Projected Texas Tech football depth chart ahead of spring football

With spring football nearing, let's take a look at what the Texas Tech depth chart might look like at this moment.

Dec 16, 2023; Shreveport, LA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back Tahj Brooks (28) runs the
Dec 16, 2023; Shreveport, LA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back Tahj Brooks (28) runs the / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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Running Back

Tahj Brooks - First Team

Cam'Ron Valdez - Second Team

The easiest spot to project for 2024 is the running back position. That's where Tahj Brooks returns after running for 1,538 yards and 10 TDs this past fall.

Many thought he would head to the NFL but thanks to the N.I.L. opportunities he's back to try to break the school's career rushing yards record, which he is less than 1,200 yards away from. He'll be one of the best running backs in the nation and he should be Tech's workhorse in the backfield.

Behind him is another player that many thought would leave this offseason, Cam'Ron Valdez. Last year, he got only 52 carries totaling 286 yards and one TD and after the season he briefly put his name in the transfer portal before deciding to come back to Lubbock.

That duo gives Tech a solid 1-2 punch at running back. In fact, this is likely the best shape the Red Raider RB position has been in since 2015 when DeAndre Washington was a senior and posting his second straight 1,000-yard rushing season.

Where the depth stacks up after those two is up in the air right now, though. Players such as Bryson Donell, Anquan Willis, and true freshmen Cameron Dickey and JMuary Davis will all have something to prove if they want to earn any snaps in 2024.