Found them by watching the practice videos and photos that have been released
A lot of numbers worn by high profile players last year that will be worn by freshmen, most of them at their said-player's positions.
- #1 Ambry Thomas
- #2 Donovan Jeter
- #7 Tarik Black
- #9 Donovan Peoples-Jones
- #16 Jaylen Kelly-Powell
- #25 Benjamin St-Juste
- #26 J'Marick Woods
- #33 Corey Malone-Hatcher
- #41 Ben Mason
- #51 Cesar Ruiz
- #73 Ja'Raymond Hall
I'm sure many on the board expect great things from DPJ, but it's nice to hear his teammates are already being impressed by him and his play-making skills.
Michigan has had some good receivers the last decade, but this Wilton Speight quote is quite encouraging: "Just the catch radius he had. If the ball is way out here; there was one that was going way out of bounds and he just plucked it. Some guys that were standing out of bounds just looked at each other after that one."
In other news, Coach Harbaugh stood by his support of Legal Services Corp and the work they do with indigent clients. I know we try to avoid anything that might even seem political on this site, but I really liked Coach's response to whether he should have avoided this topic:
“As I’ve told you before, this is a bipartisan issue. It’s an American issue and I’m allowed to be an American.”
In addition to the earlier thread about Jake Butt, I found this article about the pro day today.
Bill Belichick stopped by to evaluate.
Taco ran a 4.83 (combine time was 4.92) and looked good in coverage
Ryan Glasgow did 24 reps of 225 (20 at the combine) and discussed playing offense with teams
Jourdan Lewis ran a 4.45 (combine time was 4.54) and discussed the domestic violence allegations at length with teams.
Many players "stood" on their combine numbers and didn't participate in drills as much as they talked to team representatives.
Pro day times are usually faster due to home field advantage/favoable testers, but the article seems to believe that many players held their own or improved their stock.
Some NFL scouts believe there could be 20+ Wolverines from this class in NFL team camps this summer.
One configuration of the 1st Team OL today had:
LT - Cole
LG - Bredeson
C - Ruiz
RG - Onwenu
RT - JBB
Not something one couldn't have predicted, but it is interesting to see that the coaches are indeed open to move Cole from center and are trusting enough of Ruiz early on to let him man the middle of the line.
That's all, short post. Just anxious to get back into football mode.
I think everyone is doing something, other than Jabrill. Curious to see what Dymonte Thomas runs, and if JD runs the 40 again.
I don't know who isportsDave is but he has a litle blue checkmark next to his name, 11K followers, and seems to be some sort of MSU press. I decided against the joke of charges coming in 3-9 days due to subject matter...
MSU's Spring game is 4/1 (insert legit joke here) so I'd assume even they would want this out ahead of that game so they can move on. They've gone full submarine past few months.
Based on my sourcing, I think the next nine days will be eventful -- I expect charges to be filed and the spring game to go on as scheduled.— Dave H (@isportsDave) March 23, 2017