2024 Football Depth Chart Projection

Last Updated: 1/15/23

Check out my projected 2024 Michigan football depth chart based on the latest roster, news, rumors and my latest Best Guess Recruiting Class and Transfer Portal targets:

Key

  • Enrolled/Signed
  • *5th year available
  • Walk-on
  • Committed
  • BGRC/Transfer Predictions

Offense

Two-Deep: Starters (Backups)

  • QB: #10 Orji or Transfer (Davis)
  • RB: #7 Edwards or #20 Mullings (#28 Hall)
  • WRx: Transfer (#3 Moore)
  • WRz: #8 Morris (#5 English)
  • Slot: #82 Morgan (Stewart)
  • TE: #18 Loveland (#17 Klein)
  • TE: #88 Hibner (Hansen)
  • LT: #75 Gentry (#79 Persi)
  • LG: #58 El-Hadi (#56 Guidice)
  • C: #51 Crippen (#62 Anderson)
  • RG: Priebe (#75 Gentry)
  • RT: #78 Hinton (#72 Bounds)

Quarterback

  • Starter: #10 Alex Orji, JR or Transfer
    • Backup: Jadyn Davis, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Jayden Denegal, JR
        • #16 Davis Warren, SR
      • Out: JJ McCarthy, Jack Tuttle

Running Back

  • Starter: #7 Donovan Edwards, SR or #20 Kalel Mullings, GR
    • Backup: #28 Ben Hall, SO
    • Fullback: #44 Max Bredeson, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #24 Cole Cabana, SO
        • Jordan Marshall, FR
        • #22 Tavierre Dunlap, SR
        • Micah Kaapana, FR
      • Out: Blake Corum, CJ Stokes

Wide Receiver 

  • WRx: Transfer
  • WRz: #8 Tyler Morris, JR
  • Slot: #82 Semaj Morgan, FR
    • xBackup: #3 Fredrick Moore, SO
    • zBackup: #5 Karmello English, FR
    • Slot Backup: I’Marion Stewart, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #85 Cristian Dixon, SR
        • #80 Eamonn Dennis, SR
        • #12 Kendrick Bell, SO
        • Channing Goodwin, FR
      • Out: Roman Wilson, Cornelius Johnson, Darrius Clemons, Dale Chesson

Tight End

  • Starter: #18 Colston Loveland, JR
  • Starter: #88 Matthew Hibner, GR
    • Backup: #17 Marlin Klein, JR
    • Backup: Hogan Hansen, FR
      • Reserves:
        • #83 Zack Marshall, SO
        • Brady Prieskorn, FR
        • #15 Deakon Tonielli, SO
      • Out: AJ Barner, Josh Beetham*

Left Tackle

  • Starter: #75 Andrew Gentry, JR
    • Backup: #79 Jeffrey Persi, GR
      • Reserves:
        • #71 Evan Link, SO
        • Andrew Sprague, FR
      • Out: LaDarius Henderson

Left Guard

  • Starter: #58 Giovanni El-Hadi, SR
    • Backup: #56 Dominick Giudice, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #55 Nathan Efobi, SO
        • Ben Roebuck, FR
      • Out: Trevor Keegan

Center

  • Starter: #51 Greg Crippen, SR
    • Backup: #62 Raheem Anderson, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #56 Amir Herring, SO
        • Jake Guarnera, FR
      • Out: Drake Nugent

Right Guard

  • Starter: #68 Josh Priebe, GR
    • Backup: #75 Andrew Gentry, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #56 Amir Herring, SO
        • Luke Hamilton, FR
      • Out: Zak Zinter, Karsen Barnhart

Right Tackle

  • Starter: #78 Myles Hinton, GR
    • Backup: #72 Tristan Bounds, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #76 Connor Jones, JR
        • Blake Frazier, FR
      • Out: Trente Jones

Defense 

Starters (Backup)

  • NT: #78 Grant (#74 Atteberry)
  • 3T: #55 Graham (#95 Pierce)
  • 5T: #26 Benny (#92 Iwunnah)
  • EDGE: #8 Moore (#91 Brandt)
  • EDGE: #5 Stewart (#42 Guy)
  • MIKE: Barham (#30 Rolder)
  • WILL: #15 Hausmann (#34 Hood)
  • SS: #7 Paige (#3 Sabb)
  • FS: #9 Moore (#10 Berry)
  • CB: #2 W. Johnson (#20 Hill)
  • CB: Transfer (#13 Waller)
  • NCB: #18 McBurrows (#14 Jones)

Defensive Tackle

  • NT: #78 Kenneth Grant, JR
  • 3T: #55 Mason Graham, JR
  • 5T: #26 Rayshaun Benny, JR
    • NT Backup: #74 Reece Atteberry, GR
    • 3T Backup: #95 Trey Pierce, SO
    • 5T Backup: #92 Ike Iwunnah, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #89 Alessandro Lorenzetti, JR
        • #51 Brooks Bahr, SO
        • Owen Wafle, FR
        • Deyvid Palepaple, FR
        • Manuel Biegel, FR
        • Ted Hammond, FR
      • Out: Kris Jenkins, Cam Goode

Edge

  • Strong Side Starter: #8 Derrick Moore, JR
  • Weak Side Starter: #5 Josaiah Stewart, SR
    • SS Backup: #91 Cameron Brandt, SO
    • WS Backup: #42 TJ Guy, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #52 Kechaun Bennett, SR
        • #96 Enow Etta, SO
        • #27 Tyler McLaurin, SR
        • #90 Koumba Aymeric, SO
        • #18 Breeon Ishmail, SO
        • Devon Baxter, FR
        • Dominic Nichols, FR
        • Lugard Edokpayi, FR
      • Out: Braiden McGregor, Jaylen Harrell

Linebacker

  • MIKE Starter: Jaishawn Barham, JR
  • WILL Starter: #15 Ernest Hausmann, JR
    • MIKE Backup: #30 Jimmy Rolder, JR*
    • WILL Backup: #34 Jaydon Hood, SR
      • Reserves:
        • #4 Micah Pollard, JR
        • #44 Hayden Moore, SO
        • #16 Semaj Bridgeman, SO
        • #19 Jason Hewlett, SO
        • Cole Sullivan, FR
        • Jaden Smith, FR
        • Jeremiah Beasley, FR
        • Mason Curtis, FR
        • Zach Ludwig, FR
      • Out: Michael Barrett, Junior Colson, Joey Velazquez

Strong Safety

  • Starter: #7 Makari Paige, GR
    • Backup: #3 Keon Sabb, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #6 Brandyn Hillman, SO
        • #37 Micah Davis, SO
      • Out: None

Free Safety

  • Starter: #9 Rod Moore, SR
    • Backup: #10 Zeke Berry, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #0 Jacob Oden, FR
      • Out: Quintin Johnson, Kaden Kolesar

Cornerback 

  • Starter: #2 Will Johnson, JR
  • Starter: Transfer
  • Nickel Starter: #18 Jaden McBurrows, SR
    • Backup: #13 DJ Waller, SO
    • Backup: #20 Jyaire Hill, SO
    • Backup: #14 Kody Jones, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #24 Myles Pollard, JR
        • Jo’Ziah Edmond, FR
        • Jeremiah Lowe, FR
      • Out: Mike Sainristil, Josh Wallace, Keshaun Harris, German Green, Cam Calhoun, Amorion Walker

Special Teams 

Kicker

  • Starter: #32 James Turner, GR
    • Backup: #99 Adam Samaha, SO
      • Reserves
        • #19 Tommy Doman, SR
      • Out: None

Punter

  • Starter: #19 Tommy Doman, SR
    • Backup: #97 Cordell Jones-McNally, SO
      • Reserves:
        • #92 Stone Anderson, SO
      • Out: Brad Robbins

Kick Returner

  • Starter: #82 Semaj Morgan, SO
    • Backup: #5 Karmello English, SO
      • Reserves:
        • Micah Kaapana, FR
      • Out: None

Punt Returner

  • Starter: #82 Semaj Morgan, SO
    • Backup: #8 Tyler Morris, JR
      • Reserves:
        • #5 Karmello English, SO
      • Out: Jake Thaw*

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