2020 Football Depth Chart Projection

(Last Update: 10/19/20)

Check out my projected 2020 Michigan football roster based off of the latest news, reports, current roster, transfers and signees.

  • On the Roster/Signed
  • *5th year available
  • Unsigned

Offense

First Team

  • QB: #5 Milton
  • RB: #24 Charbonnet or #9 Evans
  • WRx: #8 Bell
  • WRz: #19 Sainristil
  • H-Back: #0 Jackson
  • TE: #82 Eubanks
  • LT: #76 Hayes
  • LG: #66 Filiaga
  • C: #68 Vastardis
  • RG: #71 Stueber
  • RT: #73 Mayfield

Quarterback

  • Starter: #5 Joe Milton, JR*
    • Backup: #12 Cade McNamara, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Dan Villari, FR

Running Back

  • Starter: #24 Zach Charbonnet, SO
    • Backup(a): #9 Chris Evans, 5th
    • Backup(b): #25 Hassan Haskins, JR* 
    • Backup(c): #2 Blake Corum, FR
    • Fullback: #42 Ben Mason, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #28 Christian Turner, JR* 
        • #23 Gaige Garcia, FR

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #8 Ronnie Bell, JR*
  • WRz: #19 Mike Sainristil, SO
  • H-Back: #0 Giles Jackson, SO
    • WRx Backup: #6 Cornelius Johnson, SO
    • WRz Backup: #14 Roman Wilson, FR
    • H-B Backup: #3 AJ Henning, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #81 Nate Schoenle, 5th
        • #43 Jake McCurry, SR

Tight End

  • Starter: #82 Nick Eubanks, 5th
    • Backup: #83 Erick All, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #86 Luke Schoonmaker, JR*
        • #88 Matthew Hibner, FR

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #76 Ryan Hayes, JR*
    • Backup: #53 Trent Jones, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #78 Griffin Korican, JR
        • #79 Jeffrey Persi, FR*

Left Guard

  • Starter: #66 Chuck Filiaga, SR*
    • Backup: #77 Trevor Keegan, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #70 Jack Stewart, SO*

Center

  • Starter: #68 Andrew Vastardis, 5th
    • Backup: #58 Zach Carpenter, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, FR

Right Guard

  • Starter: #71 Andrew Stueber, SR*
    • Backup: #65 Zak Zinter, FR 
      • Reserves:
        • #55 Nolan Rumler, SO*

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #73 Jalen Mayfield, JR*
    • Backup: #52 Karsen Barnhart, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #59 Joel Honigford, SR*

Defense 

First Team

  • DE: #19 Paye
  • NT: #2 Kemp
  • DT: #15 Hinton
  • DE: #97 Hutchinson
  • SAM: #40 VanSumeren
  • MIKE: #44 McGrone
  • WILL: #12 Ross
  • VIPER: #23 Barrett
  • ROVER: #20 Hawkins
  • FS: #30 Hill
  • CB: #4 Gray
  • CB: #9 Faustin or #22 Green
  • NCB: #5 Turner

Anchor End

  • Starter: #97 Aidan Hutchinson, JR
    • Backup: #91 Taylor Upshaw, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #90 Mike Morris, SO* 
        • #99 Gabe Newburg, SO*
        • #94 Kris Jenkins, FR

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #2 Carlo Kemp, 5th
    • Backup: #95 Donovan Jeter, SR* 
      • Reserves:
        • #92 Phillip Paea, SR*
        • #72 Elijah Pierre, 5th

Defensive Tackle 

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, SO
    • Backup: #58 Mazi Smith, SO* or #67 Jess Speight, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #96 Julius Welschof, JR*

Defensive End 

  • Starter: #19 Kwity Paye, SR
    • Backup: #18 Luiji Vilain, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #55 David Ojabo, SO*
        • #17 Braiden McGregor, FR

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #40 Ben VanSumeren, JR*
    • Backup: #55 David Ojabo, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #32 Jaylen Harrell, FR

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #44 Cam McGrone, JR*
    • Backup: #26 Kalel Mullings, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #25 Cornell Wheeler, FR

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #12 Josh Ross, SR* 
    • Backup: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #37 Ed Warinner, JR*
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, SO*

Viper

  • Starter: #23 Michael Barrett, JR*
    • Backup: #10 Anthony Solomon, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #8 William Mohan, FR

Rover/Strong Safety

  • Starter: #20 Brad Hawkins, SR*
    • Backup: #7 Makari Paige, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #33 German Green, JR*
        • #31 Jordan Morant, FR

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, SO
    • Backup: #9 Sammy Faustin, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #6 RJ Moten, FR
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, SO*

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #4 Vincent Gray, JR*
  • Starter: #9 Sammy Faustin, JR* or #22 Gemon Green, JR*
    • Backup: #16 Jalen Perry, SO*
    • Backup: #5 DJ Turner, SO* 
      • Reserves:
        • #0 Andre Seldon, FR
        • #24 George Johnson, SO*
        • #49 Keshaun Harris, SO
        • #6 Darion Green-Warren, FR  
        • #13 Eamonn Dennis, FR

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #3 Quinn Nordin, 5th
    • Backup: #13 Jake Moody, JR

Punter

  • Starter: #17 Will Hart, 5th
    • Backup: #91 Brad Robbins, SR

Kick Returner

  • Starter: #0 Giles Jackson, SO 
    • Backup: #14 Roman Wilson, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #19 Mike Sainristil, SO
        • #3 AJ Henning, FR

Punt Returner 

  • Starter: #8 Ronnie Bell, JR
    • Backup: #19 Mike Sainristil, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #0 Giles Jackson, SO
        • #3 AJ Henning, FR
        • #14 Roman Wilson, FR

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