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3May 2022
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2022 Season Countdown: #115 Josh Beetham

Josh Beetham (image via Twitter)

Name: Josh Beetham
Height:
6’5″
Weight:
239 lbs.
High school:
Yorkville (IL) Yorkville
Position:
Tight end
Class:
Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number:
#37
Last year:
I did not rank Beetham. He played in one game.
TTB Rating:
N/A

And now we get to the class of 2020 quarterback that everyone thought would turn into a tight end: Dan Villa- . . . Josh Beetham! Yes, Beetham graduated in the class of 2020 but did not join Michigan’s football team as a walk-on until 2021. He was a 6’5″, 220 lb. pocket QB in high school, which naturally seems to lend itself to a transition to tight end. (Full disclosure: Beetham originally committed to Illinois as a preferred walk-on in 2020, but then ended up in Ann Arbor a year later.)

I might be underrating Beetham here, because he joined Michigan’s team in 2021 and played against Northern Illinois. That’s pretty impressive to play as a walk-on in your first season. However, Michigan has such depth at tight end that I have a hard time seeing him move up the ranks too much, especially when another walk-on (Carter Selzer) is already seeing a fair number of snaps. Perhaps Beetham will be the Carter Selzer of 2023, but for now, I think Beetham is probably going to stay off the radar most of the time.

Prediction: Backup tight end

1Mar 2022
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How Does the 2022 Class Match Up with Michigan’s All-Time Recruits?

Is Mason Graham the next Maurice Hurst, Jr.? (image via Twitter)

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As much as we like to get excited about every single Michigan recruit, it’s important to keep perspective and realize that not every one of these players will be destined for stardom. This exercise can give us a range of what to expect from some of these players, even though star rankings can be very wrong.

Will Johnson – CB – Grosse Pointe (MI) South
2022 ranking: #14
Historical ranking: tied for #9 all-time at Michigan
Tied with: S Daxton Hill (2019) and DE LaMarr Woodley (2003)
Closest positional comparisons: Jabrill Peppers (#3 in 2014) and Donovan Warren (#27 in 2007)

Derrick Moore – DE – Baltimore (MD) St. Francis
2022 ranking: #49
Historical ranking: tied for #37 all-time at Michigan
Tied with: OG Kyle Kalis (2012) and RB Ty Isaac (2013)
Closest positional comparisons: Pierre Woods (#43 in 2001) and Luiji Vilain (#56 in 2017)

Keon Sabb – S – Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
2022 ranking: #84
Historical ranking: #64 all-time at Michigan
Flanked by: OT Cory Zirbel (#83 in 2005) and #87 Kyle Bosch (2013)
Closest positional comparisons: Michael Williams (#72 in 2007) and Demar Dorsey (#87 in 2010)

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