Miami Hurricanes offensive depth greatly improved in 2018

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Ahmmon Richards
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 18: Ahmmon Richards /
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Donaldson, left tackle Tyree St. Louis and center Tyler Gauthier are all capable players. The success of the Miami offensive line could come down to the guard play. Senior Jahair Jones currently is first on the depth chart at left guard. There is no reason to believe he will lose his spot in training camp.

Graduate transfer Venzell Boulware, Rising Junior Hayden Mahoney and Rising Sophomore Corey Gaynor are likely to compete to start at right guard. Mahoney has been listed first on the depth chart since the end of Spring Practice.

Gaynor started one game at right guard last season. He is likely Gauthier’s heir apparent at center after this season.

When Herndon went down last season after the loss to Pittsburgh there was a precipitous drop in talent at tight end for the Hurricanes. Sophomore Michael Irvin II became the starter in Herndon’s place. He caught four passes for 22 yards.

Freshman Brian Polendey and Sophomore Scott Patchan didn’t catch any passes at tight end last season. Polendey is likely to be the fourth-string tight end this season. Patchan is back on the defensive line in 2018 after moving to tight end last season to give Miami more depth.