Looking at the wide receiver room for Michigan football in 2024

With the departure of Roman Wilson and Cornelius Johnson, the time is now for multiple guys to step up and play a key role in the offense.
Rose Bowl Game - Alabama v Michigan
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It's no secret that Michigan football is going to run the ball effectively in 2024. Donovan Edwards is one of the best running backs in the country heading into the season and when you also throw in Kalel Mullings, Cole Cabana and Benjamin Hall, there is a ton of depth and talent there. However, the wide receiver room is going to be much less battle tested.

Semaj Morgan and Tyler Morris come into the season having seen the most playing time. Frederick Moore earned some playing time in the 2023 season after being a standout during spring ball and summer practices.

Peyton O'Leary was a superstar in the spring game last year but didn't see much of a role during the season. Karmello English scored a touchdown against Indiana in mop-up duty time but was a top 200 recruit coming out of high school last year. Those are the top five options for Michigan heading into the season. Obviously, Michigan football has the best tight end in the nation in Colston Loveland, but we are only going to look at wide receivers today.

The most likely starting combination is Morris, Morgan and English. These three together present a ton of speed. If there is one critique, it would be that they lack size. However, I think that works just fine in this offense because of the big bodies of Loveland and Klein at Tight end. Donovan Edwards also presents a threat out of the backfield. When we combine all of these things, I love what Michigan has at the receiver position heading into the season. There is so much speed and it pairs perfect with what Michigan has at other skill positions on offense.

Breakout Candidate for 2024: Tyler Morris

One player I am especially excited to see this upcoming season is Tyler Morris. Morris was a top 150 four-star recruit coming out of high school.

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Morris is as sure-handed as they come, and he showed his elite speed during the Rose Bowl when he took a 38 yard over route to the house against Alabama. He reminds me a little bit of Ronnie Bell with his toughness, great hands and elite route-running skills. Look for Morris to become one of the Big Ten's best this year. The Michigan offense is in good hands, and I can't wait to see the progress this group makes under Kirk Campbell.