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Way-Too-Early Depth Chart: Big Moves at Right Tackle

Ethan Wiederkehr is back at his natural position, shoring up an offensive line that will be improved upon in coming years.

This is another iteration of the Way-Too-Early Depth Chart series. If you want to review previous depth charts for QB, RB, WR, LT, LG, C, RG, LB, and DB, click on the embedded links.

Last year, senior tackle Ethan Wiederkehr filled in a guard to help reshuffle the deck chairs coming off of a 3-9 2019 campaign. After a solid year at guard, however, he's moving back to his natural position of right tackle for the 2021 season. As a senior, he’s looked upon to be one of the leaders of a unit that will most likely improve upon an already good 2020. Wiederkehr has played in 33 games in his Wildcat career, starting 11 of those games. To most people who have seen the Wildcats in fall practice, the offensive line has looked dominant, and Wiederkehr is a major piece of the puzzle.

Behind Wiederkehr will be young tackles Ben Wrather and Caleb Tiernan. Tiernan is especially interesting, considering his background as a highly rated recruit. Fitzgerald believes in the depth of the team, especially along the offensive line. Offensive Line coach Kurt Anderson is one of the best in the country, and the staff believes in the ability to develop players into solid starters along the offensive front. Wiederkehr is an example of that, having played right guard well last year despite being a more natural tackle. The expectation is that this move back to his natural tackle position will elevate the right side of the line.

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