Complete 2015 Michigan Quarterback Analysis and Grades

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 Jake Rudock (Fifth Year Senior)

Jake Rudock spending his fifth year of NCAA eligibility with the Wolverines is the most exciting Michigan transfer move this offseason. After spending four years playing for the Hawkeyes, including two entire years of starting experience, Rudock was benched during the middle of his senior year bowl game against Tennessee. Iowa coach, Kirk Ferentz, then made the shocking move to release an updated depth chart a few weeks later in mid-January. This chart had Rudock listed below C.J. Beathard, a junior quarterback who had yet to see any playing time. Rudock then made the intelligent decision to find a new school for his fifth year of eligibility. Despite losing his starting position during his senior year, Rudock put up relatively impressive numbers during his Hawkeye career. Throwing for a 60 percent completion rate and over 30 touchdowns in his junior and senior year, Jake proved to be a reliable option at quarterback in the Big 10. One of his most enticing attributes is his ability to protect the ball. During his senior season, Rudock only threw five interceptions. This will come as a welcomed change of pace from 2014-2015 quarterback Devin Gardner, who threw for a whopping 15 interceptions. Harbaugh won’t be able to pass on Rudock’s in-game experience and leadership this season unless Morris proves to be surprisingly improved. Rudock should get the call to start the season opener against Utah on September 3rd.

Grade: B+