Name: Corey Malone-Hatcher
Weight: 245 lbs.
High school: St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph
Position: Defensive end
Jersey number: #33
Last year: Malone-Hatcher was a senior in high school. He made 90 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.
Final TTB Rating: 49
Malone-Hatcher injured his ankle (an injury that was rumored to be a torn Achilles) as a junior in high school and missed most of that season. He returned in 2016 to put up some pretty impressive numbers, including playing a high school game at Michigan Stadium at the beginning of the season. Along with playing defensive end, he doubled as a tight end at times.
I ended up giving Malone-Hatcher a TTB Rating of 49. He has reportedly struggled with some aspects of college during his first few months on campus, and I simply think he’s not quite as talented as some other guys Michigan has brought in. Either way, he’s a little undersized and lacked technique, so I think he’s going to redshirt as a true freshman. He may eventually grow into a strongside end, but right now he looks to be behind redshirt junior Chase Winovich and sophomore Carlo Kemp, and I believe Luiji Vilain has a great chance to play early when he arrives on campus this year.