2023 Season Countdown: #72 Andrew Gentry

2023 Season Countdown: #72 Andrew Gentry

July 19, 2023
Andrew Gentry (#75, image via Twitter)

Name: Andrew Gentry
312 lbs.
High school: 
Littleton (CO) Columbine
Offensive line
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I did not rank Gentry. He played in three games.
TTB Rating:

Gentry was a late addition to Michigan’s unit in 2022, and as a result, I completely overlooked putting him in the 2022 countdown. So he was not placed last year, which didn’t matter much because he played in just three games after completing his two-year Mormon mission. Nobody expected him to play a ton after taking two years off from football. He was still very rusty and played in just two games on offense, one at right guard and one at right tackle.

Going into the 2023 season, I have seen some positive buzz coming out of practices but I’m still not sold on him being ready. There’s still some rust to be knocked off from what I saw in the spring game, and there’s hefty competition on the offensive line. I think Gentry is at least one year away from being a starting-caliber player, whether it’s at guard or tackle. The speed of the game is still a little surprising to him, and he was getting caught flat-footed by aggressive defensive linemen. Perhaps after several linemen depart, he’ll be ready to go in 2024. For now I think he will carve out a role on the field goal/extra point protection unit.

Prediction: Backup offensive lineman and special teamer

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