Name: Greg Robinson
Weight: 306 lbs.
High school: Hudson (OH) Hudson
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: Fifth year senior
Jersey number: #79
Last year: I ranked Robinson #73 and said he would be a backup offensive tackle (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating: N/A
Robinson – like everyone on the roster – got some playing time in the blowout of Rutgers last year. That was the first game action of his career.
This year chances of his getting much time are probably pretty slim, despite the fact that Michigan lost four starters on the offensive line. I do think Robinson has a decent amount of talent for a walk-on lineman, but Michigan’s recruiting has been good enough that they probably don’t need Robinson to be in the rotation. He could work in on the field goal protection unit or to prevent a true freshman from burning his redshirt.
Prediction: Backup offensive tackle
Name: Aaron Lewis, Jr.
Weight: 235 lbs.
High school: Williamstown (NJ) Williamstown
Position: Defensive end
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Lewis was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 67 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, and 3 pass breakups.
TTB Rating: 86
Lewis is not a particularly heralded recruit (3-star, #17 SDE, #463 overall) despite having an offer list rife with teams that have produced quality defensive linemen, namely Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State. He has enticing length and agility.
Unfortunately for now, that length is paired with inadequate all-around size. He’s listed at 235 pounds and looks very skinny on the football field. Added weight is a necessity for him to get on the field. At the very least, I think Lewis needs to be 255-260 pounds before he plays significant time. I think he can pretty good down the line if he sticks around long enough to allow it to happen.
Hit the jump for his senior highlights.read more
Name: William Mohan
Weight: 195 lbs.
High school: Brooklyn (NY) Erasmus Hall
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Mohan was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 56 tackles and 13 sacks.
TTB Rating: 88
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.
Hit the jump for Mohan’s senior film.read more
Name: Osman Savage
Weight: 225 lbs.
High school: Baltimore (MD) St. Frances
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Savage was a senior in high school (LINK).
TTB Rating: 83
“Savage” is a great name for a football player, and Osman seemed to grow into that name more as a senior. While his physicality did not stand out to me as a junior, I believe he improved in that area during his final year of high school. St. Frances doesn’t seem to be too keen on “stats” and that kind of thing, so his numbers are a mystery.
Being a backup inside linebacker at Michigan is an exercise in anonymity, so I don’t expect much from him this year. Cam McGrone and Josh Ross seem to have the two inside ‘backer positions locked down, and with Jordan Glasgow and Devin Gil gone to the Indianapolis Colts and the UCF, respectively, there is traditionally only one guy who is going to get significant snaps in a backup role. Murmurings out of Ann Arbor indicate that guy will be redshirt freshman Charles Thomas, so I expect to see Savage redshirt or just play a bit role in 2020.
Hit the jump for some senior highlights.read more