The Seminoles continue to tinker with their depth chart as the season progresses, and this week’s preparation against Clemson is no exception. All of the alterations, however, are limited to one position group.
Four of five listed secondary positions have been adjusted this week, beginning with the boundary cornerback spot. Tarvarus McFadden remains the clear-cut starter, but his backup, previously consisting only of Marcus Lewis, is now listed as Lewis “or” Levonta Taylor (Taylor worked as the field corner in FSU’s dime package against Wake Forest).
Wide receiver Ermon Lane makes his debut on the defensive depth chart this week after getting the start against the Demon Deacons-- he’s presently penciled in as the backup at both free and strong safety positions. At the former, Nate Andrews has dropped off the chart after suffering a season-ending pectoral injury, and A.J. Westbrook has moved up to replace him. Lane slides in ahead of third-stringer Carlos Becker III.
Strong safety had included Trey Marshall “or” Andrews atop the list, but Marshall now holds the top spot by himself, followed by Lane and then Calvin Brewton. At star, Lewis and Marshall retain the top two spots, but Kyle Meyers has moved up from fourth to third, knocking Taylor back a spot. Meyers got the dime-team reps at star against Wake Forest.
The field corner spot remains unchanged: Marquez White, followed by Malique Jackson. There were no changes to the offensive or special teams units.