Projecting Texas football’s 2-deep depth chart vs. Alabama

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1. Quinn Ewers

2. Hudson Card

Another freshman we saw some ups and downs from in Week 1 is the second-year quarterback Quinn Ewers. Ewers might be the most important player out on the field for the Longhorns this weekend.

Running back

1. Bijan Robinson

2. Roschon Johnson

We’re probably going to see 25 or 30 touches for star junior running back Bijan Robinson in this game. Bijan was good against ULM, but he’s due for a bigger workload this weekend.

Texas will also likely give a decent workload in this game to the backup running back duo of redshirt junior Keilan Robinson and senior Roschon Johnson.

Wide receiver

Z-1. Casey Cain

Z-2. Troy Omeire

An emerging breakout candidate for Texas early this season is the former three-star recruit and redshirt freshman wide receiver Casey Cain. If the opener proved anything, it’s that Cain is the set-in-stone starter on the outside this season.

It was good to see redshirt sophomore wideout Troy Omeire haul in his first career catch in the opener against ULM. Omeire should backup Cain at the z-wide receiver spot.

X-1. Xavier Worthy

X-2. Brenen Thompson

Star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy could easily come away from Saturday with the most targeted of any Texas skill player. Texas will work to get Worthy some separation in the intermediate passing game against some of the more inexperienced Alabama corners.

It’s hard to see freshman Brenen Thompson getting too many reps this weekend with the big spotlight that will be on Texas.

H-1. Jordan Whittington

H-2. Tarique Milton

An x-factor for Texas could be in the slot this weekend in redshirt junior Jordan Whittington.

With some of the blocking ability and high-effort plays that we saw from Whittington last weekend, he’ll be a player to watch against this talented Alabama secondary.

Tight end

1. Ja’Tavion Sanders

2. Gunnar Helm

The recently learned six-game NCAA suspension that senior tight end Jahleel Billingsley is serving this season means that sophomore Ja’Tavion Sanders could steal the show this weekend. We’re also going to see plenty of sophomore tight end Gunnar Helm, depending on how much 22 personnel Texas runs with.