Depth development is the emphasis for the secondary of the Oregon State football team going into spring practice.
Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds are proven returning starters at CB.
Keynan Parker and Malcolm Marable are behind Poyer. Both are athletic as offseason track stars.
Sean Martin, Danny Evans, Ryan Handford are behind Reynolds.
Larry Scott (knee) and Brian Watkins (shoulder) are still rehabbing. Mishawn Cummings wasn’t mentioned by coach Mike Riley on the depth chart since he’s still on suspension for undisclosed reasons.
Starting safety Anthony Watkins (shoulder) will be out for the spring. That leaves Ryan Murphy and Tyrequek Zimmerman as the first stringers.
Peter Ashton is behind Murphy. Riley hinted Ashton could move to OLB in the future. Micah Audiss is behind Zimmerman.
When A. Watkins returns, that’s a quality group with athletic backups. There are several recruits coming in who will be developed for the future. For now, the safeties are thin in spring practice.