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Iowa football released its new depth chart on Tuesday.

Iowa: What stands out about depth chart; why wide receivers are in for something big

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Positive progress

Iowa needs growth from its wide receivers. Players like Brandon Smith have made plenty. The next step is confidence and maybe putting down the cell phone a little more often.

Dissecting the depth chart

The Hawkeyes released their spring football depth chart on Tuesday. There weren’t too many surprises, but the Des Moines Register’s Chad Leistikow found a few.

Stepping up

After looking at the depth chart, one thought stood out to Leistikow. Iowa’s best chance at success starts with quarterback Nate Stanley.

1 out

Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon won’t play this season. He must sit out with an academic redshirt. Losing a potential impact player is bad news, but Nixon needs to find a way to make this a positive.

1 in

Tackle Alaric Jackson was suspended for the bowl game. He’s back now with spring practice ready to roll. Jackson is a key component to the offensive line.

Tidying thing up

Even college football teams have spring cleanup lists. The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Marc Morehouse goes over Iowa’s to-do items, including finding some starting linebackers.

Injury update

HawkeyeNation.com’s Rob Howe recapped the Iowa football press conference on Tuesday, including where things sit on the injury front. Don’t expect to see defensive tackle Matt Nelson anytime soon.

Moving on

Guard Brady Ellingson is transferring from Iowa men’s basketball. So is forward Ahmad Wagner, but he’s leaving to focus on football. Iowa fans have dreamed of him playing at Kinnick Stadium for years. Now, they might get their wish.

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