Vanderbilt released its weekly depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game against Stanford, and there are a few changes in the trenches that we’ll note.
The Vanderbilt depth chart ahead of Saturday's game against Stanford (7 p.m., ESPNU) pic.twitter.com/i4tpNYjUcr— Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) September 14, 2021
For one, Vanderbilt has a new starting center this week: Julian Hernandez, who stepped in for the last few plays of Saturday’s game against Colorado State after starter Michael Warden left with what Clark Lea said was a sprained ankle in Tuesday’s press conference. This is a situation where I think the injury will ultimately lead to a long-term replacement. Warden is a walk-on who’s frankly a limited player, and unless Hernandez just can’t handle this assignment, I think he’s your long-term solution at the position.
The other change is on the defensive line, and this change is a week late. Raashaan Wilkins started at the second defensive tackle spot last week alongside Daevion Davis, and now the depth chart reflects him being the starter. Malik Langham (who was listed as the starter last week) moves to the second-string spot behind Davis. Also making an appearance: Terion “Tank” Sugick as the second-string tackle behind Wilkins. Sugick played in Saturday’s game at Colorado State and, again, this depth chart change is a week behind reality. Marcus Bradley (the highest-rated prospect in Vanderbilt’s 2021 class, who hasn’t played in two games) is now listed at third-string defensive tackle.