2021 Season Countdown: #55 Andre Seldon, Jr.

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18Jul 2021
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2021 Season Countdown: #55 Andre Seldon, Jr.

Andre Seldon

Name: Andre Seldon, Jr.
Height:
5’8″
Weight:
172 lbs.
High school:
Belleville (MI) Belleville
Position:
Cornerback
Class:
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number:
#0
Last year:
I ranked Seldon #32 and said he would start at nickel corner (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating:
83

Seldon was an Under Armour All-American and seemed destined for early playing time in a Michigan uniform, especially for a team lacking corners.

Then 2020 rolled around, and he almost never played.

That can be partially explained by the fact that Seldon suffered an injury, but he supposedly got healthy partway through the season and still was kept off the field.

I still think Seldon could be an excellent nickel corner because of his quickness, man coverage, and willingness to come up and stop the run, despite his diminutive stature. It remains to be seen how this staff will use a player in that mold. Talk is that safety Daxton Hill could move to the nickel spot when that position is necessary, but I would think that would be dependent on who’s available to play in the slot.

If the extra safety is better, move Hill to nickel. If the extra corner is better, keep Hill at safety.

I don’t know how much Seldon will play in 2021, but I do think he’s one of the top five most talented defensive backs.

Prediction: Backup cornerback

9Nov 2020
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Michigan vs. Indiana Awards

Remember this?

Let’s see more of this guy on offense . . . Jalen Mayfield. Naturally, because it’s 2020 and everything sucks, Michigan had one returning starter on the offensive line and that lone returning starter was the first lineman to get hurt. Mayfield missed the Indiana game, and so did left tackle Ryan Hayes. I said in the lead-up to the game that I thought Michigan would lose the game if Mayfield didn’t play. The Wolverines had 18 rushing attempts for 13 yards (0.7 yards/carry) and the Hoosiers had 3 sacks.

Hit the jump for more.

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15Aug 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #32 Andre Seldon, Jr.

Andre Seldon, Jr. (image via MLive)

Name: Andre Seldon, Jr.
Height:
5’8″
Weight:
172 lbs.
High school:
Belleville (MI) Belleville
Position:
Cornerback
Class:
Freshman
Jersey number:
#0
Last year:
Seldon was a senior in high school (LINK). He made 27 tackles, 6 interceptions (1 touchdown), 3 pass breakups, and 4 punt return touchdowns.
TTB Rating:
83

Seldon was perhaps Michigan’s most solid commit in the 2020 class and maybe its most prized, too. (This happened despite some friction between Belleville and Michigan.) He finished the cycle as a 4-star, the #11 cornerback, and #161 overall, and he was selected to the Under Armour All-American Bowl.

I didn’t give Seldon a TTB Rating when he committed because it was too early, but I really like him as a player. His upside is limited because of a lack of height, but he can still be a successful college player. With Donovan Peoples-Jones having graduated, I would want Seldon to return punts because he has such good acceleration and change-of-direction skills. On top of that, he will likely be Michigan’s slot corner from his freshman season onward. He’s feisty, tough, and fast with good ball skills.

Prediction: Starting nickel corner

Hit the jump for his senior highlights.

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15Jul 2020
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2020 Recruiting Awards

Braiden McGregor (image via MGoBlue)

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You can take a look back at the awards for the 2019 class if you want (LINK).

Best Overall Recruit: DE Braiden McGregor
McGregor lost a little bit of steam in the recruiting world when his senior season ended in a fizzle after a knee injury. That doesn’t put a damper on my excitement for him, though. Michigan does a good job of developing defensive talent – particularly defensive ends – and I expect that to continue with McGregor.

Hit the jump for the rest of the awards.

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