The East-West Shrine Game took place yesterday, and several Michigan players participated. A brief take on the Wolverines:
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- DE Mike Danna: Danna earned quite a bit of praise. He’s not a standout athlete, but he was holding his ground and getting in position to make plays. He did a nice job maintaining his contain responsibilities.
- LB/S Jordan Glasgow: Glasgow was playing a hybrid box safety position. I know the gritty/hardworking thing gets used a lot, but there’s no getting around it with Glasgow. He was hustling his tail off, chasing plays down from the backside and showing good tackling form. He got called for a really lame defensive holding penalty that was just some excellent man coverage.
- CB Lavert Hill: Hill was attacked a little bit in zone coverage, and he was slow to come up and support the run. His performance was probably the worst of the bunch, in my opinion. I’ve seen talk that he’s physical and should be a nickel corner at the next level, but Hill has never looked like a physical corner to me. I have no idea where that opinion started.
- OG Michael Onwenu: There were times when Onwenu was dominant in pass protection, and he also obliterated a linebacker, driving him about 7 yards downfield on a touchdown run. He’s just so much stronger than opponents. I still don’t like how he gets lazy with his feet at times, and he just opens up rather than keeping his shoulders square.
- OG Jon Runyan, Jr.: Despite being listed as a tackle, Runyan played much of the game at left guard. He struggled with his footwork, which could be expected. He was giving up ground and opening up, which is fine at tackle but not at guard. I also think he’s going to get overpowered if he stays at guard in the NFL.
This tweet seems relevant to this blog:
It's almost impossible to find college career sack numbers for all pre-2000 draftees, but since 2000, only ONE true edge defender has been drafted in the first round with less than 10 college sacks: Ziggy Ansah.— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) January 19, 2020
2 if you count Rashan Gary as a true edge https://t.co/r1j0cB4kKm
Jordan Poole had a career night:
247 Sports writer Brian Dohn put in a crystal ball for Michael Dwumfour to transfer to Rutgers.
Former Georgia safety (and Michigan commit) is headed to Ole Miss to play for Chris Partridge…who is also the guy who got him to commit to Michigan:
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