2022 Season Countdown: #103 Mica Gelb
Name: Mica Gelb
Weight: 292 lbs.
High school: Washington (DC) Woodrow Wilson
Position: Offensive guard
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #50
Last year: I ranked Gelb #105 and said he would be a backup offensive guard (LINK). He played in one game.
TTB Rating: N/A
Gelb is a walk-on lineman who spent his first two seasons mired on the bench before getting rewarded in 2021 with an appearance against Northern Illinois. With Michigan’s depth on the offensive line – and the requirement for developmental time – there typically isn’t much opportunity for walk-ons to play unless they’re starter-quality players, such as Andrew Vastardis. While different packages can bring in tight ends or offensive lineman, and while walk-on defensive backs or receivers can play a lot of special teams, a guy like Gelb won’t get much of a shot to get on the field on game days. But when it comes to practice time, someone like Gelb can be valuable on the scout team and keep some scholarship guys fresh.
Prediction: Backup offensive guard