Name: Dominick Giudice
Weight: 275 lbs.
High school: Freehold (NJ) Mater Dei
Position: Defensive tackle
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #56
Last year: I ranked Giudice #122 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He played in two games.
TTB Rating: 58
Giudice has already exceeded my expectations in a way. Last year I did not expect him to see the field, and he did. Of course, the way Michigan was playing, a ton of players saw the field in blowouts. But still, Giudice could have remained on the bench all year long, and he played against Northern Illinois and Northwestern.
Coming into his second year on campus, it seems once again that Giudice will be languishing on the sideline most of the time. Along with a couple solid returning players, some of Giudice’s classmates – Rayshaun Benny and George Rooks – have earned practice buzz from the spring. Add in a monster freshman nose tackle in Kenneth Grant and an early enrollee with some buzz in Mason Graham, and it’s an uphill climb for Giudice to earn playing time. I do not expect him to factor much into the rotation in 2022.
Prediction: Backup defensive tackle