2021 Football Depth Chart Projection

(Last Update: 10/4/21)

Check out my projected 2021 Michigan football depth chart based on the latest news, reports, current roster, transfers, and 2021 recruiting class.

  • On the Roster/Signed
  • *5th year available
  • ^Transfer

Offense

Starters (Backups)

  • QB: #12 McNamara (#9 McCarthy)
  • RB: #25 Haskins (#2 Corum)
  • WRx: #6 Johnson (#85 Baldwin)
  • WRz: #5 Sainristil (#1 Anthony)
  • Slot: #14 Wilson (#3 Henning)
  • TE: #83 All (#86 Schoonmaker)
  • LT: #76 Hayes (#52 Barnhart)
  • LG: #77 Keegan (#66 Filiaga)
  • C: #68 Vastardis (#65 Zinter)
  • RG: #65 Zinter (#52 Barnhart)
  • RT: #71 Stueber (#53 Jones)

Quarterback

  • Starter: #12 Cade McNamara, JR*
    • Backup: #9 JJ McCarthy, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Dan Villari, SO*
        • #15 Alan Bowman, GR
      • Out: Joe Milton

Running Back

  • Starter: #25 Hassan Haskins, SR*
    • Backup: #2 Blake Corum, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #7 Donovan Edwards, FR
        • #22 Tavierre Dunlap, FR
        • #34 Leon Franklin, JR
      • Out: Chris Evans, Ben Mason, Christian Turner

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #6 Cornelius Johnson, JR
  • WRz: #5 Mike Sainristil, JR
  • Slot: #14 Roman Wilson, SO
    • xBackup: #85 Daylen Baldwin, GR
    • zBackup: #1 Andre Anthony, FR
    • Slot Backup: #3 AJ Henning, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #8 Ronnie Bell, SR (injured)
        • #10 Cristian Dixon, FR
      • Out: Giles Jackson

Tight End

  • Starter: #83 Erick All, JR
    • Backup: #86 Luke Schoonmaker, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #85 Joel Honigford, SR
        • #89 Carter Selzer, GR
        • #88 Matthew Hibner, SO*
        • #81 Louis Hansen, FR
      • Out: Nick Eubanks

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #76 Ryan Hayes, SR*
    • Backup: #52 Karsen Barnhart, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #79 Jeffrey Persi, SO*
        • #72 Tristan Bounds, FR
      • Out: None

Left Guard

  • Starter: #77 Trevor Keegan, JR*
    • Backup: #66 Chuck Filiaga, GR
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, SO*
      • Out: None

Center

  • Starter: #68 Andrew Vastardis, GR
    • Backup: #51 Greg Crippen, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #62 Raheem Anderson, FR
      • Out: Zach Carpenter

Right Guard

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, SO
    • Backup: #66 Chuck Filiaga, GR
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, SO*
      • Out: None

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #71 Andrew Stueber, GR
    • Backup: #53 Trent Jones, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #58 Giovanni El-Hadi, FR
      • Out: Jalen Mayfield

Defense 

Starters (Backup)

  • NT: #58 Smith(#67 Speight)
  • DT: #95 Jeter (#96 Welschof)
  • DE: #15 Hinton (#94 Jenkins)
  • EDGE: #97 Hutchinson (#91 Upshaw)
  • MIKE: #12 Ross (#20 Mullings)
  • WILL: #41 Hill-Green (#25 Colson)
  • SAM: #55 Ojabo (#90 Morris)
  • SS: #2 Hawkins (#7 Paige)
  • FS: #6 Moten (#19 Moore)
  • CB: #22 Green (#1 McBurrows)
  • CB: #4 Gray (#5 Turner)
  • NCB:#30 Hill (#5 Turner)

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #58 Mazi Smith, JR*
    • Backup: #67 Jess Speight, GR  
      • Reserves:
        • #3 Jordan Whittley, GR^
        • #72 Elijah Pierre, GR
      • Out: Carlo Kemp, Phillip Paea

Defensive Tackle

  • Starter: #95 Donovan Jeter, GR
    • Backup: #96 Julius Welschof, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #26 Rayshaun Benny, FR
        • #92 Ike Iwunnah, FR
        • #70 Jack Stewart, JR*
      • Out: None

Defensive End

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, JR
    • Backup: #94 Kris Jenkins, SO* or #90 Mike Morris, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #54 George Rooks, FR
        • #56 Dominick Giudice, FR
      • Out: Kwity Paye

RUSH/EDGE

  • Starter: #97 Aidan Hutchinson, SR
    • Backup: #90 Mike Morris, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #17 Braiden McGregor, SO*
        • #79 TJ Guy, FR
      • Out: None

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #12 Josh Ross, GR
    • Backup: #20 Kalel Mullings, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #34 Jaydon Hood, FR
        • #27 Tyler McLaurin, FR
      • Out: Cam McGrone

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, SO*
    • Backup: #25 Junior Colson, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #23 Michael Barrett, JR*
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, JR*
        • #10 Anthony Solomon, JR
      • Out: None

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #55 David Ojabo, JR*
    • Backup: #91 Taylor Upshaw, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #32 Jaylen Harrell, SO
        • #52 Kechaun Bennett, FR
      • Out: None

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #2 Brad Hawkins, GR
    • Backup: #7 Makari Paige, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #31 Jordan Morant, SO*
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, JR*
      • Out: None

Free Safety

  • Starter: #6 RJ Moten, SO*
    • Backup: #22 Gemon Green, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #19 Rod Moore, FR
        • #16 Jalen Perry, JR*
      • Out: None

Nickel Cornerback

  • Starter: #30 Dax Hill, JR*
    • Backup: #5 DJ Turner, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #0 Eamonn Dennis, SO*
        • #36 Andre Seldon, SO*

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #22 Gemon Green, SR*
  • Starter: #4 Vincent Gray, SR*
    • Backup: #5 DJ Turner, JR*
    • Backup: #1 Jaden McBurrows, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #18 Kechaun Harris, JR*
        • #24 George Johnson, JR*
        • #33 German Green, SR*
        • #28 Darion Green-Warren, SO
      • Out: None

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #13 Jake Moody, SR
    • Backup: #92 Karl Kerska, JR
      • Out: None

Punter

  • Starter: #91 Brad Robbins, GR
    • Backup: #19 Tommy Doman, FR
      • Out: Will Hart

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