2021 Football Depth Chart Projection

(Last Update: 6/20/21)

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
  • Committed/Unsigned
  • BGRC

Offense

Starters (Backups)

  • QB: #12 McNamara (#10 Bowman/#9 McCarthy)
  • RB: #25 Haskins (#2 Corum)
  • WRx: #8 Bell (Baldwin)
  • WRz: #6 Johnson (#14 Wilson)
  • Slot: #5 Sainristil (#3 Henning)
  • TE: #83 All (#86 Schoonmaker)
  • LT: #76 Hayes (#52 Barnhart)
  • LG: #77 Keegan (#66 Filiaga)
  • C: #65 Zinter (#68 Vastardis)
  • RG: #71 Stueber (#65 Zinter)
  • RT: #52 Barnhart (#71 Stueber)

Quarterback

  • Starter: #12 Cade McNamara, JR*
    • Backup: #9 JJ McCarthy, FR or #10 Alan Bowman, RS JR*^
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Dan Villari, SO*
      • 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: #8 Ronnie Bell, SR
  • WRz: #6 Cornelius Johnson, JR
  • Slot: #5 Mike Sainristil, JR
    • xBackup: Daylen Baldwin, GR^
    • zBackup: #14 Roman Wilson, SO
    • Slot Backup: #3 AJ Henning, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #1 Andrel Anthony, FR
        • #10 Cristian Dixon, FR
        • #26 Jake Thaw, SO
      • Out: Giles Jackson

Tight End

  • Starter: #83 Erick All, JR
    • Backup: #86 Luke Schoonmaker, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #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*
        • #62 Raheem Anderson, FR
      • Out: None

Center

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, SO
    • Backup: #68 Andrew Vastardis, GR
      • Reserves:
        • #51 Greg Crippen, FR
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, SO*
        • #62 Raheem Anderson, FR
      • Out: Zach Carpenter

Right Guard

  • Starter: #71 Andrew Stueber, GR
    • Backup: #65 Zak Zinter, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #55 Nolan Rumler, JR*
        • #51 Greg Crippen, FR
      • Out: None

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #52 Karsen Barnhart, JR*
    • Backup: #53 Trent Jones, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #71 Andrew Stueber, GR
        • #58 Giovanni El-Hadi, FR
        • #85 Joel Honigford, GR
    • Out: Jalen Mayfield

Defense 

Starters (Backup)

  • NT: #95 Jeter (#50 Whittley)
  • DT: #58 Smith (#68 Speith)
  • DE: #15 Hinton (#96 Welschof)
  • EDGE: #97 Hutchinson (#91 Upshaw)
  • MIKE: #25 Colson (#23 Barrett)
  • WILL: #12 Ross (#41 Hill-Green)
  • SAM: #55 Ojabo (#32 Harrell)
  • SS: #20 Hawkins (#7 Paige)
  • FS: #30 Hill (#6 Moten)
  • CB: #22 Green (#28 Green-Warren)
  • CB: #4 Gray (#33 Green)
  • NCB:#5 Turner (#0 Seldon)

Nose Tackle

  • Starter: #95 Donovan Jeter, GR
    • Backup: #50 Jordan Whittley, GR^ 
      • Reserves:
        • #58 Mazi Smith, JR*
        • #70 Jack Stewart, JR*
        • Ike Iwunnah, FR
      • Out: Carlo Kemp, Phillip Paea

Defensive Tackle

  • Starter: #58 Mazi Smith, JR*
    • Backup: #68 Jess Speight, 5th
      • Reserves:
        • #26 Rayshaun Benny, FR
        • #57 Joey George, SR
        • Out: None

Defensive End

  • Starter: #15 Chris Hinton, JR
    • Backup: #96 Julius Welschof, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #94 Kris Jenkins, SO*
        • George Rooks, FR
        • Dominick Giudice, FR
      • Out: Kwity Paye

RUSH/EDGE

  • Starter: #97 Aidan Hutchinson, SR
    • Backup: #91 Taylor Upshaw, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #90 Mike Morris, JR*
        • #17 Braiden McGregor, SO*
        • #79 TJ Guy, FR
      • Out: None

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #25 Junior Colson, FR
    • Backup: #23 Michael Barrett, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #26 Kalel Mullings, SO*
        • #34 Jaydon Hood, FR
      • Out: Cam McGrone

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #12 Josh Ross, GR
    • Backup: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Anthony Solomon, JR
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, JR*
        • #37 Ed Warinner, SR*
      • Out: None

SAM Linebacker

  • Starter: #55 David Ojabo, JR*
    • Backup: #32 Jaylen Harrell, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #27 Tyler McLaurin, FR
        • #52 Kechaun Bennett, FR
      • Out: None

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #20 Brad Hawkins, GR
    • Backup: #7 Makari Paige, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Anthony Solomon, SO
        • #9 Sammy Faustin, SR*
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, JR*
      • Out: None

Free Safety

  • Starter: #30 Daxton Hill, JR
    • Backup: #6 RJ Moten, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #31 Jordan Morant, SO
        • #16 Jalen Perry, JR*
        • #19 Rod Moore, FR
      • Out: None

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #22 Gemon Green, SR*
  • Starter: #4 Vincent Gray, SR*
  • Nickel Starter: #5 DJ Turner, JR*
    • Backup: #28 Darion Green-Warren, SO
    • Backup: #33 German Green, SR*
    • Nickel Backup: #0 Andre Seldon, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #24 George Johnson, JR*
        • #13 Eamonn Dennis, SO*
        • #1 Ja’Den McBurrows, FR
      • 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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