2019 All-Big Ten Offense

2019 All-Big Ten Offense


December 5, 2019
Ben Bredeson

The Big Ten released its 2019 all-conference team on Wednesday (LINK).

Hit the jump for more.

COACHES
1st team: OG Ben Bredeson
1st team: OT Jon Runyan, Jr.
2nd team: C Cesar Ruiz
3rd team: QB Shea Patterson
3rd team: OG Michael Onwenu
Honorable mention: RB Zach Charbonnet
Honorable mention: RB Hassan Haskins
Honorable mention: WR Nico Collins
Honorable mention: TE Nick Eubanks
Honorable mention: TE Sean McKeon
Honorable mention: OT Jalen Mayfield

MEDIA
1st team: OG Ben Bredeson
1st team: OT Jon Runyan, Jr.
3rd team: QB Shea Patterson
3rd team: RB Zach Charbonnet
3rd team: C Cesar Ruiz
Honorable mention: RB Hassan Haskins
Honorable mention: WR Ronnie Bell
Honorable mention: WR Nico Collins
Honorable mention: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
Honorable mention: TE Nick Eubanks
Honorable mention: TE Sean McKeon
Honorable mention: OG Michael Onwenu

I don’t really have many qualms with the voting on offense, but the placement of Michigan’s receivers and tight ends shows something I’ve been talking about for a few years. Indiana’s Whop Philyor was 2nd team (coaches) and 3rd team (media), but I doubt many people would take him as a talent ahead of Michigan’s receivers. Even with the #speedinspace philosophy, Michigan receivers don’t put up the kind of numbers that impress voters for post-season accolades.

I’m also still looking forward to a day when Michigan can get an elite running back on the field once again. It’s been way too long. All five of Michigan’s offensive line starters earned some sort of all-conference honors, yet the best Michigan could do was Zach Charbonnet’s 3rd team choice from the media. Charbonnet was #11 in yards within the Big Ten and #21 in yards per carry; his saving grace was his 11 touchdowns, which was #3 in the conference, but most of those were in short yardage situations. There were rumors that he was hurt, and he seemed to lack an extra burst late in the year, so maybe he’ll step it up next season, but it would be nice to have a back that other teams need to fear.

9 comments

  1. GrandLake
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    GrandLake
    Dec 06, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    I think that is back to back years 1st team for Runyan. For a player everyone was panicked over (esp after 2018 ND game) when he moved out 2 years ago that is pretty impressive both for Jon and the coaching staff (Warriner). While I can’t really stomach rewatching OSU game, he did seem to hold his own against Young which probably earns him a few more dollars on draft day and he seems like kind of OL who could slide inside and last a lot of years in NFL. Also a bit surprised to not see Collins higher – I know he was somewhat underutilized but I would think the coaches at least would have acknowledged him.

    • Thunder
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      Dec 06, 2019 at 9:44 AM

      Yeah, upon one watching of the Michigan game, I thought Runyan did a good job against Young. He had help at times (Michigan didn’t make the same mistake as PSU the week earlier), but even when he didn’t, he was cutting off Young’s speed rush better than virtually anyone else.

    • Lanknows
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      Lanknows
      Dec 06, 2019 at 11:53 AM

      Runyan deserves a ton of credit. After 3 years he looked like a bust and then this. I know I had given up on him being anything like an all conference player, let alone at left tackle.

  2. JC
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    JC
    Dec 06, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Charbonnet did have surgery early in the year, is a freshman, and was run 33 times the second game of the season, vs. Army. I still think he’s a great back, might not use the word elite yet, but I expect big things from him next year.

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    je93
    Dec 06, 2019 at 9:38 AM

    I like ZC, a lot

    But he’s not the explosive back we (this Offense) need. The things he does great are skills it typically takes a while to coach & develop. Where he lacks is the stuff that can’t be coached: speed, explosion & elusiveness

    I wonder how much higher his ceiling might be?

    • Thunder
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      Dec 06, 2019 at 9:42 AM

      I think he has more of those things than what he showed this year. There are rumors that he needs another surgery. He didn’t seem entirely healthy, and I don’t think Haskins taking over as the primary back toward the end was simply because Haskins is awesome.

  4. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Dec 06, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    We’ll find out next year I guess but I think Haskins started ahead of Charbonnet because he is a better RB than Charbonnet. There’s always excuses ready for a 5-star RB.

    I like them both.

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    Roanman
    Dec 06, 2019 at 8:06 PM

    I’m thinking it must have been a sorry year for BIG tackles with Mayfield making honorable mention all Big Ten. I think he had a really solid year for a redshirt freshman tackle and I’m glad to have him on the field, but he had more than a couple egregious “look out blocks” and looked bad once or twice a game.

    Still, that’s five all conference mentions out of 5 offensive linemen. I’d give Warinner a raise.

    • Thunder
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      Dec 06, 2019 at 8:58 PM

      I think you’re right about the lookout blocks and such, but Mayfield also had some superb blocks this season. He looks like a prototypical left tackle to me, and he might end up there next year with Runyan graduating. He’ll end up being Michigan’s best tackle since Taylor Lewan, IMO.

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