Michigan’s defensive weakness in 2014 may be becoming one of its strengths as the 2015 season quickly approaches.
Michigan’s four-star defensive end from Southfield, Mich. redshirted as a true freshman last season. His second year with the team has its differences, headlined by being eligible to play.
The position featured future NFL players Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield, but it was nothing like Michigan — a school that regularly churns out quality NFL linemen — is accustomed to.
University of Michigan junior running back Drake Johnson may have a weakened knee, but his drive and determination are at an all-time high this season as he prepares his return to the Big House field, hopefully as a starter.
Take a look at Michigan’s tight ends and fullbacks; you’ll be seeing them more than usual this season.
Michigan’s thinest position last year is even thinner in 2015 with leading-receiver Devin Funchess (733 yards, four touchdowns) in the NFL.
Ty Isaac remembers watching his teammates from the sidelines last season, only able to provide insight and cheer them on.
Jabrill Peppers sits at one of the stalls inside Michigan Stadium’s locker room, his Wolverine visor backwards and uniform sleeves rolled to the shoulder, as a scrum of reporters engulf the area around him.
After an atrocious 2013 season, Michigan showed improvement in its running game last year. Former five-star talent Derrick Green experienced a long awaited breakout, while homebred star Drake Johnson carried the load in November.