2017 Season Countdown: #83 Corey Malone-Hatcher

2017 Season Countdown: #83 Corey Malone-Hatcher


May 19, 2017

Corey Malone-Hatcher (image via The Wolverine)

Name: Corey Malone-Hatcher
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 245 lbs.
High school: St. Joseph (MI) St. Joseph
Position: Defensive end
Class: Freshman
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.

Prediction: Redshirt

One comment

  1. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    May 19, 2017 at 1:33 PM

    I have higher hopes for CMH in the long run. Even with his early struggles, he should have a leg up on some of the other freshman DL.

    That said, with Kemp locking down a DL rotation spot and CMH not looking like a natural pass-rush threat I’m inclined to agree that a red-shirt is likely.

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    I think there is a growing consensus that Solomon and Villain are going to come in and fill key backup roles at NT and WDE. I think the chances of both players panning out like that as freshman is lower than 50/50. I think you may have not heard the last from guys like Dwumfour/Marshall and I think Jeter and Hudson may have something to say about the recruiting ranking-driven assumptions.

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