Name: Nolan Knight
Weight: 205 lbs.
High school: Northville (MI) Northville
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #32
Last year: I did not rank Knight. He did not play.
TTB Rating: N/A
Knight is the son of a former Michigan walk-on quarterback (Dave Knight, 1986-1989). The younger Knight’s Hudl profile in high school listed him at 6’4″ and 195 lbs., and so far at Michigan, all he’s done is get shorter by two inches and put on ten pounds. Going into year three in the program, being a 6’2″, 205 lb. linebacker doesn’t signal impending greatness.
On the other hand, linebackers are typically pretty valuable on special teams, and Knight could find himself playing on the punt coverage team or the kickoff return team. I think chances are slim that he sees the field much, if at all, but he plays a position that has a lot of versatility.
Prediction: Backup linebacker, special teamer