Michigan Football Tidbits: MaizeMan Reports Some Stuff about the Freshman
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Taking my mind off Alabama game (my predictions) and very early evaluations of this freshman class. These are opinions and of course it is hard to predict long term dedication and work ethic of any of these players along with their ability to adjust to social life of college. Based of spring (for a few players) and initial fall camp.
Huge kid, very raw, needs work on quickness and footwork. Projected as a right tackle. Has done well this fall and is alternating as second team right tackle. Although if something happens to Schofield they would probably move others around this year. Off-season and spring could elevate his standing and could be ready by next year if needed.
Inside track to replace Schofield when he graduates, but will have to develop and will be pushed by Dawson once he gets to Michigan. Possible three year starter at Michigan (he red-shirts this year).
Very fluid runner, not a great route runner, needs to really develop those skills. Can push any cornerback deep, and hands have been fine up to now. Needs some serious weight work and struggles with blocking (looks like he has never had to block). Could potentially play this year, but will only be because of lack of depth.
Will contribute at Michigan, but may be a specialized type of wide receiver. Don’t see him as a starter long term.
Really like this kid. Tremendous talent who has a great attitude. He has stood out to me in terms of players being physically ready and has shown ability to catch the ball in traffic along with over the middle. I thought he played better than J-Rob in fall and could get into rotation.
Three year starter and could see playing time this year.
Some kids are just football players and Mario to me is one of those kids, but he is going to need numerous snaps and he may be one of those kids who is negatively effected if he becomes a “specialty pass rusher”. I think by next year he will prove he can play every down and will battle Clark for starting position. If Clark does not improve his ability to stop the run we could see an alignment next year where Mario and Clark are on the field together against passing teams.
Three year starter.
Have talked about Pipkins, good news he plays a position we have very little depth and is crucial in Coach Mattison’s scheme. Bad news he needs to develop much better work habits.
Three year starter
***BONUS*** You know how we like to always go one extra
This one hurts, remember when I told everyone that Coach Mattison commented that Wormley was the one kid on campus that had a NFL type body as a freshman and he was impressing this fall. Question is, will he rehab, will he work hard, will the injury take away some of his quickness, I think he becomes a defensive tackle.
In rotation as a defensive tackle in two years.
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