Michigan State Football: Projecting offensive depth chart for 2020

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Receivers/Tight ends

Starting receivers: Tre Mosley, Jayden Reed, Jalen Nailor
Backups: CJ Hayes, Laress Nelson, Ricky White

The receiver position is just assumed to be lacking this season after losing Darrell Stewart Jr. and Cody White to the NFL, but it’s one of the most underrated position groups on the team.

Jayden Reed looks to be a star after transferring over from Western Michigan before last season and sitting out. He was a Freshman All-American and could be the next big receiver to come through East Lansing. He’s a lock to start along with Jalen Nailor, in my opinion. Nailor just needs to stay healthy because his speed makes a serious difference. Lastly, Tre Mosley is due for a breakout sophomore season.

CJ Hayes is expected to step up as a veteran receiver on the roster as he’s finally climbing up the depth chart. I could see Laress Nelson stepping up in the slot and Ricky White breaking onto the scene as a true freshman. Don’t sleep on Tre’Von Morgan either.

Starting tight end: Matt Dotson
Backup: Trenton Gillison

Many believe Trenton Gillison’s ceiling is so high and Matt Dotson’s injury is still a concern so the redshirt sophomore might start over the senior, but I don’t see that happening just yet. Dotson was on pace for a breakout year before his season-ending injury and he should win his job back but don’t be surprised if he splits time relatively evenly with Gillison early on.

Also, Adam Berghorst is a dark-horse to receiver some playing time here after switching positions.