6 bold predictions for Michigan Football in 2023

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Another Joe Moore Award

The offensive line has been recognized as the best in college football each of the past two seasons and I’m predicting the Wolverines make it three in a row in 2023.

It’s not just hyperbole either. The Senior Bowl recently had seven Michigan football offensive linemen on their watch list. Something that’s never happened before.

That’s wild if you think about it. Plenty of teams have seven NFL-caliber offensive linemen on their roster, but that number of draft-eligible is unheard of.

Jim Harbaugh said there were 10 starters for five spots at Big Ten Media Days and I believe him. Greg Crippen, Myles Hinton, Giovanni El-Hadi, Raheem Anderson, and Trente Jones are all likely to start the season as backups and each could start for 99 percent of college football teams.

LaDarius Henderson and Drake Nugent were perfect replacements at left tackle and center. Both are going to be NFL players, just like the dudes they replaced. Zak Zinter might be the best guard in college football and Trevor Keegan is an All-Big Ten player too.

Plus, Karsen Barnhart is another guy that’s NFL caliber. Georgia will make a run at it, but with the way Michigan football pounds the rock, the Wolverines will make it a 3-peat as college football’s best offensive line.