2023 Northwestern University Depth Chart

As Northwestern University’s 2023 college football season approaches, fans and analysts alike are eagerly anticipating the team’s performance on the field.

The Wildcats are coming off a successful 2022 campaign that saw them finish with a 9-4 record and a victory in the Citrus Bowl. However, with key players graduating and new recruits joining the team, the depth chart for the upcoming season remains uncertain.

In this depth chart analysis, we’ll take a closer look at Northwestern’s projected starters and potential impact players at each position, as well as identify areas where the team may need to improve in order to achieve their goals in the highly competitive Big Ten conference.

(National Rank, Yards/G, TD)

National Passing: 94, 210.30, 10

National Rushing: 98, 125.08, 11

(% Returning, National Rank)

Returning Offensive Production: 46% (115)

Returning Defensive Production: 66% (52)

(Overall, Offense, Defense)

SP+ Power Rating: -9.9 (89), 14.4 (124), 24.3 (49)


1. Jalen Macon

2. Ethan Hampton

3. Josh Holst

Running Back

1. Antario Brown

2. Gavin Williams

3. Justin Lynch

Wide Receiver

1. Trayvon Rudolph

2. Keyshaun Pipkin

3. Dan Pardridge

4. Cam Thompson

5. Jalen Johnson

6. Kenji Lewis

Tight End

1. Jake Appleget

2. Chris Carter


1. Kanon Woodill

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