6 All American candidates for Michigan Football in 2023

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With training camp just days away Michigan football is crowded with championship talent across the board.

2023 may be the year that Michigan football fans have been waiting for. The Wolverines have one of the most dangerous offenses to go with a defense that is notoriously stingy. Playmakers are scattered all throughout the roster and have garnered praise from all over the country. Not to mention that they have two coaches — Sherrone Moore and Jesse Minter who are destined to be head men because they are developing these types of players.

These are six of Michigan football’s realistic collegiate athletes who could wind up as All-Americans by the season’s end.

Will Johnson and Junior Colson

Johnson and Colson are Michigan football’s ace defenders at the second and third levels of the defense. Both are capable of taking home the Nagurski-Woodson defensive player of the Year award in the Big Ten. If Johnson is willing and the staff hesitantly agrees, he can even tinker in the shadows of Charles Woodson and play a little offense before his time is up in Ann Arbor.

Johnson is regarded in rarified air by pro football focus. He was the highest-graded freshman a year ago and enters this season in their top three rankings of returning cornerbacks. Opposing quarterbacks will test Josh Wallace or whoever starts on the other side of him more. Getting to see him in maize and blue for two more years is truly a blessing.

Colson is not getting the same respect from the national outlets though. Penn State’s Abdul Carter and Ohio State’s Tommy Eichenberg are two guys that are being considered to be better than him and gaining more eyeballs currently at the position.