Ranking Michigan football position groups entering spring ball

Spring ball is but a few weeks away, and there we’ll see some position battles being sorted out before summer conditioning,

The Wolverines will only be as strong as their weakest position, which this year is good news, because Michigan football is quite loaded at pretty much every position group. 

9. Cornerback Cornerback comes in ranked last, not because there aren’t playmakers, but because it’s the great unknown entering 2023.

8. Linebacker This position group is actually doing a lot better than it was a year ago, and returns all of the main contributors — Junior Colson, 

7. Defensive line This was the unit most decimated by departures on the defensive side of the ball outside of cornerback. Mazi Smith.

6. Wide receiver We had this group near the top last year, but the wideouts didn’t really — stand out.

5. Tight end Another group decimated by departures, the Wolverines lost four players in Erick All and Louis Hansen (transfer portal) and Luke Schoonmaker and Joel Honigford. 

’l4. Quarterback The top of the food chain is certainly good here with J.J. McCarthy returning for his junior year. l see some position battles being sorted out before summer conditioning,

3. Safety Michigan returns its three-headed monster at safety with Rod Moore, Makari Paige, and RJ Moten all back. Add in nickel Mike Sainristil, and this is a seemingly formidable group.

2. Offensive line The offensive line will look slightly different than the one that won the Joe Moore Award two years running, but it won’t be a complete turnover.

1. Running back Michigan might have the best offensive line room in the country, but it definitely has the best running back room in the country. 


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