Not much went well for Michigan in last season, but if there was one bright spot for the struggling program, it was a stout defense.
So with Harbaugh and company drafting the Wolverines, The Michigan Journal decided to get in on the action too. Staff Reporter Jeramy Stover and Sports Editor Ricky lindsay split Michigan’s spring roster into two teams, pick-by-pick, for the Journal’s edition of Drafting Michigan’s Spring Game.
Quarterback: the most important position on the football field. The man who wields his arm under center carries the entire weight of a team.
One of Jim Harbaugh’s biggest “problems” to solve before next season is who will be the starting running back for the Michigan Wolverines.
The fifth-year senior evolved into a vocal leader when dealing with the media in the twilight of the 2014 season and rubbed elbows with ESPN personalities during Signing-Day specials and College GameDay once the Jim Harbaugh era began. He was well on his way to becoming an on-field presence for the Wolverines, anchoring a rebuilt offensive line during a pivotal year of college football in Ann Arbor.
If there is one position that Michigan fans should have their eye on, aside from quarterback, when entering spring football, it’s the wide receivers.
The offensive line is a pivotal position group to every football team’s success. A bad offensive line can wither away any team’s hopes of moving the ball. For Michigan, that was the case last season. A combination of inexperience and lack of talent kept the Wolverines from driving down the field in many games last year.
Going into the spring, Michigan football’s tight end position is up for grabs. Jim Harbaugh’s clean-slate attitude lends for serious competition at a position that saw little production in 2014.