The Virginia football program released its Week 3 depth chart on Monday with only one notable change. Junior wide receiver Doni Dowling has reclaimed his starting job at the (X) wide receiver position. Sophomore David Eldridge has moved to the back up spot at X, and junior Andre Levrone has moved to the back up spot at Z to accommodate the change.
Dowling injured himself during the first half of Virginia’s season opener and was questionable last week against Oregon. He ended up playing against the Ducks, notching 4 catches and 54 yards in Virginia’s 44-26 loss. Virginia’s other “starting” wide receivers include Keeon Johnson, Olamide Zaccheaus, and Warren Craft.
The Cavaliers have veered from the depth chart a couple of times already this season. Michael Mooney, who’s currently listed as the back up at both tackle positions, started at left guard against Oregon. Eli Hanback also started against the Ducks at right defensive end, despite being listed behind Steven Wright there.
Virginia continues to look for depth on the offensive line and at cornerback. Redshirt freshman R.J. Proctor appears to have moved into the seventh OL spot. Proctor entered the game against Oregon after McDonald suffered a first half injury. True freshmen cornerbacks Bryce Hall and Chris Moore both played against the Ducks after an injury to senior Tim Harris.
Virginia’s full depth chart is shown below, courtesy of Virginiasports.com.