Penn State has released its depth chart for this week's season-opener against Syracuse. It contains exactly zero surprises.
Elsewhere on offense, the only significant change from the spring is that converted tackle Garry Gilliam is listed on the first team at right tackle along with veteran Adam Gress. Gress has been slowed in the training camp by a leg injury.
It should be noted that the offensive depth chart does not include the slot receiver position. So slot men Alex Kenney and Richy Anderson are listed as third-teamers at the other two receiver spots, as opposed to the top two slot receivers.
On defense, the only “or” designation among the first-teamers is at one of the safety spots. Veterans Malcolm Willis and Ryan Keiser, who are both expected to log significant snaps, are listed atop the depth chart.
One potential trouble spot is at punt snapper, where starting middle linebacker Glenn Carson is listed as the starter. That does not appear to reflect well on the development of the snapping specialists on the roster — redshirt freshman Tyler Yazujian and true freshman Sean Corcoran.
The depth chart is notoriously dicey on return men at this time of year. Expansive, too.
Meanwhile, the punt returner rundown is: Jesse Della Valle, Belton, Walker.