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4May 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #113 Jack Dunaway

Jack Dunaway (left, image via MGoBlog)

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Name: Jack Dunaway
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 222 lbs.
High school: Bloomfield Hills (MI) Brother Rice
Position: Linebacker
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #88
Last year: I did not rank Dunaway. He did not see any game action.

Dunaway has dropped down the list over the past couple years. I ranked him #90 in 2016, and I didn’t bother with him last year. Now he’s all the way down at #113. Michigan has done a thorough job of recruiting linebackers over the past few years, and Dunaway was never a guy who was likely to push for playing time, anyway. Position-wise, he has bounced around a little bit, and he should be bigger than 222 lbs. by now if he’s 6’3″ and wants to see the field. The coaching staff might try to find a way for him to see the field since he’s a veteran, but he won’t be much of a factor in any way except on the scout team.

Prediction: Backup linebacker

3May 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #114 Conner Edmonds

Conner Edmonds was Offensive Scout Team Co-Player of the Week against Florida last season (via Twitter)

Name: Conner Edmonds
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 252 lbs.
High school: Richfield (WI) Germantown
Position: Tight end
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #86
Last year: I ranked Edmonds #86 and said he would be a backup tight end. Edmonds did not see game action.

Edmonds has now been on campus for two seasons without seeing the field. He’s a year older, 1″ taller, and 4 lbs. heavier than Ryan Veingrad (profiled yesterday). That might give Edmonds a leg up on seeing the field, but it’s still an uphill climb to beat out the other tight ends on the roster, including incoming freshmen Mustapha Muhammad and Luke Schoonmaker. I do believe there is a possibility for Edmonds to get on the field in certain situations, but Michigan doesn’t have a cupcake schedule this year. At least one of the freshmen is likely to see the field, which might cost the walk-ons a few opportunities to get some snaps.

Prediction: Backup tight end

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