Miami football projected pre-spring defensive depth chart

The Miami football program returns defensive starters from the final regular season game at Boston College.
Dec 28, 2023; Bronx, NY, USA; Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman Rueben Bain Jr. (44) and linebacker
Dec 28, 2023; Bronx, NY, USA; Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman Rueben Bain Jr. (44) and linebacker / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Defensive Tackle Depth Chart

Harrison-Hunte projects as one starter entering spring practice. Expect a lot of movement this spring at DT. Different combinations are likely to be utilized throughout the spring. Miami frequently rotates on the DL. Miami is mostly healthy this spring at DT. Joshua Horton is expected to return sometime this spring per David Lake of Inside the U.

Thomas Gore who transferred to Miami from Georgia State during the 2023 offseason should see an increase in snaps in 2024. Gore had eight tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles in 2023. Harrison-Hunte brings needed experience to Miami at DT.

Anthony Campbell who is in his second season with Miami after transferring from Louisiana, Clark and Cook should also receive first-team snaps for Miami at some point this spring. Freshman DL Armondo Blount is out this spring. Five-star DT Justin Scott arrives in Coral Gables later this year.

Edge Rusher Depth Chart

Edge rusher should be the deepest position for Miami in 2024. Bain, Nyjalik Kelly and Akheem Mesidor are expected to be Miami's top three edge rushers in 2024. Kelly is out for the entirity of spring practice per Lake. Mesidor did not participate on Monday but is expected to return this spring.

With Kelly and Mesidor recovering from their injuries, that provides an opportunity for Alston and sophomore Jayden Wayne to take first-team snaps this spring. Blount and Campbell can play edge rusher or tackle. Blount and Campbell's versatility and Bain and Mesidor, who can move inside on passing downs, will help Miami.