Ranking Michigan’s Wide Receivers

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24Aug 2020
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Ranking Michigan’s Wide Receivers

David Terrell (image via Michigan Football History)

Previously, I ranked the Michigan quarterbacks (LINK) and running backs (LINK) from the beginning of the Lloyd Carr era onward. That corresponds with the time that I have paid close attention to Michigan football.

Now we will take a look at the receivers. Because I don’t have an endless amount of time, I have to trim this down to guys who started at least twelve games in a Michigan uniform, which represents roughly one full season as a starter. The lone exception here is Devin Gardner, who started a bunch of games, but mostly at quarterback.

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25Mar 2020
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Nightly Roundup: March 24, 2020

Drew Henson

Former Michigan QB Drew Henson is going into the state’s Baseball Hall of Fame (LINK).

NFL moves:

  • Former Colts (and Michigan) WR Devin Funchess is signing with the Packers.
  • Former Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett is signing with the Seahawks.
  • Former Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is signing with the Jaguars.
  • The Panthers released QB Cam Newton.
  • Former XFL QB Jordan Ta’amu is signing with the Chiefs.
  • Former XFL QB P.J. Walker is signing with the Panthers.

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9Jan 2020
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Nightly Roundup: January 9, 2019

A couple players announced plans to transfer: DB Jaylen Kelly-Powell (LINK) and RB Tru Wilson (LINK). I don’t think either departure will really affect Michigan on the field.

Despite expectations to the contrary, 2020 cornerback signee Darion Green-Warren is not enrolled this semester. He did sign his National Letter of Intent to Michigan, but supposedly his high school/graduation paperwork was not processed on time. Now he’s expected to arrive in April. I was just pumping up E.J. Holland of The Wolverine the other day, and E.J. says Green-Warren should be able to participate in spring ball when he arrives . . . which I don’t understand at all. Back in my days at Michigan, the winter semester didn’t wrap until mid-April, and Michigan’s spring game is usually done by then. (LINK$)

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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.


  • 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.
3Jun 2019
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Review of 2012 TTB Ratings

Jeremy Clark

I did a review of my TTB Ratings from 2011 here (LINK), but it’s been a while, so it’s long past time for a look at the 2012 class.

Keep in mind that the ratings (fully explained here) are intended to project how players will fare at Michigan and, to a certain extent, in the NFL Draft. I do not take into account how players will do once they get to the NFL or how they will pan out if they transfer to other programs. I will give myself a grade of 1-5 like a 5-point grading scale (5 is best, 1 is worst) for each player; I reserve the right to give myself an incomplete if the guy never made it to his first season. I’ll work down the list from highest to lowest with a brief career recap for each player:

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