2020 Season Countdown: #85 William Mohan

2020 Season Countdown: #85 William Mohan

June 14, 2020
William Mohan (image via Twitter)

Name: William Mohan
195 lbs.
High school:
Brooklyn (NY) Erasmus Hall
Jersey number:
Last year:
Mohan was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 56 tackles and 13 sacks.
TTB Rating:

Mohan has flown under the radar, but I’m here to tell you there’s a UFO in our airspace.

Mohan (247 Composite 3-star, #23 ATH, #459 overall) has a senior film that shows him flying all over the field – and through the air – to take down ball carriers, sack the quarterback, and wreak havoc. I have a soft spot in my heart for football players who hurl themselves all over with no regard for human life, and Mohan is one of those.

You can juxtapose the film of Mohan (below) with the film of R.J. Moten (LINK) and find totally different attitudes, even though my guess is they’re headed for the same position of Viper. I view Khaleke Hudson, Mohan, and 2021 commit Jaydon Hood all as being in the same vein of player who just can’t help being physical.

So while it’s fitting that Mohan appears to be headed for Hudson’s vacated position, I don’t think Mohan will play much this fall. Mohan is a little light at 195 pounds, and the starter is expected to be redshirt sophomore Michael Barrett. Michigan also has sophomore Anthony Solomon backing up that spot. So I expect Mohan to redshirt, but I think he could make a mark on special teams. I think he also has the ability to be a better pass rusher than some other Viper recruits, which could open up the door for more of a Josh Uche role than what some other Vipers have offered.

Prediction: Redshirt

Hit the jump for Mohan’s senior film.


  1. Comments: 1863
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    Jun 14, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    We’ll need all the help we can get. If this kid can make an impact – even on SpTms – I say play him

  2. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Jun 15, 2020 at 7:53 AM

    Until recently, I too have been a fan of big hitting safeties.

    Then, as I have mentioned in the past, I started paying attention to Dantonio’s Sparty defenses in general and the way they tackled in particular.

    Those guys were not huge hitters wanting to take you out with a shot. Sparty preferred the more cowardly method of twisting on your knee in a pile or cleating on you while getting up.

    As discussed they pretty much always came in looking to wrap and twist people down. Which I believe came through if not from Pete Carroll.

    Because they were looking to wrap up instead of kill, they missed tackles almost never. And because they were twisting instead of driving through contact there wasn’t a lot of falling forward against them.

    And because they were doing both of those things, they were’t getting much in the way of impact injuries.

    I’ve decided it’s the superior approach.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jun 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM

      I agree with you when it comes to safeties. With Mohan headed for Viper/outside linebacker, I’ll take the aggression, though.

      • Comments: 1357
        Joined: 8/13/2015
        Jun 15, 2020 at 11:20 AM

        I was thinking more about Moten and probably should have put the comment down there, as I thought he was coming in as a Safety, maybe Viper

        Although I do have some concerns abut the ability to stay in the game from a 195 lb. kid running around the line of scrimmage like a banshee, seeking to pound anything that moves. I think I might be coaching the kid to get there as fast as possible and then maybe exercise some discretion. The time and place for everything kind of conversation.

  3. Comments: 5
    Joined: 6/18/2020
    speed in space
    Jun 18, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Ahaha, that hair. I used to have a haircut like that; it felt so good when I finally cut it off.

    Khaleke Hudson is an apt comparison for this kid. If he hits the weight room like Khaleke, he could be a menace.

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