When the Florida Gators football team released an updated depth chart on Monday in preparation for their next game against East Carolina, one change in particular was surprising.
Junior wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was demoted to third-string behind junior Ahmad Fulwood and sophomore C.J. Worton.
Robinson had 5 receptions for 32 yards in the season-opening win against New Mexico State. McElwain made it seem like Robinson’s fall in the depth chart was more about the rise of the other wideouts.
“We had some guys step up and play pretty good at that position and were in the right spots and did what’s right,” said McElwain when asked about the receivers. “(Robinson) will still play. I mean, as I’ve told you guys, what are depth charts? As you look at rep counts, I think some guys that probably weren’t number one on the depth chart probably played a bunch more.”
At quarterback, the depth chart lists Will Grier OR Treon Harris for the top slot. Both players had solid games in the season-opener as they each threw for two touchdowns.
“Treon showed some escapability and created big plays down the field, extended plays. I think that’s a real positive,” McElwain said on the play of Harris.
“I thought what Will did was coming in with that two minute drive right there before half which actually was really big,” said McElwain on Grier’s performance. “We gave up a score and then we answered and what that shows me is a little bit of resolve.”
Other changes to the depth chart also lists freshman OT Martez Ivey OR Mason Halter at left tackle and DE Alex McCallister at the RUSH position behind Bryan Cox Jr.
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