Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football Recruiting: Looking at the 2015 and 2016 Recruiting Classes


Posted at 9:00am — 4/14/2015

Michigan Football Recruiting: Looking at the 2015 and 2016 Recruiting Classes

With spring ball wrapped up this is a great time to look at what the roster needs going forward. As always you need balance in your classes. Still there are areas that need more attention.

Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke in the second half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

1a) Defensive End:

We have gone over this many times. Defensive Ends are, especially talented ones are among the toughest positions to find. They also have a huge impact on the game. Hell, Ohio State revamped their entire offense because of LaMarr Woodley’s effect on the game. And think what effect Brandon Graham had despite playing on a less than stellar defense.

1b) Offensive Tackles:

Especially left tackless. Every bit as difficult to find and just as critical to the game. Keeping your quarterback alive and healthy is 1/2 the battle to successful seasons. We have a saying, there is no back up quarterback we cannot beat. Michigan has a history of great offensive tackles going back to Hall of Famer Dan Deirdorf. Lets renew that tradition.

2) Elite Level, Difference Maker Talent.

Jabrill Peppers 4I know, Peppers is going to get us there. And I am not doubting his skills. Just have seen too many high draft picks and cannot miss recruits, miss. If they happened to play defensive end or left tackle all the better. I would be just as thrilled with a Calvin Johnson or Sammy Watkins type wide receiver who would force defenses to either double or hope to God they don’t get completely destroyed.

3) Overall speed and Athletic Ability:

Roster is improving, but still could use an infusion of more skill. In my opinion Freddy Canteens success was partially do to Michigan lacking in this department. Also pointed out just how much effect this type of skill can have on a team.

Lets hear what everyone else thinks. Guessing quarterback and running back will also make others list.

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