College football is not far away at all and KC Kingdom is keeping you up to date on this season’s depth chart for the Kansas State Wildcats. Today we’ll take a look at the offensive line for KSU.
One of Kansas State’s could be strengths is the offensive line, but the line has concerns with depth and with injuries. One thing is certain though: K-State will have their main guy back at center in B.J. Finney.
The rest of this unit has not played together in a college football game. That will change fast. Half of this group will need to learn on the fly. Plus, they will need a dependable starter at running back the offensive line can block for.
Guard and Center Positions (Probable Starters):
Finney, one of K-State’s captains, returns having started every game since he was a freshman. No doubt Finney is the rock of the offensive line. The two-time Big 12 All-Big 12 center will need help though.
Drew Liddle has been a backup for three years and will most likely get his chance to show what he can do.
Meanwhile, Boston Stiverson has the potential to be a good lineman, but has been injured many times in his career at KSU. Stiverson will need to escape that for K-State to be successful this season.
Whitehair can be very versatile on the offense line. He can play either guard or tackle, and that is very helpful for the Wildcats. Junior Matt Kleinsorge will get his action at one of the tackle positions as well.
Off the Bench
This might go ahead of the secondary position for Kansas State, but there is not much depth at really any of the positions, which could be a concern if one of the starters gets banged up.
You might see tackle Luke Hayes get some playing time. The word is that K-State wants him to start but the question for him is he in good shape. Will Ash and AJ Allen are also in high consideration for playing time.
Entering the 2014 season, can this offensive line get themselves ready for the big dogs on the schedule? The big test for them is when Auburn comes calling in the third game of the season. That is when we will get a lot of answers…even before then as well.
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