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GBMWolverine: Coach’s Corner — Michigan Football — Darryl Stonum — Spring Evaluations


Posted at 6:00am — 5/15/2011

GBMWolverine: Coach’s Corner — Michigan Football — Darryl Stonum — Spring Evaluations

GBMWolverine Football Spring Evaluations: Position by Position — Player Profile.

GBMWolverine readers: Here is a brief overview of Darryl Stonum and GBMWolverine’s analysis concerning his progress this spring with the new system.

Note: We will not evaluate every player on the team and with this position group (wide receivers) we will not evaluate #35 Jordan Barpal, #81 Baquer Sayed, #85 Joe Reynolds, #6 Je’Ron Stokes (limited amount we saw him) and #84 D.J. Williamson since he left the program after spring practices. If you would like to chat about these players bring them up on the message board, in chat on Monday nights or send us an e-mail request.

Coming in: None.

Losing: Martavious Odoms, Kelvin Grady, Junior Hemingway, and Darryl Stonum.

Darryl Stonum
Height: 6’2
Weight: 195
Number: 22
Position: Wide Receiver
Year: Senior
City/State: Stafford, Texas
High School: Dulles


We don’t know at this time how this season will play out for Darryl with the problems he got into after spring football. We wish him the best and hope he can get the help he needs.


All Michigan fans have had high expectations for Darryl Stonum.

That includes the GBMWolverine Staff ever since we watched Darryl in his freshman year burn Donovan Warren during spring drills several times.

At times he shows the talent to live up to those expectations. At other times he leaves us shaking our heads.


The talent is definitely there to have a breakout season and we hope it comes this year.

His attitude is completely different than it has been in the past. Right now, he knows he has a chance to catch some balls, whereas before gathering catches was highly unlikely for the most part unless the offensive play broke down.

Darryl is one of the faster receivers and also one of the fastest players on the team.

Needs Work:

Darryl needs to really work on route running and not giving up a play before its completion.

It seems that sometimes Darryl goes through the motions, or maybe a better description is he does not run as hard when he knows a play is designed away from him.

Contributing This Year?

Yes, most likely Darryl is a starter, along with Junior Hemingway, and a contributor, not only on offense, but also on special teams where we believe he is most likely going to be a kick returner.

Final Thoughts:

Darryl Stonum seems to need the ball early in his hands to feel like he is part of the game, if he plays hard and contributes in every manner possible, Darryl can help Michigan win football games.

This is Darryl’s last year and to make it memorable he needs to be working his tail off getting ready for summer workouts and fall camp.

The last few years have not been easy for Stonum, who came to Michigan with the assumption Michigan was a pro style offense and he would be a receiver who would get the ball a lot. Well the landscape changed after Coach Carr retired and Stonum was told what he wanted to hear, so he came to Michigan and now in his last year he will need to show a lot to keep the tradition of great receivers at Michigan.

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