The Colorado Buffaloes released their first official depth chart on Friday, and it appears that freshmen are going to be a huge piece of the puzzle for head coach Jon Embree.
Josh Tupou, Kenneth Crawley and Christian Powell are all either first or tied for first at their respective positions on the depth chart. In addition, the special teams will be well-represented with first-year players, as Crawley, Marques Mosley, Donta Abron and Gerald Thomas are currently slated to handle punt and kick returns.
Tupou is atop the list of nose tackles, along with junior Nate Bonsu. Tupou, who was a three-star recruit from from Buena Park, Calif., has had an impressive camp. Crawley is alone by himself at the top of the left cornerback list, and is also No. 1 on the list of punt returners. And Powell is slated to share starting duties at fullback with junior Alex Wood.
The Buffs' quarterback situation looks interesting, as they have yet to decide on a backup to Jordan Webb. Currently, Connor Wood and Nick Hirschman are both listed as the No. 2.
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