Poll results: Who will lead Michigan in rushing for 2016?

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4Aug 2016
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Poll results: What is your favorite Michigan blog?

(image via, yes, MGoBlog)

A couple weeks ago, I posted this question as a poll: Which Michigan football blog is your favorite?

I admit that the results might be a wee bit skewed, since I posted this poll on my very own blog. After all, anyone visiting this site must at least be willing to give me a little bit of traffic, if not spend a considerable amount of time here. But since no neutral site is going to post such a niche poll, here was as good as anywhere. Hit the jump for the results.

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14Jul 2016
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Poll results: Which Michigan pay site is your favorite?

Michigan football head coach Brady Hoke, left, talks with WTKA host Sam Webb on the radio at the M-Den during the WTKA Mott Takeover fundraising event. Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com

Sam Webb (right) with Brady Hoke (image via AnnArbor.com)

Several weeks ago, I posed this question in a poll on the sidebar: Which Michigan pay site is your favorite?

When I went to collect the votes in the poll yesterday¬†morning, there were exactly 666 votes. I usually abstain from voting in the polls I post, since they’re supposed to reflect readers’ opinions. But I decided to click on 247 Sports this time, just to bump it up to 667 and remove the Devil’s involvement.

Hit the jump for the results and some discussion.

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20Apr 2016
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Poll results: Which 2016 prospect will have the best career at running back for Michigan?

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Kareem Walker

Back in March I posted a poll about the 2016 class of running backs: Which 2016 prospect will have the best career at RB for Michigan?

Here are the results out of 1,105 total votes:

Kareem Walker: 48%
Naturally, this was bound to be the pick since Michigan stole Walker from Ohio State, he’s the highest rated of the bunch (4-star, #4 RB, #100 overall), and he was an Under Armour All-American. The 6’1″, 210 lb. prospect enrolled early and participated in Michigan’s spring practices, but he appears to be a ways down the depth chart for now. Walker was my pick because a couple of these guys won’t stay at tailback, and I think he has good potential to be a between-the-tackles runner with a bit of burst.

Kingston Davis: 28%
Another early enrollee, Davis is a bit of a tweener who could also play fullback. In fact, he was a 3-star, the #1 FB, and #735 overall in the 2016 class. Of course, the last time Michigan signed the #1 fullback in the class, Brandon Minor turned into a pretty good tailback. Davis’s size has been listed at anywhere from 225 lbs. to 242 lbs. at different times, and he is not the most explosive back, but he has resisted suggestions that he’ll be a blocking back in college.

Khaleke Hudson: 16%
A standout tailback in high school, Hudson was recruited to Michigan as a safety/outside linebacker. The 5’11”, 205 lb. Pennsylvania native was a 3-star, the #23 safety, and #382 overall, and he was a standout in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl. There’s always a chance that he could end up playing running back in college if the chips fall in a certain way, but I’m looking at him as a potential replacement for Jabrill Peppers down the road.

Chris Evans: 8%
Evans also appeared in the wide receiver poll results, which I posted the other day (LINK). The 5’11”, 186-pounder could be a runner, a wide receiver, or a cornerback in college. He should get his first shot at running back, but Jim Harbaugh tends to like bigger, stronger backs.

17Apr 2016
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Poll results: Which 2016 signee will have the best career at wide receiver?

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Ahmir Mitchell

A few weeks ago, I started a poll asking which class of 2016 signee would end up having the best career at receiver. Here are the results of the poll:

Ahmir Mitchell: 39%
The 6’3″, 205 lb. Mitchell was the only early enrollee of the bunch. While he did show off good size and athleticism this spring, he reportedly continued to have issues catching the ball. Braylon Edwards had the same problem early in his career, so that is not a death knell, but it will be something to watch.

Eddie McDoom: 25%
McDoom was a late pull after he flipped from Oregon to Michigan in January. The Florida native can play outside, in the slot, or as a returner. He was an Under Armour All-American.

Kekoa Crawford: 20%
The U.S. Army All-American played well at the all-star game and is the highest rated player of the bunch. Like McDoom, he could also play inside or outside.

Nate Johnson: 8%
The 5’11”, 175-pounder is a pure slot player who might be able to return punts, too. He’s the lowest rated player of the bunch at #589 overall in the 2016 class.

Chris Evans: 5%
Evans was ranked as a running back by some services, but his future position is unclear. He could play running back, receiver, or cornerback at the next level.

Brad Hawkins, Jr.: 3%
I wouldn’t pick Hawkins, either, but it’s interesting that he got 3% of the vote when Evans, McDoom, and Johnson were all rated lower by the recruiting services. The 6’1″, 202 lb. Hawkins could also end up at safety, which maybe factored into the voting.

What was your reasoning behind your voting?