|Maybe it’s just me, but
Josh Furman looks
Name: Josh Furman
Weight: 207 lbs.
High school: Old Mill Senior High School in Annapolis, MD
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #6
Last year: I ranked Furman #68 and said he would play on special teams. He redshirted.
Furman is a bit of a question mark for me this year. There’s no question that he’s an exceptional athlete with a laser-time 4.37 forty yard dash and a sprinter’s build. He played outside linebacker and running back in high school, and last year played Spur in practice. But he was pretty thin (right around 200 lbs.) and needed a little bit of seasoning. Once Rich Rodriguez was fired and his poorly implemented 3-3-5 defense went with him, Furman became a safety to the new regime.
Beyond the aforementioned outstanding athleticism, I didn’t see much from Furman to get me excited about his future as a safety. After playing close to the line in high school, he seems uncomfortable in open space. He might get more accustomed to playing back off the line in the coming years, but as of now, I still think (as I said during his recruitment) that he would be a better fit as a linebacker. Hopefully he proves me wrong in that regard, because Michigan does need to upgrade its talent level at the safety positions. But for now Furman doesn’t look like he’s ready to see heavy minutes in the Big Ten.
Prediction: Backup safety and special teams contributor
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