[RESULTS] MGoBlog Fall Survey

Submitted by Tate on April 2nd, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Less than five hours and we have 422 responses; thanks! I believe that is a good enough sample size to share some of the results.

The best way to look at it is by how they scored each person. Where they were ranked, they were given the opposite in points,  then averaged. For example, if there were 5 players in a position, the #1 ranked player would get 5 points, the lowest would get 1. Pretty typical. (Each position group had a different number of players, so the actual score doesn't mean much, just order and difference between others.)

So let's take a look:


Jake Rudock - 4.83

Shane Morris - 3.45

Alex Malzone - 3.30

Wilton Speight - 1.99

Zach Gentry - 1.43


Ty Isaac - 5.38

Derrick Green - 4.92

DeVeon Smith - 4.26

Drake Johnson - 3.08

Wyatt Shallman - 1.92

Karan Higdon - 1.44


Joe Kerridge - 2.95

Sione Houma - 1.98

Brady Pallante - 1.08


Amara Darboh - 9.75

Jehu Chesson - 8.02

Freddy Canteen - 7.00

Brian Cole - 6.81

Dennis Norfleet - 6.27

Moe Ways - 6.24

Jaron Dukes - 3.91

DaMario Jones - 3.12

Drake Harris - 2.61

Grant Perry - 1.27


Jake Butt - 6.00

Ian Bunting - 4.77

AJ Williams - 3.21

Ty Wheatley Jr - 2.86

Khalid Hill - 2.30

Chase Winovich - 1.87


Mason Cole - 14.63

Graham Glasgow - 13.56

Kyle Kalis - 12.73

David Dawson - 10.06

Ben Braden - 10.03

Logan Tulley-Tillman - 9.69

Erik Magnuson - 9.48

Patrick Kugler - 8.90

Blake Bars - 8.42

Juwann Bushell-Beatty - 5.53

Chris Fox - 5.07

Dan Samuelson - 5.04

Grant Newsome - 3.33

Jon Runyan - 2.25

Nolan Ulizio - 1.25


Taco Charlton - 7.83

Mario Ojemudia - 6.61

Lawrence Marshall - 6.29

Henry Poggi - 4.96

Tom Strobel - 3.65

Matt Godin - 3.22

Shelton Johnson - 2.23

Rueben Jones - 1.20


Willie Henry - 6.64

Bryan Mone - 4.38

Chris Wormley - 3.95

Ryan Glasgow - 3.31

Ondre Pipkins - 2.71

Mo Hurst - 2.02


Desmond Morgan - 8.59

Joe Bolden - 7.98

James Ross - 6.97

Ben Gedeon - 6.15

Royce Jenkins-Stone - 4.49

Mike McCray - 4.47

Allen Gant - 3.05

Noah Furbush - 2.08

Jared Wangler - 1.23


Jabrill Peppers - 13.77

Jourdan Lewis - 13.12

Jarrod Wilson - 11.45

Blake Countess - 11.07

Wayne Lyons - 10.01

Channing Stribling - 8.89

Dymonte Thomas - 7.97

Delano Hill - 7.41

Jeremy Clark - 6.00

Brandon Watson - 4.79

Terry Richardson - 3.68

Reon Dawson - 2.84

Keith Washington - 2.07

Tyree Kinnel - 1.93






April 2nd, 2015 at 4:11 PM ^

For each position are identical to how I voted.  Would love to see this again after the spring game to see if the numbers change, and the % change of each afterwards.

The Mad Hatter

April 2nd, 2015 at 4:13 PM ^

Malzone 3rd on the depth chart.  Someone's going to have an aneurism.


Thanks for doing this OP and posting the results.  It'll be interesting to see how accurate (or wrong) we all were.


April 2nd, 2015 at 7:58 PM ^

I'm more pissed about Jordan Lewis playing his ass off and still being ranked behind a talented but unproven sophomore. Also, I wouldn't put the our alcohol plagued Glasgow brother so high (potential Stonham 2?) and the other Glasgow is ranked too low.


April 2nd, 2015 at 4:13 PM ^

Interesting jake butt was unanimously first, but Peppers, Cole, etc. weren't unanimous. Not good or bad, just interesting. Thanks for this informal info!


April 2nd, 2015 at 4:21 PM ^

I would pick Drake Johnson over all the RBs, he had shown the most explosion and ability to be a homerun threat also would have took Cole and Canteen over the other WRs because Darboh and Chesson don't appear to be game changers they are solid possession receivers but we need explosive players


April 2nd, 2015 at 6:08 PM ^

Your comment shows the flaws in your logic.

Drake Johnson showed explosion. Problem is, he tore his ACL for the second time in the same knee. That is going to take its toll, and you can't say with certainty that he is going to come back as the same back.

He also has missed out on valuable reps in practice, time in the weight room, and since he JUST started running again, he missed an entire conditioning session before spring practice. How far that sets him back, is unknown. But it is also unknown how he responds to his second ACL tear physically, and for that matter, mentally. It's hard to vote him very high with all of those unknowns.

As for the receivers, I don't necessarily agree to vote for those guys based on explosiveness. First of all, considering the type of offense Harbaugh runs, I'd value a possession receiver over a home run threat. Second, what makes you think that Darboh and Chesson aren't explosive? Chesson was a state champion in track. What's your definition of explosive, and what makes Cole/Canteen more explosive than anyone else?

Now an explosive, deep-threat is a great asset in any offense. But to value that over another receiver isn't a solid foundation to base your opinion on. Ideally, you'd like a combination of those receiving types out there.

Doctor Wolverine

April 2nd, 2015 at 4:38 PM ^

I am surprised that Ruddock has more first place votes for his position group than Peppers. I don't know if people are just higher on Ruddock than I am, or they are more conservative on Peppers. I suspect both players will be #1 in their position group, but I think Peppers has his spot more locked down than a guy who is not even on campus yet!

Doctor Wolverine

April 2nd, 2015 at 8:50 PM ^

That makes complete sense. I guess I may have been unrealistically optimistic that Harbaugh and co. were working some magic with the players already on campus. I still believe that we will see a significant bump in the development of all of our QBs, but I also understand that Rudock wouldn't be coming here if he and the coaches didn't think he had a great shot at being the starter.


April 2nd, 2015 at 4:40 PM ^

Did you randomize the inputs in SurveyMonkey? 

If not, there is probably a bias to keep the default or stay close to the way you structured initiially.

The fact that a lot of these position groups didn't change makes me question these results.



April 2nd, 2015 at 5:38 PM ^

Quick thoughts

  • Our "top" RB and QB have never played a down for UM.  In fact the QB was not our QB 3 days ago.  Fascinating stuff.
  • Glad to see the masses catching up on Lewis and Peppers didnt win in a landslide.  One guy has done it.  One guy still has to do it.
  • Ryan Glasgow gets no love.


Ron Utah

April 2nd, 2015 at 7:08 PM ^

Ryan Glasgow will either start or be heavily in the rotation at NT.  He was one of our best players last year.  If we ever see the draft order, it will come out that he went very high.  The fans missed this one in a big way.

Also, Erik Magnuson is a versatile player that has more talent and experience than a few guys above him.  I'd put him ahead of Dawson, LTT, and Braden.

Other than that, I think we did a pretty darn good job.  I think Bolden is ahead of Morgan and I think Drake is ahead of De'Veon, but that's picking nits.



April 2nd, 2015 at 7:41 PM ^

I feel like he's a dude with a unique skill set that might fit into Harbaugh's system somewhere. Big, catchy dude coming flying out of the backfield on 'big' sets? Seems like Hill could be great in a utility / #3 TE / u-back / FB sort of role


April 2nd, 2015 at 8:30 PM ^

Probably going to take some heat for this but what has Peppers done to receive such high praise? Upside? Sure. But Countess, Lewis AND Wilson have better resumes. Am O missing something?

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