Name: Max Bredeson
Weight: 222 lbs.
High school: Hartland (WI) Arrowhead
Position: Tight end
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #82
Last year: I ranked Bredeson #127 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating: N/A
Bredeson is the younger brother of former Michigan offensive guard Ben Bredeson, who was a 4th round draft pick of the Ravens and is now with the Giants. Max came to Michigan as a preferred walk-on, and to get on the field as a true freshman walk-on – even though it was in a blowout against Northern Illinois – is a pretty cool feat.
Max caught a couple passes in the spring game, and he looks like a decent athlete. The tough part for him is that Michigan has a bunch of quality tight ends, including three seniors (Erick All, Joel Honigford, Luke Schoonmaker) who are going to get a ton of reps. Perhaps the roster will shake out over the next couple years where Bredeson might get more of an opportunity, for right now, he will probably have to just accept the leftover snaps in blowouts.
Prediction: Backup tight end