Senior Bowl director singles out two Wolverines as potential breakout players in 2023

Big things are expected of Michigan football this fall, and if those things are to come to fruition,

it will be in large part due to some of the talent rising up from previous levels — particularly on defense.

The Wolverines lost more on the defensive side of the ball than the offensive side,

yet the defense is expected to take a step forward and be the shining star for the maize and blue.

Executive director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl Jim Nagy always has his eye on talent in Ann Arbor as he was once a Wolverine himself as a student.

He took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share two players for the Michigan defense he expects to take big steps forward in 2023

— defensive tackle Kris Jenkins and edge rusher Braiden McGregor.

As a starter last year, Jenkins is a little bit more of a proven and known commodity,

 and he’s earning a lot of hype as being a potential first-round NFL draft pick in 2024.

McGregor, however, has only shown glimpses as a backup, and it will be incumbent upon him to make good on the promise of his capability.

However, with not as much of a safety net given there are no surefire edge rushers waiting in the wings,

 nor are there any blue chip pass rushers on the team compared to previous years,

— defensive tackle Kris Jenkins and edge rusher Braiden McGregor.

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