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I know it’s a little bit late in the game, but back in the spring, I didn’t have time to review all the senior film for Michigan’s 2019 signees and give them updated TTB Ratings. I did that during the 2019 Season Countdown, so here are the final TTB Ratings for the class of 2019.
S Daxton Hill: 100
He’s the best safety in the class, though it’s an unimpressive safety class overall.
RB Zach Charbonnet:
As long as he can get/stay healthy, Charbonnet has the potential to be a high draft pick in the future.
DT Chris Hinton, Jr.: 90
He should be an early contributor with high long-term upside.
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OT Trente Jones: 88
I like the way he moves. He just needs time in the weight room.
CB Jalen Perry: 88
Michigan has done a great job developing cornerbacks over the past several years.
WR Cornelius Johnson:
Johnson is an outstanding route runner with great body control.
OG/C Nolan Rumler: 87
If he’s allowed to be a powerful inside guy, then he should be okay – and he should mesh well with Ben Herbert.
OG Karsen Barnhart:
I like Barnhart’s athleticism, whether he ends up at tackle or guard.
DT Mazi Smith: 86
Smith should play early and often as a space-eater – and maybe more – up the middle.
DE David Ojabo:
Ojabo is an outstanding athlete, and that should pay off, even if it takes a few years to learn the game.
WR Mike Sainristil:
His combination of speed, quickness, and strength should bode well.
LB Anthony Solomon: 84
He moves like a safety, so he should be a good chess piece to use.
OG Zach Carpenter:
I don’t like Carpenter as much as Rumler, but there’s a prime opportunity at guard with both Ben Bredeson and Mike Onwenu graduating after this year. Hopefully that will kick-start some of these guys into preparing like starters.
CB D.J. Turner II:
I think Turner is more likely to impress early, while Perry has higher upside long-term.
LB Joey Velazquez: 82
Velazquez has an interesting future. His upside as a baseball player is significant enough that maybe this 82 rating never comes to fruition, because he might just stick with stickball.
OT Trevor Keegan: 81
I’m on the record as saying that I like athletic linemen more than guys who are just flat-out big coming out of high school. That is especially true the further you get away from center.
DT Mike Morris: 81
If Morris’s technique can catch up to his athleticism, he should be a good player down the road.
S Quinten Johnson: 79
Johnson has the upside to be a safety (or Viper) who’s just fine in Michigan’s defense.
WR Giles Jackson: 76
Jackson is a boom-or-bust guy to me. There’s no question about his speed and quickness; there are questions about his ability to catch the ball consistently.
TE Erick All: 75
Size is a question mark for All. Is he going to be a jumbo wide receiver, or will he bulk up to play an actual tight end spot?
OG Jack Stewart: 74
I actually think Stewart has much higher upside than this, but let’s be honest: not all six linemen in this class are going to have great careers at Michigan. Some will start relatively early (by 2020, probably), and others are going to have to marinate for a while.
DE Gabe Newburg: 72
Newburg is a high-motor guy who might be a while away from really contributing.
LB Charles Thomas: 69
Another boom-or-bust guy, it’s going to come down to speed for him. He can blow people up when he arrives, but can he get sideline to sideline in order to arrive?
QB Cade McNamara: 65
McNamara is a decent all-around QB, but there’s no one single trait that stands out. He’s not particularly big, fast, or strong-armed, nor is he necessarily a quick decision maker.
WR Quintel Kent:
I upgraded Kent’s TTB Rating, but his career seems to be in jeopardy due to health issues.
WR George Johnson III:
Johnson is another guy transitioning to the wide receiver position (from quarterback, mostly). I like former quarterbacks, but there’s a lot of talent to compete with for playing time.
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