3 post-spring breakout candidates for Michigan football on offense

Following Michigan football spring practices, here are three breakout candidates for the Wolverines on offense.
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Michigan football spring ball wrapped up a few weeks ago, but we still have a long way to go until the 2024 season starts, so it's worth taking a look back at who stood out.

After graduating most of their starters from last season on offense, Michigan football has plenty of work to do. It helps when you have Donovan Edwards, one of the cover athletes for EA Sports College Football 25 to build around.

As RB1, Edwards is going to have a huge season. That's my prediction at least. The Wolverines offense line will have five new starters but should still be one of the best in the Big Ten. There are some other exciting pieces too and here are three breakout candidates on the offensive side of the ball for Michigan football following the spring game.

RB Kalel Mullings

Donovan Edwards is due for a much bigger role season and another benefactor from Blake Corum graduating is Kalel Mullings.

The former linebacker carried the ball 36 times for 222 yards last season. He also scored a touchdown and had a key third-down reception in the Rose Bowl.

Mullings looked like he could have started for most Big Ten teams last season and I think that will be the case this year. Yet, he will be Michigan's RB2.

Edwards is going to get plenty of carries and will shine in that role. But Mullings isn't going to be ignored. I was impressed by him during the spring and he's the total package in the sense he can run, block, and catch passes.

I wouldn't be shocked if we saw Edwards and Mullings on the field at the same time. We saw it a few times last season and the dude is a killer as a lead blocker. It could lead to some interesting things but my prediction is that Mullings/Edwards will account for close to 2,000 total yards from scrimmage.

Mullings can be the thunder to Edwards' lightning.