2018 Season Countdown: #90 Carl Myers

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12Jun 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #90 Carl Myers

Carl Myers

Name: Carl Myers
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 268 lbs.
High school: Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic
Position: Defensive tackle
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #54
Last year: I ranked Myers #60 and said he would be a backup defensive tackle (LINK). He did not see game action.

Myers is the type of guy I would have liked to have seen in spring game action, but alas, there was no spring game in 2018. He’s a bit of a strange case, because he played defensive line as a true freshman walk-on in 2016, which is almost unheard of. Like, he actually stepped on the field. In a game.

And then nothing in 2017.

Is he still 268 lbs.? I dunno. Was he injured in 2017? I dunno. Is he still on the roster? Yes.

Michigan was just fine in 2017 without him, and almost everyone returns in 2018 except for nose tackle Maurice Hurst, Jr. So I’m dropping Myers down 30 spots, and we’ll see what happens this year. Lawrence Marshall has been playing better at 3-tech defensive tackle, and that’s a spot where Myers would possibly have been able to step in if there was a need.

Prediction: Backup defensive tackle

1Jul 2017
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2017 Season Countdown: #60 Carl Myers

Carl Myers (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Carl Myers
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 268 lbs.
High school: Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic
Position: Defensive tackle
Class: Sophomore
Jersey number: #54
Last year: I did not rank Myers. He played in one game.

This may seem like an odd place to spot a sophomore walk-on with only one game of playing experience, but here he stands anyway. Myers was a preferred walk-on coming into the 2016 season, so he seemed like a shoo-in for a redshirt. After all, how often do freshman interior lineman play, let alone walk-ons? He’s the first in my memory at Michigan.  When Greg Mattison talks up walk-on linemen, I’ve learned not to disregard them. Will Heininger, Ryan Glasgow, etc., they all seem to be better than initially thought. Even Nathan Brink – who never contributed as much as the aforementioned guys – earned a scholarship, and he was unable to finish out his career due to injury.

Michigan has a way of coaching up these guys, so I don’t see any reason to expect much less from Myers. He probably won’t be a mid-round draft pick like Glasgow, but I imagine he’ll be serviceable at some point. And Michigan could use “serviceable” at backup defensive tackle. I have Myers, Lawrence Marshall, Jr., and James Hudson III bunched up here in the 60s, and any one of them could factor into the rotation this fall. With Maurice Hurst, Jr. starting at 3-tech and Michael Dwumfour penciled in as his backup, there might not be a huge need for crunch-time snaps from the trio; however, Dwumfour has been held back by injury, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see one of these players have to step up. Myers saw action in game one last year, and the coaches seem to like him. All other things being equal, the coaching staff might want to reward Myers while also letting him serve as a motivational ploy for others.

Prediction: Backup defensive tackle

17Nov 2015
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Carl Myers, Wolverine (preferred walk-on)

Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic DE Carl Myers

Grand Rapids (MI) West Catholic defensive end Carl Myers committed to Michigan as a preferred walk-on. Myers is a 6’3″, 270 lb. prospect who chose the walk-on route over a scholarship offer at Air Force.

Hit the jump for highlights and a bit of analysis.

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