

Jordon Brown and Michael Carter Will Share Carries Again

Don’t expect the Heels to settle on one running back this season and for good reason. Both were productive on Saturday and could form a strong two headed monster. Who will start each week will be a mystery. It honestly doesn’t matter.

Roscoe Johnson Solidly A Second String WR

After his big first week, Johnson has solidified himself as the second-string slot receiver behind Thomas Jackson, beating out true freshman Dazz Newsome. Expected Johnson’s snaps to steadily increase if he keeps playing the way he did one Saturday.

Tight End Is Still Up For Grabs

Both Brandon Fritts and Carl Tucker played well on Saturday, but neither of them were able to take the upper hand. The two should continue to split snaps for the next few weeks, barring a breakout performance from one of the two.

Nick Polino Now In a Battle at LG

With Tommy Hatton still away from the team, Polino was the starter in Week 1. However, Monday’s depth chart shows Polino battling graduate transfer Khaliel Rodgers, who looked good in the snaps he saw on Saturday, aside from a false start penalty.

The Defensive Line Still Has No Set Starters

This still is not a concern considering how much the Heels rotate defensive linemen. Tyler Powell will join the rotation after missing the opener due to injury. Jalen Dalton will remain on top of the depth chart at defensive tackle with the OR between him and Jason Strowbridge despite his targeting penalty from Saturday.

Corey Bell Jr. Remains at the No. 2 CB Spot Despite Saturday’s Performance

Bell Jr. was picked on the entire day Saturday, getting two touchdowns scored on him. Despite that, he still remains solidly as the No. 2 corner. From what we’ve heard, Bell Jr. had a great offseason and if so, he deserves a chance to redeem himself. If he struggles, though, the Heels will have to go to K.J. Sails.

Freeman Jones Will Handle the Kicking Duties

Jones handled all of the kicking duties on Saturday and impressed coaches enough to apparently win the starting job. Jones should have no trouble handling the full time gig.

Manny Miles Wins the Battle at Holder

People may be wondering why this is an important battle, but holder is an extremely important position. Miles handled all of the holding duties on Saturday and secured the job over Hunter Lent.