In the aftermath of the Alabama game, one thing that struck me is how easily the Alabama O-Line pushed around our defensive front. Alabama in general looked like a bigger, stronger, and more violent version of Wisconsin.They just beat us up. Our lack of size on the defensive front has been a recurring theme for the past 4 seasons of Michigan football. Last year we performed at a very high level but by all accounts the defensive front four was still undersized. The reason is of course Mattisson and Hoke are trying to implement their system and defensive philosophy using RR era players. Suffice to say that the prior staff did not emphasize our size in the trenches.
So my question is have we done enough this year in terms of recruitng the DT/NT position? In looking at the incoming class we have Henry Poggi and Maurice Hurst Jr as the only DT's slated to come in. We signed Pipkins and Godin (is he really a DT?) last season plus a slew of DE prospects which could conceivably be moved over. But given what we saw this last Saturday do we need more? I am concerned about the defensive front four going forward.
Edit: Forgot to add Henry to last year's list. The DE's are Strobel, Wormley (he's hurt though), Mario O (way undersized at least weight wise) and Taco. Admittedly a pretty good haul. But all things considered (depth etc) is it enough?