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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Secondary

Corner - Bralyn Lux

Corner - A. J. McCarty

Free Safety - C. J. Baskerville

Strong Safety - Chapman Lewis

Star - Brenden Jordan

In the secondary, Tech will have to replace four starters. However, there is plenty of talent still left in the cupboard.

One name to know is Baylor transfer A. J. McCarty. A 6-foot junior, he played in 13 games making 37 tackles for the Bears in 2022 and had he been granted immediate eligibility last season, he might have challenged for a starting job. Now, he likely enters the spring as a first-team corner.

At safety, Tech will need sophomores Brenden Jordan and Chapman Lewis to take big steps forward. Jordan made 20 stops last season while Lewis had 14. Each will have to be far more impactful in 2024.

Last season, Tech got 110 tackles and four picks combined from starting safeties Dadrion Taylor-Demerson and Tyler Owens, two players who were at this past week's NFL Combine. What's more, Tech got three picks from one of last season's starting corners, Malik Dunlap. That's a lot of productivity to have to replace and it will be interesting to see if this rebuilt secondary can do that effectively.

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