Iowa State Football 2022-23 Projected Depth Chart-Offense

Updated: Jul 23

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Quarterback- Starter: Hunter Dekkers

​QB1

QB2 or

QB2

QB4

​Hunter Dekkers

Ashton Cook

Roco Becht

​Nate Glantz/Blake Clark


QB Hunter Deckers is the top recruit in ISU’s class of 2020. He received a grade of 82 from ESPN and was included in their top 300 players. The 4 star recruit also received a 90+ rating from 247 Sports and was ranked in their top 300 players as well. The former West Sioux quarterback was invited to the Elite 11 camp, highlighting the best 11 QB recruits from every class. He appeared in a couple games last season, including at the end of the Cy-Hawk game and against Kansas. Dekkers impressed against Kansas and looks to take the reigns of the Cyclone Offense. He has a great build at 6'3", 235 pounds and has great athleticism as we saw in his long run against Kansas last season. Last season Dekkers passed for 193 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for over 60 yards and a score.

(photo via 247Sports)


Running back-Starter: Jirehl Brock

​RB1

RB2 or

RB2 or

RB2

​Jirehl Brock

Deon Silas

Eli Sanders

Cartevious Norton

Jirehl Brock is opening up as the starting back and showed some amazing glimpes last season behind Breece Hall. One of these was his 40 yard touchdown against Kansas State last season. Matt Campbell has said this running back room is as deep it has ever been with a lot of talent behind Brock. Here is a quote from Campbell:


Here's the Jirehl Brock touchdown run at the 1:20 mark of this video:



FB-Jared Russ

All Big-12 first team fullback Jared Russ burst on the scene this past year for the Cyclones and looks to have a big impact in 2022-23. He is great blocking in the run game and had 67 receiving yards last season.


Wide Receiver

WR1

WR2 (Slot)

​WR3 or

WR3 or

WR3

​Xavier Hutchinson

Jaylin Noel

Dimitri Stanley

Sean Shaw Jr./ Greg Gaines III

Darren Wilson Jr./ Daniel Jackson

Xavier Hutchinson returns as one of the best wide receivers in the country to aid Hunter Dekkers. Xavier had nearly 1000 yards and 5 touchdowns last year for the Cyclones. Enjoy some Xavier Hutchinson highlights here:



True Freshman Jaylin Noel had a breakout season for the Cyclones towards the end of the season and hopes to keep that up in the slot position. However, the sleeper not many are talking about is Dimitri Stanley, the Colorado wide receiver transfer. Stanley had back to back 300+ receiving yard seasons for the Buffalo in 2019 and 2020, before taking a step back to 150 yards in 2021. He still looks like he will be a valuable piece of Dekker’s receiving core this season. Redzone threat Sean Shaw Jr. will also look to be a key weapon for Dekkers and have a bounce back season. Darren Wilson Jr. and Daniel Jackson both have experience with Campbell's system and look to take a forward leap. Lastly, maybe the most exciting for the Cyclones is true freshman Greg Gaines III who looks like he is impressing early at camp.




Tight End

TE1

TE2 or

TE2

Easton Dean

Tyler Moore

DeShawn Hanika

Converted Quarterback to Tight End will lead the completely new Cyclone tight end room. Iowa State is losing their best tight end duo of all time in Charlie Kolar and Chase Allen but have a lot of young talent. Easton Dean has got high praise from the coaching staff along with Hanika and the Johnston native Tyler Moore. The tight end room may be the biggest question mark for the Cyclones, especially with how much OC Tom Manning likes to use TEs, however, there is plenty of talent there for the Cyclones.


Easton Dean via 247 Sports





Offensive Line

​LT

LG

C

RG

RT

Tyler Miller

Jarrod Hufford

Trevor Downing

Darrell Simmons Jr.

Jake Remsburg

James Neal

Hayden Pauls

Zach Ross

​Brady Peterson

Grant Treiber

Even with the losses of Colin Newell and Derek Schweiger to the offensive line, the Cyclones still have plenty of experience and have a lot of talented depth including a new transfer, James Neal. The offensive line is always the hardest to predict, however, this gives a rough picture of how the Cyclone's offensive line will stack up.


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