Could Michigan football have the best grouping of defensive tackles in the Big Ten this season? It’s certainly possible.
Even though Michigan football limits access to fall camp, there have been plenty of rumblings coming out of Schembechler Hall.
Of course, the coaches and players are fairly candid when talking to the local media, at least when talking about player development, so that gives some insight.
However, players and coaches are also over-complimentary of their teammates, so it’s also good to get some reporting on the topic and Sam Webb of The Michigan Insider is as good as it gets.
Positive reports about Michigan defensive tackles
Webb has had a number of insider reports this fall, as he always does, and the latest touched on the defensive line which should be absolutely loaded in 2023.
The EDGE position is one I’m pretty excited about. Derrick Moore is going to be a star and I believe Braiden McGregor is also due for a breakout season.
Yet, the defensive tackle position should be even better this season for Michigan football and according to what Webb has been hearing, the Wolverines top tandem of Kris Jenkins and Mason Graham could have a chance to be as good as any pairing in the Big Ten conference.
It’s not a big secret that Jenkins is poised to have a monster season. Mason Graham was a beast as a freshman and I can only imagine how dominant he’ll be this season as a sophomore. Plus, Kenneth Grant has lost about 20 pounds and his movement skills were already good.
Michael Hall and Johnny Newton of Illinois are a dominant pairing in their own right, but if Jenkins and Graham can translate their camp performance to the field this fall, they could easily own the title of the Big Ten’s best.
In less than seven days, we’ll start to find out.