|Dan Liesman (image via Twitter)|
Name: Dan Liesman
Weight: 233 lbs.
High school: Lansing (MI) Catholic
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #66
Last year: I did not rank Liesman. He did not see any game action.
Walk-on linebacker Dan Liesman did not play at all last year and has spent the last three season as a scout team player. That didn’t stop the new coaching staff from starting him in this year’s spring game, though. The intrasquad scrimmage might not portend the future exactly, and some players were unavailable due to injury, but the fact that Liesman played almost the entire time at inside linebacker indicates there’s at least something the coaches like about him. Based on what I saw, I do not think he will crack the rotation at all. But he is a guy that the coaches might want to reward with some mop-up duty or special teams play.
Prediction: Backup linebacker, special teamer