Complete 2015 Michigan Quarterback Analysis and Grades

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Shane Morris (Junior) 

Shane Morris has the most Michigan playing time on the current roster. The 6-foot-3, 290 pound quarterback has earned playing time in 10 games for the Wolverines thus far. Though his experience puts him near the top of the 2015-2016 depth chart, Shane has been far from impressive on the field. In his 10 games of playing time, Morris is just shy of a 50 percent completion rate with five interceptions and no touchdowns to his name. Granted, the former four star recruit hasn’t been put in the best positions to succeed. In one of the most recent Michigan athletic controversies, Morris continued to play against Minnesota despite reports of a suffered concussion. Morris did look good however in his first Michigan career start against Kansas State in the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Though Michigan ended up losing pretty badly, Morris was able to maintain composure and show decent accuracy in the pocket. Morris has an incredibly strong arm which at times can be his downfall. However, in the most recent spring game, Morris showed a better ability to put some air under the ball and lead receivers down-field. Morris has yet to reach his potential and could do so in the upcoming season. Under Harbaugh’s instruction, Morris could develop into the pocket passer he was once envisioned to become. Morris has a good shot at winning the starting spot but will have to beat out recent Iowa transfer Jake Rudock to do so.

Grade: B