I feel compelled to look at and discuss Michigan's front 7 next year. I know all the talk is about our young secondary, but yesterday also highlighted our glaring lack of beef up front. RR agreed in his presser that his defense needs to get bigger and stronger. So where are we going to be next year?
We get 299-lb Martin and 287-lb Van Bergen back. That's great.
We get Roh back and I'd love to see him at 265 pounds.
We get Black back and I'd love to see him at 270+ pounds.
Will 6-4, 315-lb Q Washington be ready to contribute at NG?
Kenny Wilkins is currently listed at 270-lbs. I'd love to see him hit the field at 280+ pounds next fall.
Will 320-lb Richard Ash be ready to contribute next year?
We get 277-lb Will Heiniger back, which is good. Maybe he can pack on a few more pounds of muscle and play at 285-lbs.
We get 246-lb Demens and 244-lb JB Fitzgerald both back.
Will Isiah Bell, Jordan Paskorz, and Jake Ryan be ready to contribute? Those 3 guys are already in the mid-240-lb range.
Will 208-lb Mike Jones and 220-lb Brandon Herron come back with 10-15 of muscle added to their frames?
RR is making it Job #1 to get his defensive players bigger and stronger for next year. Calling Mr. Barwis: GO!