There’s a lot of excitement in the state of Michigan as both UM and MSU should field very competitive teams this season.  The Wolverines are under new management which will help improve their performance on the field and in war rooms around the league.  The Spartans could be a dark horse for the conference title and offer a lot of good prospects on both sides of the ball.

Michigan

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2-3Craig RohDE883Jrtall, athletic defender who in many ways reminds us of a young Mark Herzlich. Can rush the passer out of a three-point stance and also drop off the line into coverage when necessary.
2-3Mike MartinDT684SrTough, hard working nose tackle that gets the most from his ability. Lacks the great upside yet gives an honest days work and gets results.
4thPatrick OmamehG654JrAthletic, explosive guard that turns defenders off the line of scrimmage and can get out on the second level then block in motion. Must improve his balance and learn to block with his legs.
4-5Kenny DemensILB254JrStout, run defending linebacker with a terrific head for the ball. Very good in the box or up the field.
5thDenard RobinsonWR163JrCould be a faster and more explosive version of Antwaan Randle-El yet still really needs to develop his game.
5thJunior HemingwayWR215SrNice sized pass catcher with reliable hands that constantly finds a way to make himself an available target.
5-6Kevin KogerTE864SrTerrific pass catching tight end that shows himself to be a downfield threat. Offers a lot of upside and should thrive in the new Michigan offense.
6thDavid MolkC505SrQuick, explosive yet undersized linemen that will get looks from zone blocking teams. Well liked and highly rated in the scouting community, an opinion we don’t share.
6thRoy RoundtreeWR124JrQuick, elusive slot receiver type that must show more consistency in his game.
6-7Ryan Van BergenDE535SrHard-working defensive lineman with limited upside.
7thDarryl StonumWR224SrSolid underneath receiver with reliable hands. Did not take his game to the next level in 2010 as we thought he would.
FAJordan KovacsS324JrRun defending safety best between the numbers.
FARocko KhouryC634JrUnderrated backup with good size, strength and explosion.
FAJ.T. FloydCB124Jr
FATroy WoolfolkS295Sr
FAMark HuygeG725SrTough, strong lineman that can play a variety of positions. Underrated.
FAMichael WilliamsS405SrSolid safety with a complete game forced to the sidelines with a head injury last season.

Michigan State

Round Full Name Pos # YrComments
2ndJerel WorthyDT994JrHighly rated underclassmen that displays tremendous quickness and explosion in his overall game. Can be a game changer up front yet really needs to bend his knees and learn to play with leverage as all too often he’s easily neutralized at the point.
2ndChris NormanOLB103JrAthletic linebacker with a great amount of upside. Goes sideline to sideline, covers a lot of area on the field and consistently around the ball making plays. Could make a big move up boards if he continues to improve.
3rdKirk CousinsQB85SrPhysically gifted passer that can make all the throws and does a great job commanding the offense. Needs to improve his reads but has a lot of next level potential.
3rdEdwin BakerRB43JrExplosive ball carrier with nice size and the ability to break games wide-open.
4thTrenton RobinsonS394SrEfficient safety that is effective against the run and can get outside the numbers to make plays on the pass.
5-6B.J. CunninghamWR35SrLarge, productive possession receiver that can be the go-to guy in underneath coverage.
7thKeshawn MartinWR824SrFast, game breaking pass catcher with a good amount of upside.
FAJohnny AdamsCB54JrSmallish yet athletic cornerback best suited for a zone system.
FAKevin PickelmanDT965SrNice sized defensive lineman that flashes skill on occasion.
FATyler HooverDE914JrTall, hard-working defensive lineman with limitations. Could eventually develop into a solid run stuffer once he adds bulk to his frame and improves his playing strength.
FAJoel ForemanG675SrStrong, nice sized blocker only effective in a very small area.
FAKeith NicholWR75SrEfficient receiver with reliable hands and good downfield blocking skills. Potential fifth receiver at the next level.
FAChris McDonaldG624JrQuick blocker that shows skill in motion.