All-Harbaugh Team: Defense and Special Teams

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10Aug 2020
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All-Harbaugh Team: Defense and Special Teams

Jabrill Peppers

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Last Monday I posted the top performers under Jim Harbaugh on Michigan’s offense (LINK).

DEFENSIVE END: 2016 Taco Charlton
Charlton’s performance in 2016 is underrated by some, even though it resulted in the highest sack total since Brandon Graham matched it with 10.0 in 2008. Charlton finished the season with 43 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 2 pass breakups, and 8 quarterback hurries. He was taken in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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29Jul 2020
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Review of 2013 TTB Ratings

Ben Gedeon (image via MGoBlue)

I’ll just cut right to the chase and say that I did not do a good job with rating the class of 2013. A bunch of good recruits bombed, and in their absence, a bunch of so-so recruits starred. In some ways, it’s not that I whiffed on everyone. It’s that it was a huge boom-or-bust 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 even got a chance to get on the field. I’ll work down the list from highest to lowest with a brief career recap for each player:

100

None

90-99

95: Derrick Green – RB – Richmond (VA) Hermitage
Green ran for just 898 yards and 7 touchdowns on 4.2 yards per carry during three years at Michigan. It didn’t help that his first two years were spent behind a Darrell Funk-coached offensive line, but he fell behind De’Veon Smith, transferred to TCU, and didn’t do anything there, either.
Prediction accuracy: 1. Big oops.

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31Dec 2019
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Michigan’s All-Decade Team: 2010-2019

Taylor Lewan

There are probably some controversial choices here – starting with the quarterback choice – but if I were putting together an all-star squad from the 2010-2019 seasons, here’s who I would want on my team.

QUARTERBACK: Jake Rudock
RUNNING BACK: Fitzgerald Toussaint
FULLBACK/H-BACK: Khalid Hill
WIDE RECEIVER: Jeremy Gallon
WIDE RECEIVER: Junior Hemingway
TIGHT END: Jake Butt
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Taylor Lewan
OFFENSIVE GUARD: Ben Bredeson
CENTER: David Molk
OFFENSIVE GUARD: Patrick Omameh
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Mason Cole
OFFENSIVE ALL-PURPOSE: Denard Robinson

DEFENSIVE END: Chase Winovich
DEFENSIVE END: Taco Charlton
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Maurice Hurst, Jr.
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Mike Martin
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Jake Ryan
INSIDE LINEBACKER: Devin Bush, Jr.
INSIDE LINEBACKER: Ben Gedeon
CORNERBACK: Jourdan Lewis
CORNERBACK: David Long
SAFETY: Jarrod Wilson
SAFETY: Dymonte Thomas
NICKEL: Jabrill Peppers
DEFENSIVE ALL-PURPOSE: Jordan Kovacs

PUNTER: Will Hart
KICKER: Kenny Allen
PUNT RETURNER: Donovan Peoples-Jones
KICKOFF RETURNER: Giles Jackson

21Nov 2019
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Frank Clark

Frank Clark

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark is a pretty fun player to watch if you like pass rushers. On Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers, he made 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass breakup, and 5 quarterback hurries, one of which resulted in an interception.

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14Nov 2019
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Chris Wormley

Chris Wormley (image via Baltimore Beatdown)

Former Michigan defensive tackle Chris Wormley doesn’t get mentioned in this space very often, but he had one of his best career games on Sunday with 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 49-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Wormley and the Bengals are now 7-2.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Devin Bush, Jr., LB (Pittsburgh Steelers): Bush made 3 tackles in a 17-12 win over the St. Louis Rams.
  • Frank Clark, DE (Kansas City Chiefs): Clark made 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 35-32 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
  • Mason Cole, OL (Arizona Cardinals): Cole started at right tackle in a 30-27 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cole has now started at left guard, center, and right tackle in his career.
  • Maurice Hurst, Jr., DT (Oakland Raiders): Hurst made 2 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • Jabrill Peppers, S (New York Giants): Peppers made 6 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 34-27 loss to the New York Jets.

MISCELLANEY