Ex-Wolverine Player Updates: Spring 2021

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5Apr 2021
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Ex-Wolverine Player Updates: Spring 2021

Zach Charbonnet (image via MLive)

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Jordan Anthony, LB (transfer portal): Anthony has been in the transfer portal for over a year. He last played for Michigan in 2019.

Tarik Black, WR (Texas): Black caught 10 passes for 240 yards and 1 touchdown in 2020. He is returning to Texas for his fifth year of college eligibility.

Zach Carpenter, C (Indiana): Carpenter is listed as a 6’5″, 320 lb. lineman for Indiana. He transferred immediately after the 2020 season.

Zach Charbonnet, RB (UCLA): Charbonnet ran 19 times for 124 yards and 1 touchdown for Michigan in 2020 and signed with the Bruins as a transfer.

Kekoa Crawford, WR (Cal): Crawford is listed as a 6’1″, 195 lb. sixth-year senior for the Golden Bears. He caught 19 passes for 232 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2020.

Devin Gil, LB (South Florida): Gil opted out of the 2020 season and is transferring, though a destination has not yet been announced.

Ja’Raymond Hall, OT (CMU): Hall is retired after having some injury issues.

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8Dec 2020
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Ex-Wolverine Updates: Week 13

Brandon Peters (image via Fighting Illini Athletics)

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WR Tarik Black (Texas): Black did not play in a 69-31 win over Kansas State.

WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Crawford had 2 catches for 21 yards in a 21-17 win over Oregon.

DT Michael Dwumfour (Rutgers): Dwumfour made 5 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and 0.5 sacks in a 23-7 loss to Penn State.

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7Sep 2020
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Ex-Wolverine Players: 2020 Pre-Season

Jaylen Kelly-Powell

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I always like to keep up with former Michigan players, commits, and coaches. As we go into this crazy 2020 season (or not), here’s a look at where things stand for every Michigan player who has transferred elsewhere. If you want a recap of how their 2019 seasons went, check out this post (LINK).

LB Jordan Anthony: Anthony entered the transfer portal and graduated from Michigan over the summer, but it does not appear that he has picked a landing spot yet.

WR Tarik Black (Texas): In his first season after leaving Ann Arbor, Black is projected to be a backup Z receiver for the Longhorns.

S Brian Cole II: Cole, who was drafted in the 7th round out of Mississippi State, was recently waived by the Vikings.

WR Kekoa Crawford (Cal): Crawford was expected to be a starting receiver for Cal this year, but the Pac-12 canceled/postponed its season.

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6May 2020
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The Fence the Mitten Project: Defensive Backs

Lavert Hill (image via Wolverines Wire)

I took a few days off from posting about this project, but it’s time to get back to it. So what would Michigan’s roster and recruiting look like if they signed the top 25 in-state prospects each year? Here’s the answer.

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9Jan 2020
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Jaylen Kelly-Powell, Ex-Wolverine

You should have kept the dreads!

Rising redshirt junior Jaylen Kelly-Powell has chosen to exit the Wolverines’ program by entering his name in the transfer portal. Kelly-Powell is listed as a 6’0″, 180 lb. defensive back. He has played in twenty career games with 7 tackles to show for it.

Here’s what I said about Kelly-Powell when he committed to the Wolverines (LINK):

Overall, I like Kelly-Powell as a safety but don’t see him being a star. He’s not athletic enough to be a standout, but he can play nickel corner or strong safety. He’s not a guy you want playing in a ton of space, but he can blitz, stop the run, and cover. I think he’s somewhat similar to current Michigan sophomore Tyree Kinnel.

I gave him a final TTB Rating of 77 (LINK).

Kelly-Powell disappeared for long stretches of his career at Michigan, and there was virtually no buzz about him coming out of practice. He bounced between corner, safety, and nickel, and it’s rare that a player who bounces around becomes a viable option at any of those spots. When I watched Kelly-Powell on the field at Michigan, he just didn’t have any juice. He was a step slow, and he’s still listed at 180 lbs. after his third year of college.

This does not really affect the defensive back depth chart because Kelly-Powell was not much of a factor. Michigan is now down to 86 players slated to be on scholarship in 2020 (LINK). That number may drop down below 85 before Michigan accepts some transfer options as they continue to look to shore up some of their weakness on the offensive and defensive lines, in particular.