BOISE -- The Boise State football team released their first depth chart of the 2014 season on Monday.
On offense, multiple starters are listed at X-receiver, right tackle and backup runningback. Expect competition to ensue during fall camp at those particular positions.
There are only two quarterbacks on the depth chart. While transfer Tommy Stuart and incoming freshman Alex Ogle will potentially vie for the backup role, right now it belongs to redshirt freshman Ryan Finley, who exceeded expectations during spring camp coming off shoulder surgery last fall.
At runningback, Boise State will need to find a solid No. 2 option behind All-Mountain West first team performer Jay Ajayi. Junior Jack Fields and redshirt sophomore Devan Demas both drew praise from the new coaching staff during spring camp, but the latter of the two seems to make the most of his opportunities when they count. Demas' 72-yard touchdown reception was the highlight of the spring scrimmage.
2 - Matt Miller, Senior
11 - Shane Williams-Rhodes, Junior
82 - Thomas Sperbeck, Sophomore
14 - Troy Ware, R-Junior -OR- 81 - Dallas Burroughs, Senior
71 - Rees Odhiambo, R-Junior
75 - Eli McCullough, R-Freshman
73 - Travis Averill, R-Sophomore
76 - Jerhen Ertel, R-Junior
72 - Marcus Henry, R-Junior
59 - Mason Hampton, R-Freshman
66 - Mario Yakoo, R-Sophomore
60 - Kellen Buhr, R-Sophomore
70 - Steven Bagget, R-Sophomore -OR- 74 Archie Lewis, R-Freshman
89 - Connor Peters, Senior
85 - Holden Huff, R-Junior
9 - Grant Hedrick, R-Senior
15 - Ryan Finley, R-Freshman
27 - Jay Ajayi, R-Junior
26 - Devan Demas, R-Sophomore -OR- 21 Jack Fields, Junior
On defense, this "nickel" position has returned. Coming off an outstanding spring, senior Corey Bell should serve a one of the Broncos biggest playmakers at the position in 2014.
Four of the 11 starting spots on defense should have competition though. Multiple starters are listed a nose tackle, defensive end, middle linebacker and cornerback.
The stiffest competition figures be at cornerback. Who plays opposite of rising-junior Donte Deayon is the question. Senior Bryan Douglas got off to a great start in 2013, recording four interceptions in the first six games. With the help of an injury, his production fell off over the last half of the season and both Jonathan Moxey and Mercy Maston each had their moments filling in. In 2014, all three will compete for one spot.
There is only one true freshman - on offense or defense - who made the two-deeps. Safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner showed he was both physically and mentally up to the challenge of immediate playing time. He now enters fall camp as the backup to third-year starter Jeremy Ioane.
It appears Beau Martin has finally earned a starting job at defensive end. He has the difficult task of filling the shoes of 2014 second-round NFL Draft pick, Demarcus Lawrence.
On the inside, first-year head coach Bryan Harsin has options at nose tackle. Junior Armand Nance has seen significant playing time over the last two years, but senior Justin Tiamatuia has performed well enough to obviously throw his name into the mix.
53 - Beau Martin, R-Senior
94 - Sam McCaskill, R-Sophomore
40 - Armand Nance, Junior -OR- 90 - Justin Taimatuia, Senior
69 - Tyler Horn, Senior
96 - Elliot Hoyte, Senior
33 - Gabe Perez, Sophomore -OR- 92 - Kamalei Correa, Sophomore
51 - Ben Weaver, R-Sophomore
36 - Tyler Gray, Junior
20 - Tanner Vallejo, Sophomore -OR- Blake Renaud, Senior
38 - Corey Bell, Senior
16 - Dionza Blue, R-Freshman
5 - Donte Deayon, Junior
3 - Cleshawn Page, Senior
10 - Jeremy Ioane, R-Senior
29 - Dylan Sumner-Gardner, Freshman
4 - Darian Thompson, R-Junior
28 - Dillon Lukehart, R-Junior
1 - Bryan Douglas, R-Senior -OR- 30 - Jonathan Moxey, Sophomore -OR- 19 - Mercy Maston, Senior