2020 Recruiting Capsule: Port Huron Northern DE Braiden McGregor

2020 Recruiting Capsule: Port Huron Northern DE Braiden McGregor


January 20, 2019

Port Huron (MI) Northern DE Braiden McGregor (image via The Wolverine)

Name: Braiden McGregor
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 248 lbs.
High school: Port Huron (MI) Northern
Position: Defensive end
Class: 2020
Offers: Alabama, Central Michigan, Clemson, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Toledo, Virginia, Western Michigan, Wisconsin
Commitment: Uncommitted

Notes: 247 Composite 4-star, #18 strongside end, #6 in-state, #323 overall as of 1/20/19

Stats: As a junior in 2018, he had 99 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 blocked punts, 2 forced fumbles, and 6 total touchdowns

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7 comments

  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Jan 20, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    quite an offer list for the #323 player

    • Thunder
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      Jan 20, 2019 at 8:48 PM

      Yeah, if I were guessing based on his film, I would think he’s around 200-250 or so in any given year.

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    Extrajuice
    Jan 21, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    I really like this kid. Him and Paige are my 2 favorite targets in this class. Has the frame to add a lot of muscle. Looks like a great athlete and plays with anger. Has some work to do on technique on defense but the tools are there. Even looks like he could play TE as he has very good speed. I would say he’s at least a top 150 player if he keeps developing as he has.

    Thunder, if you were to compare Braiden McGregor to Aiden Hutchinson what are your thoughts?

    • Thunder
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      Jan 21, 2019 at 1:29 PM

      I think McGregor is a little more athletic, but Hutchinson was more powerful and more technical coming out of high school.

      • Lanknows
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        Lanknows
        Jan 21, 2019 at 2:11 PM

        Do you expect Hutchinson to stick at WDE or move to SDE?

        • Thunder
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          Jan 21, 2019 at 7:43 PM

          I know they kept Hutchinson at weakside end at the end of the season when they had a chance to put him at SDE to help replace Rashan Gary. But my guess is that they just didn’t want to overwhelm him as a freshman with new alignments, stunts, play calls, etc. Long-term, I think Hutchinson will end up at strongside end. I don’t think he’ll maintain the quickness and speed rushing ability you want from a WDE.

          • Lanknows
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            Lanknows
            Jan 22, 2019 at 12:37 AM

            Thanks. I agree. I hope it happens this offseason and Paye is freed up to move all around the line.

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