November 17, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines safety Jarrod Wilson (22) before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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Continuing the list of the most “key” players for the 2014 season in my opinion.

4) Erik Magnuson (#78):

Oct 12, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesmen Erik Magnuson (78) during the second quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Michigan 43-40 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

First, can Mags get healthy early enough to have a productive summer and everything we have heard he probably will be.

Second, can Mags actually play left tackle. All the signs say yes to both, but without Mags the offensive line situation becomes much more questionable and likely a lot of shuffling like last year might happen again. Michigan would either have to move other players around or they actually have to consider playing a true freshman (Mason Cole # 52) at one of the most important positions.

5) Jarrod Wilson (#22):

we need a big year from Wilson.

He is our most experience safety and the inconsistent play Wilson has shown in the past must stop.

This spring, there were a couple of scrimmages where Wilson was beat for big plays. With the other safety position up for grabs whoever wins that spot will be very inexperienced, Michigan must get a big year from Wilson.

6) Matt Wile (#45):

I put his name here because he is a big unknown for consistent field goal kicking. and with this team being defensive oriented especially in big games Wile may become a big factor in our success.

Oct 19, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Nick Stoner (14) makes a catch over Michigan Wolverines defensive back Jourdan Lewis (26) in the second half at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 63-47. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

7) Jourdan Lewis (#26):

Great spring, now it is time for Michigan to finally have a lock-down corner. I think our cornerback’s are going to be much better simply because I think our defensive line is going to be much improved, but Michigan needs to stop allowing opponents top wide receiver to go crazy against Michigan.

Lewis is the one guy who is talented enough to become a lock-down corner.

8) Devin Gardner (#98):

I put his name here only because I understand if our quarterback play does not improve, all the above will become much less important.

I am assuming we get a much improved version of Devin Gardner.

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