2024 Season Countdown: #121 Jack MacKinnon

2024 Season Countdown: #121 Jack MacKinnon

April 17, 2024
Jack MacKinnon

Name: Jack MacKinnon
244 lbs.
High school: 
Sarasota (FL) Cardinal Moooney
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I did not rank MacKinnon. He redshirted.
TTB Rating: 

MacKinnon was a preferred walk-on in the class of 2023. A high school defensive end (he had 58 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks as a senior in 2022), he was originally committed to play baseball at USF. But according to this article (LINK), Jack Harbaugh saw him play football and recommended him to the Michigan coaching staff as a PWO.

I like MacKinnon’s high school film, but he’s now listed as a linebacker. Can he be a true linebacker at 6’4″ and 244 pounds? Or would he potentially be better off trying to grow into a stand-up edge player like Jaylen Harrell? Either way, he’s unlikely to play this early in his career at Michigan. I could potentially see him playing in Ann Arbor down the road, but he also seems like a prime candidate to transfer at some point for a clearer path to playing time. Regardless, he’s on Michigan’s roster for now and should be a solid scout team player for the time being.

Prediction: Backup linebacker

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