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Summer workouts depth chart

After two weeks of summer workouts, here is a look at the “depth chart” with the understanding that there is a lot of shuffling going on, injury absences, etc so take this for what is after two weeks. 


Max Browne


Sam Darnold

Matt Fink

Browne is the first man up with the 1’s and he is the vocal leader of the sessions but it’s been a fairly even distribution of the reps so far between him and Darnold. Fink is getting a decent amount of work too, especially now that Jalen Greene has returned to receiver.


Justin Davis

Ronald Jones II


Aca’Cedric Ware

OR Dominic Davis


Reuben Peters

All four tailbacks are getting work, plus Peters is being sprinkled in there at fullback as well.


Taylor McNamara


Tyler Petite

There has been no Daniel Imatorbhebhe in action so the top two are splitting things, and it’s clear there is an increased workload for the tight ends.


Chad Wheeler


Zach Banner

Roy Hemsley

Wheeler only worked out for the first session and hasn’t gone since. When Chad is out, it is Banner taking over at LT.


Chris Brown

Damien Mama

After splitting time in spring, it has been mostly Brown going with the 1’s so far this summer, although Mama did get some work with the 1’s last Thursday.


Nico Falah

Cole Smith

We haven’t seen Toa Lobendahn or Khaliel Rodgers in action but they are in attendance, and Toa did get some work after the Thursday session to practice some “under center” snaps with Browne.


Viane Talamaivao

Jordan Simmons

Jordan Austin

Frank Martin

Talamaivao has been going exclusively with the first unit.


Zach Banner

Chuma Edoga

Nathan Smith


Clayton Johnston

Banner is moving back and forth seamlessly between the right and left side. The first week saw Edoga on the defensive line but it looks like he will be on offense for the rest of summer.



Olajuwon Tucker



Osa Masina

No surprises here so far as Cameron Smith continues to watch from the sidelines with his knee rehab.


Noah Jefferson

Jacob Daniel


Rasheem Green

Christian Rector

Chuma Edoga


Malik Dorton

Liam Jimmons

The big news came on the first day when Edoga lined up at DE, and looked pretty good doing it. Other than that, it’s the same line-up we saw in spring.


Porter Gustin

Jabari Ruffin


Uchenna Nwosu

Don Hill

Don Hill returns after sitting out spring ball and he’s looked like a contributor to this point.


Isaiah Langley

Jack Jones


Ajene Harris

Jonathan Lockett

There has been no Adoree’ as he is still doing track, and Iman Marshall has been in attendance but hasn’t done any drills. That’s meant a lot of work for guys who are fighting for time behind the starters, and I particularly like what we’ve seen from Harris and Jones.


Chris Hawkins


John Plattenburg

CJ Pollard


Marvell Tell


Leon McQuay

Matt Lopes

Hawkins returned after missing spring and has slipped right back into the starter role next to Tell, although there is a lot of mixing things around at this spot.

Garry Paskwietz

A 1988 graduate of USC with a degree in Sports Information. Worked in sports marketing for LA Lakers and Miller Brewing Company. Began covering the Trojans in 1996 with the Trojan Football Fax. Founded WeAreSC in November 1998 with stints at Scout and ESPN. Emmy-winner while covering high school football at Fox Sports West.

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