J.J. Green, who has created buzz this spring playing at the star nickel back position, worked with the first team at safety on Thursday.
‚ÄúHe hasn‚Äôt played defensive back until this spring so we started off just teaching him how to play in our nickel package,‚Äù defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. ‚ÄúHe was playing the star. He hadn‚Äôt been taking any reps in regular so we wanted to find him a home in regular. We gave him some reps today at safety.‚Äù
Said Green: ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs not permanent. Coach wants everybody to learn a different position just in case he has to throw somebody out there because of injuries.‚Äù
Cornerback Brendan Langley also has worked lately at safety.
That seems like it could be more of a primary position for him than Green at safety.
‚ÄúBrendan was a high school wide receiver,‚Äù Pruitt said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs got really good ball skills. Just looking for a guy who can play the ball in the deep part of the field.‚Äù
The depth chart continues to be in flux.
Acutally, Pruitt says there isn‚Äôt an actual depth chart.
‚ÄúWe have no depth chart,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúWe just have somebody who goes with the ones.‚Äù
On Thursday, that included nose guard Mike Thornton and walk-on Aaron Davis at cornerback.
‚ÄúTwo weeks into fall camp, we‚Äôll get them in their spots,‚Äù Pruitt said. ‚ÄúMaybe they‚Äôll be some guys this spring that kind of take that step to where you say I know I can count on him but right now we‚Äôre just a work in progress.‚Äù