Florida Gators release 2015 depth chart for Week 4 vs. Tennessee: Kelvin Taylor back to starter

By Adam Silverstein
September 21, 2015

Though things will undoubtedly continue change for the Florida Gators throughout the 2015 season, especially with players coming back from injury, the team released its fourth depth chart of the season ahead of Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers

The contest will be head coach Jim McElwain‘s fourth with the Gators, and it will all go down inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, at 3 p.m. and air live on CBS.

Here is Florida’s fourth official depth chart release.


QB: 7 Will Grier OR 3 Treon Harris
RB: 21 Kelvin Taylor, 25 Jordan Scarlett OR 32 Jordan Cronkrite
TE: 83 Jake McGee, 80 C’yontai Lewis, 30 DeAndre Goolsby
WR: 5 Ahmad Fulwood, 11 Demarcus Robinson, 85 Chris Thompson
WR: 81 Antonio Callaway, 10 Valdez Showers, 18 C.J. Worton
WR: 4 Brandon Powell 89, Alvin Bailey

» Taylor was promoted back to first-string running back.

LT: 78 David Sharpe, 73 Martez Ivey
LG: 63 Trip Thurman, 52 Travaris Dorsey
C: 54 Cam Dillard, 64 Tyler Jordan
RG: 71 Antonio Riles, 77 Andrew Mike
RT: 75 Mason Halter, 74 Fred Johnson


DE: 90 Jon Bullard, 96 CeCe Jefferson
NT: 91 Joey Ivie, 93 Taven Bryan OR 54 Khairi Clark
DT: 57 Caleb Brantley, 17 Jordan Sherit
RUSH: 94 Bryan Cox Jr., 14 Alex McCalister
MLB: 3 Antonio Morrison, 48 Anthony Harrell
WLB: 40 Jarrad Davis, 13 Daniel McMillian

» The SLB position was removed from the depth chart with both Alex Anzalone (shoulder) and Jeremi Powell (foot) injured. Harrell replaced Anzalone as backup MLB.

CB: 1 Vernon Hargreaves III, 15 Deiondre Porter
CB: 6 Quincy Wilson OR 5 Jalen Tabor
Nickel CB: 24 Brian Poole, 7 Duke Dawson
S: 42 Keanu Neal, 26 Marcell Harris
S: 20 Marcus Maye, 8 Nick Washington


K: 16 Austin Hardin, 98 Jorge Powell
P: 19 Johnny Townsend, 16 Austin Hardin
H: 19 Johnny Townsend, 24 Case Harrison
LS: 41 Ryan Farr OR 47 Jonathan Haney
KR: 4 Brandon Powell, 81 Antonio Callaway
PR: 81 Antonio Callaway, 4 Brandon Powell


  1. Ken (CA) says:

    I just noticed, have we run out of younger Crowfoot kids? Do we need to wait a few years for the next generation of holders?

  2. Buster says:

    Kelvin Taylor is the definition of average.

    He’s not explosive, he’s not going to run you over, or run by you, or break your ankles.
    He’s going to take whats blocked and hold on to the football.

    I don’t mind Taylor, but there are too many great athletes in this state to be stuck with a pedestrian tailback.

    • KB says:

      I respect you opinion but you don’t need to have a 4.3 Adrian Peterson like guy at the RB position to get the job done. How average would he be running behind a Wisconsin or Alabama offensive line. That same Kelvin Taylor didn’t look average against UGA last year and seemed to have enough speed to break a long one against them. The guy wants to be successful and wanted to be a Gator so I root for the kid and happy we have him because of that. I remember someone on here saying some of the same type of things about Matt Jones and that he wouldn’t get drafted. He did and he looked pretty good in the NFL last weekend. I am just saying.

      • Michael Jones says:

        Agree about Taylor, including your reasons for pulling for him.

        And I am the guy who said Matt Jones wouldn’t be drafted and I’ve never been so happy to be so wrong. I am thrilled at his early success.

        Go Gators!!!

      • Buster says:

        I love all the players and root for them all to do well, but I would have never said any of those things about Matt Jones.
        He was fast and big and could run you over. He just fumbled a little bit too much.

      • Spuntly says:

        Well typed KB. Agreed. And I think Kelvin Taylor is underrated, and I think he will prove that through the rest of this year and next. All I see Buster and Egghead type about is everything negative they can find on the Gators and post it. You can find bad things to say about any team at any point, if that’s what floats your boat. I like the positives that I am seeing and think good things are to come with Coach Mac, KT, VH, WG, etc….. Go Gators!

        • Buster says:

          I’ll gladly eat my words if he starts doing something more than getting what is blocked.
          Until that day he is nothing more than a pedestrian RB.

          I like the kids a lot, but just calling it like I see it.

    • Michael Jones says:

      Respectfully disagree about Taylor being pedestrian. He’s getting better every week and his best is yet to come. Sometimes it shows itself in the little things. He’s quicker and shiftier than you might realize. He’s fallen a few times but he’ll eventually start breaking off some lengthy runs.

      Would I have loved and should we have won some of the recruiting battles for Dalvin Cook, Derrick Henry, and Alex Collins? All Florida kids? Yes, absolutely. But hopefully that has already started with Scarlett and Cronkrite with more to come in future recruiting cycles.

  3. Buster says:

    Grier seemed to play much better than the score indicated at least in my eyes.
    The first TD run was outstanding. He made some nice throws.
    The INT was really really really bad all things considered.

    Brandon Powell had an awful game. He dropped what would have been a 1st down which eventually led to a missed FG.

    Robinson is overrated. Callaway should be the ones getting those WR screens. Robinson just dances and isn’t a playmaker.

    • Michael Jones says:

      Agree with you about Grier although the INT wasn’t that bad. Just needed a little more air under the ball and the DB really climbed the ladder to get it.

      100% agree about Robinson. An all-world athlete but not an all-world football player. Doesn’t like to stick his nose in the action. Doesn’t like to get hit. Isn’t willing to give it up for the team. Sad.

      Would like to see more C.J. Worton. Tough and quick.

    • 305Gator says:

      Yeah I told my wife that D Rob was dancing too much on those screen passes and did not gain much yardage because of that.
      To be fair to him though, he did not get targeted on any other type of route, just those dumb screen plays right at the line of scrimmage. It would be nice to have him go deep some like he did last season.

    • HeadOfficial says:

      I’m not sure if I’m the only to have noticed this but Powell and Robinson’s game effort seems to change from “half-hearted” when Grier is the QB to “extraordinary effort” when Treon Harris is in the game.

      Not long ago, Coach Mac made an observation that wasn’t any apparent favoritism during practice but I wonder if he has noticed during games than Robinson and Powell play better when TH is in the game.

  4. SW Fl Joe says:

    Glad to see Hargreaves no longer returning punts

    • Michael Jones says:

      Hopefully that’s just a hammie thing and he’ll be back there again once he’s full strength. I am convinced that the only reason he didn’t take that INT to the house is because the hammie isn’t 100% yet. I like Callaway, love Callaway, but I think Hargreaves is in another atmosphere athletically and will break some punt returns given the chance.

  5. GatorGirl says:

    I thought Grier ran too much during the game before coach mentioned so. The line wasn’t off to a great start vs Kentucky which can make everything fast for a young QB. That made it so he gave up on plays at times feeling he had to run when he could’ve made a play down field. It’s also why he grounded that open throw to the sideline, he was feeling rushed. He’s going to learn though, the game will slow down for him and our line is going to get better. I think the kid is really going to blossom. He is more than capable.

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