Near the end of last season, Braiden McGregor finally started to look like the guy Michigan football thought it was going to get when it signed the EDGE rusher out of high school.
Of course, it wasn’t McGregor’s fault it took a while. He got injured during his senior season of high school and last year, he finally looked healthy. The production started to follow as he finished with 2.5 sacks, as well as two pass breakups, both against Ohio State.
Those were key plays in the game and with guys like Mike Morris and Eyabi Okie gone, McGregor will have a chance to take a big leap in 2023.
Like offensive tackle, Michigan football essentially has four starters at EDGE: McGregor, Jaylen Harrell, Derrick Moore, and Josiah Stewart.
Regardless of who starts, McGregor is going to get his chances and he’s going to double or triple his sack total from last season — my guess is triple (7.5).
McGregor won’t have a year like Hutch — but he’s going to make a big leap like Aidan and he’ll have a shot to be a day-two pick in the 2024 NFL draft if he goes that route.