2022 Football Depth Chart Projection

(Last Update: 4/15/22)

Check out my projected 2022 Michigan football roster based on the latest news, reports, and current roster.

Key

  • *5th year available
  • Walk-on
  • Summer Enrollee

Offense

Two-Deep: Starters (Backups)

  • QB: #12 McNamara or #9 McCarthy
  • RB: #2 Corum (#7 Edwards)
  • WRx: #6 Johnson (#0 Clemons)
  • WRz: #1 Anthony (#14 Wilson)
  • Slot: #8 Bell (#3 Henning)
  • TE: #83 All (#86 Schoonmaker)
  • LT: #76 Hayes (#79 Persi)
  • LG: #77 Keegan (#74 Atteberry)
  • C: #55 Oluwatimi (#51 Crippen)
  • RG: #65 Zinter (#58 El-Hadi)
  • RT: #53 Jones (#52 Barnhart)

Quarterback

  • Starter: #12 Cade McNamara, SR*
    • Backup: #9 JJ McCarthy, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #16 Davis Warren, SO*
        • #15 Alan Bowman, GR
        • #10 Alex Orji, FR
        • #16 Jayden Denegal, FR
      • Out: Dan Villari

Running Back

  • Starter: #2 Blake Corum, JR*
    • Backup: #7 Donovan Edwards, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #22 Tavierre Dunlap, SO*
        • #20 Kalel Mullings, JR*
        • #34 Leon Franklin, SR
        • CJ Stokes, FR
      • Out: Hassan Haskins

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: #6 Cornelius Johnson, SR
  • WRz: #1 Andrel Anthony, SO
  • Slot: #8 Ronnie Bell, GR
    • Backup: #0 Darrius Clemons, FR
    • Backup: #14 Roman Wilson, JR
    • Backup: #3 AJ Henning, JR or #0 Mike Sainristil, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #10 Cristian Dixon, SO*
        • #4 Amorion Walker, FR
        • #37 Eamonn Dennis, SO*
        • #13 Tyler Morris, FR
      • Out: Daylen Baldwin

Tight End

  • Starter: #83 Erick All, GR
    • Backup: #86 Luke Schoonmaker, GR
      • Reserves:
        • #84 Joel Honigford, GR
        • #18 Colston Loveland, FR
        • #88 Matthew Hibner, JR*
        • #81 Louis Hansen, SO*
        • Marlin Klein, FR
      • Out: Joel Honigford, Carter Selzer

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #76 Ryan Hayes, GR^
    • Backup: #79 Jeffrey Persi, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #72 Tristan Bounds, SO*
      • Out: None

Left Guard

  • Starter: #77 Trevor Keegan, SR*
    • Backup: #62 Raheem Anderson, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #74 Reece Atteberry, JR*
      • Out: Chuck Filiaga

Center

  • Starter: #55 Victor Oluwatimi, GR
    • Backup: #51 Greg Crippen, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #62 Raheem Anderson, SO*
      • Out: Andrew Vastardis

Right Guard

  • Starter: #65 Zak Zinter, JR
    • Backup: #58 Giovanni El-Hadi, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #60 Connor Jones, FR
        • Alessandro Lorenzetti, FR
      • Out: Chuck Filiaga

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #53 Trent Jones, SR*
    • Backup: #52 Karsen Barnhart, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • Andrew Gentry, FR
      • Out: Andrew Stueber

Defense 

Starters (Backup)

  • NT: #58 Smith (#78 Grant)
  • DT: #94 Jenkins (#54 Rooks)
  • DE: #90 Morris (#42 Guy)
  • EDGE: #91 Upshaw (#32 Harrell)
  • MIKE: #25 Colson (#34 Hood)
  • WILL: #41 Hill-Green (#23 Barrett)
  • SS: #6 Moten (#3 Sabb)
  • FS: #19 Moore (#7 Paige)
  • CB: #5 Turner (#33 Ger. Green)
  • CB: #22 Gem. Green (#2 W. Johnson)
  • NCB: #0 Sainristil (Berry)

Defensive Tackle

  • NT: #58 Mazi Smith, SR*
  • DT: #94 Kris Jenkins, JR*
    • NT Backup: #55 Mason Graham, FR
    • DT Backup: #54 George Rooks, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #26 Rayshaun Benny, SO*
        • #78 Kenneth Grant, FR
        • #56 Cam Goode, GR
        • #96 Julius Welschof, GR
        • #92 Ike Iwunnah, SO*
      • Out: Chris Hinton, Donovan Jeter

Defensive End

  • Starter: #90 Mike Morris, SR*
    • Backup: #42 TJ Guy, SO*
      • Reserves:
        • #8 Derrick Moore, FR
        • #56 Dominick Giudice, SO*
        • #99 Gabe Newburg, SR*
      • Out: Aidan Hutchinson

EDGE

  • Starter: #91 Taylor Upshaw, GR
    • Backup: #32 Jaylen Harrell, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #17 Braiden McGregor, JR*
        • #52 Kechaun Bennett, SO*
        • #27 Tyler McLaurin, SO*
        • Micah Pollard, FR
      • Out: David Ojabo

MIKE Linebacker

  • Starter: #25 Junior Colson, SO
    • Backup: #20 Kalel Mullings, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #34 Jaydon Hood, SO*
        • Jimmy Rolder, FR
      • Out: Josh Ross^

WILL Linebacker

  • Starter: #41 Nikhai Hill-Green, JR*
    • Backup: #23 Michael Barrett, SR*
      • Reserves:
        • #29 Joey Velazquez, SR*
        • Deuce Spurlock, FR
      • Out: None

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #6 RJ Moten, JR*
    • Backup: #3 Keon Sabb, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #16 Jalen Perry, SR*
      • Out: Brad Hawkins, Jordan Morant

Free Safety

  • Starter: #19 Rod Moore, SO
    • Backup: #7 Makari Paige, JR*
      • Reserves:
        • #14 Quinten Johnson, SR*
        • #35 Kaden Kolesar, SR*
        • Damani Dent, FR
      • Out: None

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #5 DJ Turner, SR*
  • Starter: #22 Gemon Green, GR^
  • Nickel Starter: #0 Mike Sainristil, SR
    • Backup: #1 Jaden McBurrows, SO (Inj.)
    • Backup: #2 Will Johnson, FR
    • Nickel Backup: Zeke Berry, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #33 German Green, GR^
        • #12 Kody Jones, FR
        • #24 Myles Pollard, FR
      • Out: Dax Hill, Vincent Gray, Andre Seldon, George Johnson

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #13 Jake Moody, GR^
    • Backup: #29 Rhett Anderson, GR
      • Out: None

Punter

  • Starter: #91 Brad Robbins, GR
    • Backup: #19 Tommy Doman, SO*
      • Out: None

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