It’s been a while since James Hall played, but he was underrated and had a decent NFL career. His performance against Washington State during the national championship season was stellar when he sacked future 1st round pick Ryan Leaf 5.5 times.
Name: Kraig Correll Height: 6’4″ Weight: 296 lbs. High school: Easton (PA) Blair Academy Position: Center Class: Redshirt sophomore Jersey number: #54 Last year: I ranked Correll #105 and said he would be a backup center (LINK). He did not see any game action. TTB Rating: N/A
As Correll enters his third year on campus, he finds himself battling to stay relevant as a backup interior lineman. One obstacle jumped out of the way when fellow walk-on Jess Speight moved over to defensive tackle in the middle of last season, but more remain: redshirt freshman Zach Carpenter, fifth year senior Andrew Vastardis, and others.
I do not expect Correll to contribute this season, but he had solid high school film and looks like a guy who should at least be able to offer a look on the scout team. With some decent fellow walk-ons and a good number of scholarship guys, Correll looks like a depth guy moving forward.
Much has been made of the 2020 quarterback battle between Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton. I did a post analyzing McCaffrey (LINK) and plan to do more, but in an effort to handicap the race, I wondered how many Michigan quarterbacks have taken over the starting job after being the #3 (or lower) in the previous season, or ever.