2020 Season Countdown: #60 Gabe Newburg

2020 Season Countdown: #60 Gabe Newburg

July 15, 2020
Gabe Newburg (image via 247 Sports)

Name: Gabe Newburg
250 lbs.
High school: 
Clayton (OH) Northmont
Defensive end
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I ranked Newburg #88 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He redshirted.
TTB Rating:

Newburg had the season that most people expected in 2019, redshirting after some injury issues as a senior in high school. Michigan did not have a ton of depth on the defensive line, but there were some snaps for young guys and Newburg did not see any game action.

Though he’s listed at 250 pounds on the official roster, word is that Newburg is now closer to 270-275 pounds. Ahead of him on the depth chart, backup defensive end Michael Danna is gone to the NFL and Michigan has a couple starters who might be joining him in the league by 2021 (senior Kwity Paye, junior Aidan Hutchinson). Not only does the team need someone to enter the rotation, but they need to groom someone for a starting role in two seasons. I don’t expect Newburg to start in 2021, but he should start to see the field this season in a backup role.

Prediction: Backup defensive end

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