Three Bold Predictions for Michigan football Against Alabama

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2. Michigan's Defense Records 4+ Sacks

Mason Graham
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It's not crazy to say that Michigan football could have the best defensive line that the Tide will have seen. Texas and Texas A&M are probably the two most comparable d lines to Michigan, and both teams were able to dominate the line of scrimmage.

Michigan has elite playmakers on the defensive line. Mason Graham, Kris Jenkins, and Kenneth Grant are all future NFL starters and are going to give the Tide fits on the interior. Derrick Moore, Braiden McGregor, Josiah Stewart, and Jaylen Harrell are all excellent EDGE rushers and should be able to apply pressure.

The key here is for the Michigan defensive line to stay in their lanes. Do not give Jalen Milroe a chance to run. Milroe is a quarterback who takes a lot of sacks. Some are because of the offensive line, many are because Milroe likes to hold onto the ball for a long time. Michigan is going to need the defensive line to feast, and I think that they will with a handful of sacks.