Thoughts on Michigan Football roster updates, position changes

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There have been some position changes and other roster moves for Michigan football that have come to light and here is our analysis. 

Michigan football has updated its roster for spring practices in 2023 and there were some interesting changes.

Chris Balas of The Wolverine compiled a list as there were a number of position moves, number changes, and more.

One bit of news that Balas also reported was that LaDarius Henderson, the transfer from Arizona State expected to compete at left tackle, won’t join Michigan football until the summer.

According to what Michigan told Balas, Henderson is finishing a program at Arizona State, so it should be nothing to worry about.

I do wish that Henderson was taking part in spring practices right now, however, there is no shortage of competition without him. It could allow someone like Myles Hinton more reps at tackle and Jeffrey Persi should also take advantage, maybe Giovanni El-Hadi too.

In terms of position changes, Alessandro Lorenzetti is now listed as a defensive lineman at 6-foot-5, 289 pounds. He was recruited as an offensive tackle and was a three-star signee in 2022.

It will be interesting to see how the move goes. He seems like he would be a three/five-technique for the Wolverines, who love that kind of size and versatility.

Dominick Giudice has also changed positions and made the opposite move of Lorenzetti. He’ll play offensive line. He was previously listed as OL/DL. He’s played in five games over the last two seasons.

Key Michigan football number change

Now that Andrel Anthony has transferred to Oklahoma, Amorion Walker will take over the coveted No. 1. Generally, that has been reserved for wide receivers but Walker is actually listed as a cornerback and a wide receiver.

It will be fascinating to see what he does this spring. It wouldn’t shock me if Jim Harbaugh kept him on both sides of the ball — something that appears to be happening with Kalel Mullings who is listed as a linebacker and a running back.

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However, with Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards back, along with CJ Stokes and incoming freshman Cole Cabana, my bet is that Mullings plays more linebacker than running back, although the depth chart is pretty solid there too with Junior Colson, Ernest Hausmann, Michael Barrett, Jimmy Rolder, and Nikhai Hill-Green.