Florida vs. Tennessee: Gators' depth chart gets Jon Halapio back, Jaylen Watkins to safety


On the Gators' depth chart for Tennessee, Jon Halapio is a welcome sight, and Jaylen Watkins is a new safety.

Here's the Florida Gators' depth chart for Saturday's game with Tennessee. Key takeaways: Antonio Morrison returns to the starter's spot at middle linebacker; Jon Halapio joins the depth chart as the projected starter at right guard; Jaylen Watkins takes Marcus Maye's starting spot at safety; Vernon Hargreaves III is the backup for both Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson at corner.

Offensive Depth Chart

Position First Team Second Team Third Team
Quarterback Jeff Driskel Tyler Murphy
Running back Matt Jones Mack Brown
Fullback Hunter Joyer Gideon Ajagbe
X receiver Quinton Dunbar Demarcus Robinson
Z receiver Solomon Patton Ahmad Fulwood Chris Thompson
F receiver Trey Burton Mike McNeely
Tight end Clay Burton Tevin Westbrook Colin Thompson
Left tackle D.J. Humphries Max Garcia
Left guard Max Garcia Trip Thurman
Center Jonotthan Harrison Kyle Koehne
Right guard Jon Halapio Kyle Koehne Ian Silberman
Right tackle Tyler Moore Trenton Brown

Valdez Showers and Mark Herndon, both listed as third-teamers at running back last week, are not on this week's depth chart. Halapio's return slides Kyle Koehne and Ian Silberman back a rung at right guard.

Defensive Depth Chart

Position First Team Second Team
End Jonathan Bullard Bryan Cox, Jr.
Nose Leon Orr Damien Jacobs
Tackle Dominique Easley Darious Cummings
Buck Dante Fowler, Jr. Alex McCalister
Sam Ronald Powell Darren Kitchens
Mike Antonio Morrison Michael Taylor
Will Neiron Ball Darrin Kitchens
RCB Loucheiz Purifoy Vernon Hargreaves III
LCB Marcus Roberson Vernon Hargreaves III
Safety Jaylen Watkins Marcus Maye
Safety Cody Riggs Jabari Gorman
Nickel Brian Poole Vernon Hargreaves III
Dime Marcus Maye Cody Riggs

Darrin Kitchens takes Daniel McMillian's place as the back-up Sam linebacker, while Hargreaves is now even more kudzu-like in the secondary.

Special Teams Depth Chart

Position First Team Second Team Third Team
Kicker Austin Hardin Brad Phillips
Punter Kyle Christy Justin Vogel
Kick returner Solomon Patton Valdez Showers
Punt returner Marcus Roberson Trey Burton Brian Poole
Holder Tyler Murphy Kyle Crofoot
Long snapper Drew Ferris Kyle Crofoot

One change here: Purifoy's name replaces Showers's at backup kick returner.

What do you think of this depth chart? Are you surprised by Hargreaves being everywhere on it? Let's discuss it in the comments.


Andy Hutchins is Alligator Army's managing editor. Follow Alligator Army on Twitter and Facebook.

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