Michigan Wolverines College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Michigan Wolverines Offensive Player
WR Ronnie Bell, Sr.
The 6-0, 190-pounder isn’t all that big, and he only has four touchdown catches in his three seasons, but he’s an explosive playmaker who could thrive with better quarterback play.
He caught 82 passes for over 1,300 yards averaging close to 16 yards per grab. For a passing game that needs more pop, Bell has to emerge as a bigger star. The talent is there to do it.
2. RB Hassan Haskins, Sr.
3. OT Ryan Hayes, Sr.
4. QB Cade McNamara, Jr.
5. OT Andrew Stueber, Sr.
Best Michigan Wolverines Defensive Player
LB Josh Ross, Sr.
The Wolverines have at least five real pro prospects on the defensive side – end Aidan Hutchinson will probably be the first of the bunch to go – but Ross is the the glue in the middle of the defense with a shot to be the team’s leading tackler for the second year in a row.
At 6-2 and 230 pounds he’s got the bulk to hold up against the run and the ability to get behind the line, even though he didn’t do it all that often.
2. DE Aidan Hutchinson, Sr.
3. S Daxton Hill, Jr.
4. S Brad Hawkins, Sr.
5. LB Michael Barrett, Sr.
Top Incoming Michigan Wolverines Transfer
QB Alan Bowman, Jr.
Yeah, Cade McNamara is probably the star going forward, but Bowman is about to make this interesting.
The Texas Tech quarterback just couldn’t stay healthy, potential 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick Tyler Shough transferred in from Oregon, and now he’s going to try being the answer to an ever-muddled Wolverine quarterback situation.
Don’t expect any mobility, but the guy can throw, he can spread the ball around, and he can move the chains.