Michigan Depth Chart: 2011 vs 2012

2011 Offense                  vs            2012 Offense

QB:
1. #16 Denard Robinson JR  –  #16 Denard Robinson SR
2. #7 Devin Gardner SO       –  #7 Devin Gardner JR
3. #3 Russell Bellomy FR      –  #3 Russell Bellomy SO

-Breakdown: No change, just experience gained.

RB:
1. #33 Stephen Hopkins SO  –            #33 Stephen Hopkins JR
2. #15 Michael Cox RS JR    –            #15 Michael Cox RS SR
3. #28 Fitzgerald Toussaint RS SO –  #28 Fitzgerald Toussaint RS JR*
4. #20 Michael Shaw SR     –              #20 Brionte Dunn FR
5. #38 Thomas Rawls FR    –               #38 Thomas Rawls SO
6. #2 Vincent Smith JR      –                  #2 Vincent Smith SR
7. #49 FB John McColgan RS SR   –   #48 FB Joey Kerridge

-Breakdown: Only Shaw will be graduating, and possible incoming FR Dunn could really make a push for a good amount of carries. Toussaint could be a transfer candidate.

WR X (#1 guy):
1. #21 Junior Hemingway RS SR    –   #17 Jeremy Jackson JR
2. #22 Daryl Stonum SR           –        #87 Dwayne Stanford FR
3. #17 Jeremy Jackson SO       –        #80 Ricardo Miller RS SO

-Breakdown: Im guessing Stonum will be let back on the team for the 2011 season, but in 2012 we will be losing two of our best receivers in Hemingway and Stonum to graduation. Incoming Freshmen could make a big impact here.

WR Z (Speed/Deep threat)
1. #12 Roy Roundtree RS JR    –  #12 Roy Roundtree RS SR
2. #6 Je\’Ron Stokes JR             –  #6 Je\’Ron Stokes SR
3. #19 Kelvin Grady RS SR      –  #83 Jerald Robinson RS SO

-Breakdown: Not much of a change besides Kelvin Grady graduating, but look for the 3 players in each year to have big impacts.

WR Y (Slot)
1. #9 Martavious Odoms SR   –   #26 Drew Dileo JR*
2. #26 Drew Dileo SO            –    #5 Justice Hayes SO
3. #5 Justice Hayes FR            –   #10 Jeremy Gallon RS JR*

-Breakdown: This position could but replaced after/during the 2011 season since we are turning back into a pro style offense, but I think we have good slot players like Odoms. Smaller Rich Rod-esk players like Gallon, Dileo and T-Rob will all be on transfer watch.

TE:
1. #86 Kevin Koger SR               –   #88 Brandon Moore RS SR
2. #88 Brandon Moore RS JR     –   #82 Chris Barnett SO
3. #82 Chris Barnett FR               –  #86 Devin Funchess FR
4. #81 Steve Watson RS SR        –   #89 AJ Williams FR

-Breakdown: After a possible huge year by Koger, we will lose him to graduation. But we have a great infusion of talent coming in and a good player to replace him in Moore.

OT:
1. LT #77 Taylor Lewan RS SO   –   LT #77 Taylor Lewan RS JR
2. RT #72 Mark Huyge RS SR     –   RT #75 Michael Schofield RS JR
3. #75 Michael Schofield RS SO  –         #67 Kyle Kalis FR
4. #57 Elliot Mealer RS JR           –         #57 Elliot Mealer RS SR
5.  #69 Eric Gunderson RS SO     –         #76 Jordan Diamond FR
6. #70 Kristian Mateus RS FR      –         #74 Erik Magnusson FR

-Breakdown: Huyge will be graduating and a ton of great freshmen will be coming in 2012. This could be a great position for the Wolverines now and in the future.

OG/C:
1. LG #56 Ricky Barnum RS JR      –   LG #56 Ricky Barnum RS SR
2. C #50 David Molk RS SR           –     C #50 Rocko Khoury RS SR
3. RG #65 Patrick Omameh RS JR  –   RG #65 Patrick Omameh RS SR
4. #63 Rocko Khoury RS JR          –           #58 Chris Bryant SO
5. #58 Chris Bryant FR                   –           #79 Tony Posada SO
6. #79 Tony Posada FR                  –           #64 Christian Pace RS SO
7. #64 Christian Pace RS FR          –           #68 Blake Bars FR
8. #56 Tony Burzynski RS FR          –          #71 Caleb Stacey FR
                                                        
-Breakdown: O-Line leader Molk will be graduating, but with another year of teaming up, Barnum and Omameh could both be All-Big Ten members.

2011 3-4 Defense             vs              2012 3-4 Defense

DE: (Top 2 start in 4-3)
1. #53 Ryan Van Bergen RS SR  –   #55 Jabreel Black JR
2. #55 Jabreel Black SO             –   #97 Brennen Beyer SO
3. #97 Brennen Beyer FR           –    #90 Aldophus Washington FR
4. #92 Keith Heitzman FR           –   #56 Tom Strobel FR
5. #94 Jordan Paskorz RS FR     –   #97 Pharaoh Brown FR
6. #95 Chris Rock FR                 –   #92 Keith Heitzman SO

-Breakdown: With team leader and captain Ryan Van Bergen graduating, and the addition of a great DE recruiting class, 2012 could see a bunch of the DE\’s interchanging and making an impact.

NT:
1. #73 Will Campbell JR                 –    #73 Will Campbell SR
2. #76 Quintin Washington RS SO  –    #76 Quintin Washington RS JR
3. #54 Richard Ash RS FR             –    #99 Ondre Pipkins FR
4. #39 Will Heininger RS SR           –    #54 Richard Ash RS SO

-Breakdown: The same players will return and possibly with the addition of Ondre Pipkins who could compete for playing time right away.

DT:
1. #68 Mike Martin SR               –    #68 Danny O\’Brien FR
2. #96 Terry Talbott RS FR         –    #53 Chris Wormley FR
3. #41 Kenny Wilkins RS FR      –     #96 Terry Talbott RS SO
4. #93 Chris Eddins RS FR         –     #62 Matt Godin FR

-Breakdown: Best defensive player, Mike Martin will be graduating, but hopefully Chris Wormley can put on some weight and become a dominant DT in the mold of Richard Seymour, also FR Danny O\’Brien will join this class and make a big impact under Greg Mattison. Wilkins is on transfer watch.

OLB: (top 2 start)
1. #88 Craig Roh JR                 –    #88 Craig Roh SR
2. #4 Cameron Gordan RS SO –    #4 Cameron Gordan RS JR
3. #27 Mike Jones RS JR         –    #27 Mike Jones RS JR
4. #57 Frank Clark FR             –    #40 Antonio Poole SO
5. #40 Antonio Poole FR          –    #57 Frank Clark SO
6. #7 Brandon Hawthorne JR*  –    #58 Mario Ojemudia FR
7. #58 Brandon Herron RS SR  –   #51 Kaleb Ringer FR
                                                    
-Breakdown:  A great 2011 and 2012 recruiting class will infuse great talent at OLB, especially to rush the QB and cover TE\’s and RB\’s. Hawthorne is on transfer watch.

ILB: (top 2 start)
1. #25 Kenny Demens RS JR      –     #25 Kenny Demens RS SR
2. #9 Marell Evans RS SR           –    #52 Kellen Jones SO
3. #37 Jake Ryan RS FR              –    #37 Jake Ryan RS SO
4. #52 Kellen Jones FR                –    #10 Royce Jenkins-Stone FR
5. #42 JB Fitzgerald SR               –    #6 James Ross FR
6. #26 Isaiah Bell RS SO             –     #44 Desmond Morgan RS FR
7. #44 Desmond Morgan FR        –    #26 Isaiah Bell RS JR
8. #59 Paul Gyarmati RS JR         –     #7 Joe Bolden FR


-Breakdown: With everyone but JB Fitzgerald returning, this could be the position for some of the most competition. Demens is a lock, but look for Kellen Jones to take on a big role in 2011 and 2012.

CB: (top 2 start)
1. #29 Troy Woolfolk RS SR      –      #12 JT Floyd RS SR
2. #12 JT Floyd RS JR               –      #5 Courtney Avery JR
3. #5 Courtney Avery SO           –      #18 Blake Countess SO
4. #18 Blake Countess FR          –      #2 Terry Richardson FR
5. #17 Tony Anderson RS SR     –      #35 Greg Brown SO
6. #35 Greg Brown FR               –      #21 Raymon Taylor SO
7. #21 Raymon Taylor FR           –      #22 Terrence Talbott JR
8. #22 Terrence Talbott SO         –      #24 Delonte Hollowell RS FR
9. #24 Delonte Hollowell FR          –   #26 Anthony Standifer FR


-Breakdown: Woolfolk and Floyd will bring some much needed skill and talent to the secondary, and in 2012 we will have a good amount of talent coming in and returning, especially under great coaching.

S: (top 2 start)
1. FS #13 Carvin Johnson SO       –    FS #13 Carvin Johnson JR
2. SS #32 Jordan Kovacs RS JR   –    SS #3 Marvin Robinson JR
3. #3 Marvin Robinson SO            –         #32 Jordan Kovacs RS SR
4. #6 Josh Furman RS FR              –         #6 Josh Furman RS SO
5. #15 Thomas Gordan RS SO      –         #22 Jarrod Wilson FR
6. #23 Floyd Simmons RS JR        –        #15 Thomas Gordan RS JR
7. #20 Tamani Carter FR               –        #23 Floyd Simmons RS SR
8. #7 Brandon Hawthorne JR        –        #14 Allen Gant FR
9. #31 Jared Van Slyke RS SR     –         #20 Tamani Carter RS FR

Breakdown: A very deep position in 2011, we have great talent and physical skill, but I see Kovacs holding down the SS position since he has the experience. But I think talent and speed will overcome him in 2012 with a freak athlete and big hitter, Marvin Robinson or even Josh Furman taking over the position.

Returning:
1.KR: #9 Martavious Odoms SR       –    KR: #5 Justice Hayes FR
2.PR: #21 Junior Hemingway RS SR  –    PR: #83 Jerald Robinson
3. #22 Daryl Stonum SR                    –           #2 Terry Richardson FR
4. #5 Justice Hayes FR                       –          #26 Drew Dileo JR

-Breakdown: This is a bit of a challenge after 2011 since both return men will be graduating. But I expect young gun Justice Hayes to contribute and the smaller slot guys like Jeremy Gallon and Dileo, if they dont transfer, to compete for a spot.

Kicking:
1. K #45 Matt Wile FR                   –        K #45 Matt Wile SO
2. P #43 Will Hagerup SO               –        P #43 Will Hagerup JR
3. KO #34 Brendan Gibbons SO    –        KO #34 Brendan Gibbons JR

 -Breakdown: This part of the team has been an absolute mess the past years, besides Hagerup. I expect the FR Wile to come in and take over the spot right away and Gibbons to learn to kick a ball again as the kick off man.