Michigan Football: Coach’s Corner — Joey Burzynski — Offensive Line — Wolverine’s Spring Football — GBMWolverine Evaluations
GBMWolverine Football Spring Evaluations: Position-by-Position — Player Profile.
GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of Joey Burzynski and GBMWolverine’s analysis concerning his progress this spring in our opinion.
Note: We will not evaluate every player on the team and with this position group (Offensive Line) we will not evaluate #61 Graham Glasgow and #70 Kristian Mateus. If you would like to chat about this player bring them up on the message board or send us an e-mail request.
Reminder: Also noted that we didn’t attend every practice and realize things happen during those fifteen practices, but our evaluations are based on what we seen first hand and in our opinion and not what we hear like just about every other site out there that relies on second, third hand information to make their evaluations of the players during the spring.
Losing from 2011 (Team #132) on scholarship: David Molk, Rocko Khoury, and Mark Huyge.
Coming in for 2012 (Team #133) on scholarship: Kyle Kalis, Blake Bars, Erik Magnuson, Ben Braden, and A.J. Williams (TE/OL).
Commit for 2013 (Team #134) on scholarship: Patrick Kugler, Logan Tuley-Tillman, David Dawson, Chris Fox, and Kyle Bosch.
Position: Offensive Guard
Year: Red-shirt Sophomore
City/State: Carlsbad, California
High School: Carlsbad
Joe was as tough and physical as any offensive linemen on the UM roster this spring, and frankly not to shabby for a walk-on. It is something when you can have one walk-on help your team on the offensive line, but Michigan has two this season that can at least help either as back-ups or players that will contribute on the scout team. This is a good and bad scenario possibility. The depth is needed, so UM is fortunate the two walk-ons have shown progress and some potential.
When Joe locked on to an opponent he had the ability to dominate in run blocking and did a really nice job this spring. Granted he isn’t going to wow you with what he does on the field, but he does what the coaches ask of him and he puts the effort into it and gives all he has for the team.
He was probably the surprise of the spring in GBMWolverine’s eyes and a good surprise especially with the depth and talent issues on the offensive line.
Joe is not the most nimble or quickest, he struggled at times during one on ones in pass protection drills. He developed to the point that he at the very least provides solid depth at the offensive guard position. At times he played so well that the coaches rewarded him with starting at left guard for practices. Several times it was when they were moving other offensive linemen around, but sometimes he played with the entire first minus Mealer, whom he replaced.
Go Joe, play a little smash-mouth.
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