2020 Football Depth Chart Projection

(Last Update: 5/11/20)

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
  • Walk-on 
  • PWO
  • Unsigned

Offense

First Team

  • QB: McCaffrey
  • RB: Charbonnet
  • RB: Haskins
  • WR: Collins
  • WR: Bell
  • WR: Sainristil
  • TE: Eubanks
  • LT: Hayes
  • LG: Filiaga or Barnhart
  • C: Carpenter
  • RG: Stueber or Rumler
  • RT: Mayfield

Quarterback

  • Starter: #10 Dylan McCaffrey, SR*
    • Backup: #5 Joe Milton, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #12 Cade McNamara, SO*
        • Dan Villari, FR

Running Back

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

Wide Receiver 

  • Starter: #1 Nico Collins, SR
  • Starter: #8 Ronnie Bell, JR*
    • Backup: #6 Cornelius Johnson, SO
    • Backup: #19 Mike Sainristil, SO
      • Reserves:
        • AJ Henning, FR
        • Roman Wilson, FR
        • #81 Nate Schoenle, 5th
        • #43 Jake McCurry, SR

Slot Receiver

  • Starter: #19 Mike Sainristil, SO
    • Backup: #0 Giles Jackson, SO
      • Reserves:
        • AJ Henning, FR
        • Eamonn Dennis, FR

Tight End

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

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #76 Ryan Hayes, JR*
    • Backup: #52 Karsen Barnhart, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • Jeffrey Persi, FR

Left Guard

  • Starter: #66 Chuck Filiaga, SR* 
    • Backup: #55 Nolan Rumler, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #65 Zak Zinter, FR
        • #70 Jack Stewart, SO*

Center

  • Starter: #58 Zach Carpenter, SO 
    • Backup: #68 Andrew Vastardis, SR
      • Reserves:
        • Reece Atteberry, FR

Right Guard

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

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #73 Jalen Mayfield, JR*  
    • Backup: #77 Trevor Keegan, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #53 Trent Jones, SO*
        • #59 Joel Honigford, SR*

Defense 

First Team

  • DE: Paye
  • NT: Kemp
  • DT: Hinton
  • DE: Hutchinson
  • SAM: Barrett
  • MIKE: McGrone
  • WILL: Ross
  • VIPER: Barrett
  • CB: Gray
  • NCB: Turner
  • ROVER: Hawkins
  • FS: Hill
  • CB: Thomas

Anchor End

  • Starter: #97 Aidan Hutchinson, JR
    • Backup: #91 Taylor Upshaw, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #80 Mike Morris, SO* 
        • #17 Braiden McGregor, FR

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #2 Carlo Kemp, 5th
    • Backup: #58 Mazi Smith, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #92 Phillip Paea, SR*

Defensive Tackle 

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, SO
    • Backup: #95 Donovan Jeter, SR* 
      • Reserves:
        • #67 Jesse Speight, SR
        • #96 Julius Welschof, JR*
        • Kris Jenkins, FR

Defensive End 

  • Starter: #19 Kwity Paye, SR
    • Backup: #18 Luiji Vilain, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #99 Gabe Newburg, SO*
        • #71 David Ojabo, SO*
        • Aaron Lewis, FR

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #23 Michael Barrett, JR* 
    • Backup: #40 Ben VanSumeren, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #71 David Ojabo, SO*
        • Jaylen Harrell, FR

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #44 Cam McGrone, JR*
    • Backup: #12 Josh Ross, SR* 
      • Reserves:
        • #13 Charles Thomas, SO
        • Kalel Mullings, FR
        • Cornell Wheeler, FR

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #12 Josh Ross, SR* 
    • Backup: Osman Savage, FR
      • Reserves:
        • Ed Warinner, SR* (if eligible)
        • Nikhai Hill-Green, FR

Viper

  • Starter: #23 Michael Barrett, JR* 
    • Backup: #10 Anthony Solomon, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #9 Joey Velazquez, SO*
        • William Mohan, FR
        • RJ Moten, FR

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #1 Ambry Thomas, SR
  • Starter: #31 Vincent Gray, JR*
  • Starter Nickel: #5 DJ Turner, SO* 
    • Backup: #22 Gemon Green, JR*
    • Backup: #3 Jalen Perry, SO*
    • Backup: #0 Andre Seldon, FR
      • Reserves:
        • Darion Green-Warren, FR  
        • #22 George Johnson, SO*

Rover/Strong Safety

  • Starter: #20 Brad Hawkins, SR*
    • Backup: #17 Sammy Faustin, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • Jordan Morant, FR
        • RJ Moten, FR

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, SO
    • Backup: #23 Quinten Johnson, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #13 German Green, JR*
        • #7 Makari Paige, FR

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #3 Quinn Nordin, SR
    • Backup: #2 Jake Moody, JR

Punter

  • Starter: #3 Brad Robbins, SR
    • Backup: #18 George Caratan, JR

Kick Returner

  • Starter: #15 Giles Jackson, SO 
    • Backup: AJ Henning, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #19 Mike Sainristil, SO
        • Roman Wilson, FR

Punt Returner 

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

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