Class of 2014: By the Numbers

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Class of 2014: By the Numbers

Jabrill Peppers

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I recently did a summary of the 2015 class that was an interesting look back at their five years on campus (LINK). The class of 2014 was Brady Hoke’s final complete class before he was fired, so here’s a look at how that group fared over five years. Michigan landed 17 players in the pack, which ranked 20th in the country according to the 247 Composite.

Hit the jump for the rundown.

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11Sep 2019
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

Tom Brady (image via Sports Illustrated)

The 42-year-old New England Patriots quarterback completed 24/36 (66.7%) of his passes for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 33-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Devin Bush, Jr., LB (Pittsburgh Steelers): Bush made 11 tackles in a 33-3 loss to the Patriots.
  • Frank Clark, DE (Kansas City Chiefs): The former Seattle Seahawk made 1 tackle and returned an interception 5 yards in his first game with his new team, a 40-26 win over Jacksonville.
  • Devin Funchess, WR (Indianapolis Colts): Funchess made 3 catches for 32 yards in a 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but he also broke his clavicle, which could sideline him for the remainder of the year.
  • Brandon Graham, DE (Philadelphia Eagles): Graham made 2 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 32-27 win over the Washington Redskins.
  • Maurice Hurst, Jr., DT (Oakland Raiders): Hurst started and made 2 tackles in a 24-16 win over the Denver Broncos.
  • Jourdan Lewis, CB (Dallas Cowboys): Lewis made 2 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 35-17 win over the New York Giants.
  • Bryan Mone, DT (Seattle Seahawks): Mone made 2 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 21-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Jabrill Peppers, S (New York Giants): Peppers made 7 tackles and 2 punt returns for 7 yards in a 35-17 loss to the Cowboys.
  • Jarrod Wilson, S (Jacksonville Jaguars): Wilson made 5 tackles in a 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Chase Winovich, OLB (New England Patriots): Winovich made 1 tackle in the 33-3 win over the Steelers.
25Apr 2019
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2019 NFL Draft Preview: Michigan

Devin Bush, Jr. and Devin White are battling to become the first LB off the board (image via Broncos Wire)

This is one of the most exciting NFL Draft seasons for Michigan fans in years, probably even surpassing the 2017 draft when Taco Charlton was taken in the first round, Jourdan Lewis seemed like a borderline first rounder, and several others were drafted. A couple players are expected to go in the first round, and another player is considered to be one of the top few players at his position.

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29Jul 2018
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2018 Season Countdown: #30 Bryan Mone

Bryan Mone (image via Michigan Journal)

Name: Bryan Mone
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 325 lbs.
High school: Salt Lake City (UT) Highland
Position: Nose tackle
Class: Fifth year senior
Jersey number: #90
Last year: I ranked Mone #5A and said he would be the starting nose tackle with 20 tackles and 1 sack (LINK). He started six games and made 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 pass breakup.
TTB Rating: 88

This sounds harsh, but based on Mone’s recruiting profile and the coaching available to him, he has been a bit of a disappointment at Michigan. He lost a season to a broken leg, but between the 2014, 2016, and 2017 seasons, he has made just 30 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 0 sacks during his Michigan career. I have long maintained that he bulked up too much, and he’s listed at 325 lbs. (last year he was 330). Mone is massive and holds up well at the point of attack, but he lost some quickness when he added weight, and now he’s strictly a space eater. He probably played his best game against Ohio State at the end of the 2017 season, so maybe that shows he’s rounding into form.

It’s hard to know what to expect in 2018. The starting nose tackle spot has been vacated by Maurice Hurst, Jr., and a bunch of insiders keep insisting that Michael Dwumfour is a reincarnation of Hurst. The word coming from those people is that Dwumfour and Auburey Solomon will be the starters, while Mone looks like a backup. Mone is a starter-quality player, somewhat like Quinton Washington several years ago, but he’s never going to be Hurst. Michigan probably has one of the top five defensive lines in the country with the talent at all four spots and then the depth on the interior. I’m not expecting a leap from Mone in his fifth year, but I think he should get some more snaps this season with Mone, Dwumfour, and Solomon making a nice trio on the interior.

Prediction: Backup nose tackle

11Dec 2017
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Who might not return on defense in 2018?

Bryan Mone and Chase Winovich (image via iSportsWeb)

I addressed potential offensive attrition last week (LINK), and here’s the defensive edition. As I mentioned in that previous post, this is about the depth chart and opportunity for playing time; these posts are not about rumors or talent judgments.

DEFENSIVE LINE: First of all, it’s important to note that there are few places in the country where defensive linemen get better coaching than Michigan. If you want to be good and have the ability, Michigan gives you as good of a chance as anyone. It’s not like Alabama or Clemson, where elite recruits simply continue to be elite. It’s a place where walk-ons (Ryan Glasgow) and lowly 3-stars (Frank Clark, Maurice Hurst) can be turned into high draft picks. But if you’re not on their level, you won’t get on the field. In that regard, there are a few guys who are buried on the depth chart. One is defensive end Reuben Jones (RS Jr.), who has been passed by younger guys, and another is Ron Johnson (RS So.), who has bounced between defensive end and defensive tackle. Both are finding it difficult to find the field. Meanwhile, interior players Lawrence Marshall (RS Sr.) and Bryan Mone (RS Sr.) have both been passed by younger guys, most notably Aubrey Solomon, a 2017 signee. Michigan rotates defensive linemen quite a bit, so there’s playing time available for both, but becoming a starter would be a tall order. Most importantly of all, there’s a chance that Chase Winovich (RS Sr.) might enter the NFL Draft.

Hit the jump for a discussion of the linebackers and defensive backs.

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