Way Too Early 2021 Depth Chart: July 2020

Way Too Early 2021 Depth Chart: July 2020

July 20, 2020
Giles Jackson (image via MLive)

Disclaimer: The following depth chart is not a deep dive into the exact pecking order at each position. Rather, it’s a look at the depth and potential distribution Michigan could have in 2021. Surely by 2021, there will be departures, additions, position changes, etc.

The following depth chart assumes that the following seniors depart from Ann Arbor after 2020:

  • WR Nico Collins
  • TE Nick Eubanks
  • RB Chris Evans
  • S Brad Hawkins
  • DT Carlo Kemp
  • FB Ben Mason
  • K Quinn Nordin
  • DE Kwity Paye
  • CB Ambry Thomas

Hit the jump for the depth chart.

QB: Dylan McCaffrey (RS Sr.), Joe Milton (RS Jr.), Cade McNamara (RS So.), J.J. McCarthy (Fr.), Dan Villari (RS Fr.)
RB: Zach Charbonnet (Jr.), Hassan Haskins (RS Jr.), Christian Turner (RS Jr.), Blake Corum (So.)
WR1: Cornelius Johnson (Jr.), Markus Allen (Fr.), Cristian Dixon (Fr.)
WR2: Ronnie Bell (Sr.), A.J. Henning (So.), Roman Wilson (So.)
WR3: Giles Jackson (Jr.), Mike Sainristil (Jr.), Xavier Worthy (Fr.)
TE: Erick All (Jr.), Luke Schoonmaker (RS Jr.), Matt Hibner (RS Fr.), Louis Hansen (Fr.)
LT: Ryan Hayes (RS Jr.), Trente Jones (RS So.), Jeffrey Persi (RS Fr.), Giovanni El-Hadi (Fr.), Tristan Bounds (Fr.)
LG: Chuck Filiaga (RS Sr.), Karsen Barnhart (RS So.), Zak Zinter (RS Fr.)
C: Zach Carpenter (RS So.), Nolan Rumler (RS So.), Reece Atteberry (RS Fr.), Raheem Anderson II (Fr.)
RG: Andrew Stueber (RS Sr.), Joel Honigford (RS Sr.), Greg Crippen (Fr.)
RT: Jalen Mayfield (RS Jr.), Trevor Keegan (RS So.), Jack Stewart (RS So.)

SDE: Aidan Hutchinson (Sr.), Gabe Newburg (RS So.), Michael Morris (RS So.), David Ojabo (RS So.), T.J. Guy (Fr.), Dominick Giudice (Fr.)
DT: Chris Hinton (Jr.), Jess Speight (RS Sr.), Julius Welschof (RS Jr.), Kris Jenkins Jr. (RS Fr.)
NT: Donovan Jeter (RS Sr.), Mazi Smith (RS So.), Phillip Paea (RS Sr.)
WDE: Luiji Vilain (RS Sr.), Braiden McGregor (So.), Jaylen Harrell (RS Fr.), Quintin Somerville (Fr.), Kechaun Bennett (Fr.)
Viper/SAM: Michael Barrett (RS Jr.), Anthony Solomon (RS So.), Quinten Johnson (RS So.), William Mohan (RS Fr.), Tyler McLaurin (Fr.)
MIKE: Cameron McGrone (Sr.), Charles Thomas (RS So.), Kalel Mullings (So.), Jaydon Hood (Fr.), Cornell Wheeler (RS Fr.)
WILL: Josh Ross (RS Sr.), Osman Savage (RS Fr.), Nikhai Hill-Green (RS Fr.), Joey Velazquez (RS So.), Edward Warinner (RS Jr.), Casey Phinney (Fr.)
CB: Vincent Gray (RS Jr.), Andre Seldon (So.), Jalen Perry (RS So.), George Johnson III (RS So.)
CB: D.J. Turner II (RS So.), Darion Green-Warren (So.), Eamonn Dennis (So.), Gemon Green (RS Jr.), Ja’Den McBurrows (Fr.)
FS: Daxton Hill (Jr.), Sammy Faustin (RS Jr.), German Green (RS Jr.), Rod Moore (Fr.)
SS: Jordan Morant (RS Fr.), R.J. Moten (RS Fr.), Makari Paige (RS Fr.)

K: Jake Moody (Sr.)
P: Brad Robbins (RS Sr.), Tommy Doman (Fr.)


  1. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Jul 20, 2020 at 10:38 AM

    Despite not having one snap on defense on his Junior Hud vid, l have Anderson for a Middle Guard.

    He’s pretty quick, pretty nasty and a better height for the position. He’s gonna have to spend time taking off baby fat and putting on good weight no matter which side of the ball he plays on. But I think I see an honorable mention or better interior defensive lineman. I think he’s a real good center prospect as well, but at 6’2″ 310-ish, when he’s a grown up man and with his good feet, I think he should be real tough on BIG centers. I don’t think you can consistently keep him out from under you. I’d have him slanting by your center on about every snap.

    Kind of makes me think of Billy Harris who I don’t think won any awards but was a for sure three year starter, made some real big plays and was a very solid Wolverine DT.

    Whatever Thunder assigns him as a TTB ranking, I’ll bump 6-8 points the minute we hear he’s going over to the D.

  2. Comments: 1357
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Jul 20, 2020 at 10:46 AM

    I also think one of Rummler or Barnhart get past Filiaga this year. I can also see a scenario where Stueber makes Ryan Hayes wait, and they both get past Filliaga.

    I have come to love massive OGs as much and likely more than the next guy but I have never been able to stop wondering why there were only about 8 snaps on Filliaga’s senior film. I’d like it to be something stupid, like someone screwed up the vid, but my fear is that he was mostly just a big assed statue.

    I’d really like to be very, very wrong on that one.

  3. Comments: 5
    Joined: 6/18/2020
    speed in space
    Jul 20, 2020 at 3:22 PM

    I have to think at least one of McGrone, Hutchinson, and Ross will go to the NFL after this season.

    • Comments: 3845
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jul 20, 2020 at 4:55 PM

      I agree, especially with Ross having already lost about a year to injury.

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