A year ago, as all eyes watching Michigan football were curious about who would be able to rush the passer with the departures of Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo,
those in the know touted defensive end Mike Morris and his capability.
That proved to be prescient, given that he led the team in sacks and was a force coming off the edge.
But now, again, the Wolverines have a similar problem, with the two sack leaders —
Morris and Eyabi Okie, who transferred to Charlotte, following Biff Poggi — no longer in Ann Arbor.
Still, Morris is confident in those who come after him. Speaking to reporters at the NFL scouting combine on Wednesday,
he notes that Michigan has essentially been plug-and-play along the defensive front,
with the starting edge rushers succeeding throughout the Harbaugh era.
While he isn’t sure who will be the best of the bunch, he’s optimistic given the talent.
Two of the likely candidates are starter Jaylen Harrell,
who’s a quasi-outside linebacker reminiscent of Josh Uche, and senior Braiden McGregor, who came on strong late in the year.
When it comes to McGregor, Morris had particular shining words given his athletic ability.