An early look at the Defensive Depth Chart for the Louisville Cardinals. In this piece we will consider players who are currently committed but not prospective student athletes who have yet to declare. We’ll revisit this again after Signing Day and before Spring Practice begins.

Defensive Line

DE

Drew Bailey 6’5, 285 (Senior)
Chris Williams 6’1, 285 (Senior)
Marcus Watson 6’2, 270 (RS-Freshman)

DT

De’Asian Richardson 6’3, 335 (RS-Senior) also DE
Kyle Shortridge 6’2, 288 (RS-Senior) also DE
Derek Dorsey 6’3, 275 (RS-Freshman)
Ben Hutch 6’3, 315 (Freshman)
Tyler Robinson 5’11, 328 (RS-Freshman)

DE

GG Robinson 6’4, 305 (RS-Sophomore)
Caleb Tillman 6’3, 272 (RS-Freshman)

Departing:  DeAngelo Brown, Kordell Slater


Linebackers

OLB

James Hearns 6’3, 249, (RS-Senior)
Tabarious Peterson 6’3, 250 (RS-Freshman)
Malik Clark 6’4, 235 (Freshman)
Dayna Overton 6’4, 235 (Freshman)

MIKE

Isaac Stewart 6’2, 245 (RS-Junior)
Malik Staples 6’1, 214 (Sophomore)
Tobias Little 6’0, 226 (RS-Freshman)
Damien Smith 6’1, 238 (Junior)
Vince Lococo 6’0, 235 (RS-Freshman)

MO

Stacy Thomas 6’1, 232 (RS-Senior)
Amonte Caban 6’1, 248 (RS-Soph)
Kam Jones 6’1, 221 (Freshman)
Reese Melton 6’2, 211 (RS-Freshman)

OLB

Jonathan Greenard 6’4, 252 (RS-Soph)
Gary McCrae 6’4, 225 (RS-Soph)
Trevon Young 6’4, 245 (RS-Senior)
Jabreel Stephens 6’5, 225 (Freshman)
Henry Famurewa 6’2, 252 (RS-Junior) spot will depend on recovery
Dorian Etheridge 6’3, 218 (Freshman)

Departing: Keith Kelsey, Devonte Fields


Secondary

CB
Jaire Alexander 5’11, 188 (Junior)
Ronald Walker 6’1, 198 (Junior)
Chris Taylor-Yamanoha 6’2, 185 (RS-Freshman)
Kaheem Roach 6’1, 185 (Freshman)
Alphonso Carter 6’3, 206 (Senior)
Aaron Floyd 5’10, 172 (Junior)

Free Safety
Dee Smith 6’1, 200 (Junior)
Lamarques Thomas 6’0, 165 (RS-Freshman)
TreSean Smith 6’3, 190 (Freshman) OR
Anthony Johnson 6’2,180 (Freshman)

Strong Safety
Chucky Williams 6’2, 210 (RS-Senior)
Khane Pass 6’1, 208 (RS-Soph)
London Iakopo 6’0, 212 (Senior)
CJ Avery 6’1, 196 (Freshman) also a Nickel OR
Lyn Strange 6’3, 190 (Freshman)

CB
Trumaine Washington 5’10, 180 (Senior)
Shaq Wiggins 5’10, 172 (Junior)
Cornelius Sturghill 5’11, 180 (RS-Junior)
Tre Norwood 5’11, 175 (Freshman) OR
Russ Yeast 5’11, 185 (Freshman)
Javier Santiago 5’9, 190 (Junior)
Marcus Mays 5’10, 185 (Junior)

Nickel
PJ Blue 6’3, 195 (RS-Freshman)
Zykiesis Cannon 6’0, 195 (Senior)
Rodney Owens, Jr. 6’0, 185 (Freshman)

Departing: Josh Harvey-Clemons, John Stitch


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