Fall Roster Overanalysis 2012

Submitted by Brian on July 26th, 2012 at 3:21 PM

An annual tradition. Remember: all weight changes are positive events.

This is slightly incomplete as the info sheet handed out at media day is either incomplete or the assembled numbers are—Heiko and Ace didn't get in on that sweet xerox action before they ran out. So a few players are stuck with question marks after their names for current weights. I've bolded changes or additions I find interesting.

QUARTERBACK
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Denard Robinson 185 193 195 196 8 2 1
Devin Gardner -- 210 205 206 -- -5 1
Russell Bellomy -- -- 189 201 -- -- 12
RUNNING BACK
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Fitzgerald Toussaint 185 200 195 203 15 -5 8
Vincent Smith 168 180 172 175 12 -8 3
Stephen Hopkins -- 230 228 235 -- -2 7
Thomas Rawls -- -- 219 217 -- -- -2
Justice Hayes -- -- 176 183 -- -- 7
Dennis Norfleet -- -- -- 170 -- -- --
Drake Johnson -- -- -- 203 -- -- --
Sione Houma -- -- -- 221 -- -- --
WIDE RECEIVER
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Ricardo Miller -- 217 234 ? -- 17 ?
Jeremy Gallon 165 180 185 186 15 5 1
Roy Roundtree 170 176 177 180 6 1 3
Jerald Robinson -- 199 206 ? -- 7 ?
Drew Dileo -- 172 172 180 -- 0 8
Amarah Darboh -- -- -- 218 -- -- --
Jehu Chesson -- -- -- 183 -- -- --
TIGHT END
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Brandon Moore 243 250 255 261 7 5 6
Jordan Paskortz -- -- 246 ? -- -- ?
AJ Williams -- -- -- 282 -- -- --
Devin Funchess -- -- -- 225 -- -- --
OFFENSIVE LINE
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Michael Schofield 268 293 299 302 25 6 3
Ricky Barnum 275 286 292 301 11 6 9
Taylor Lewan 268 294 302 308 26 8 6
Elliott Mealer 299 313 310 309 14 -3 -1
Patrick Omameh 276 299 299 306 23 0 7
Chris Bryant -- -- 341 320 -- -- -21
Jack Miller -- -- 263 287 -- -- 24
Blake Bars -- -- -- 282 -- -- --
Ben Braden -- -- -- 299 -- -- --
Kyle Kalis -- -- -- 292 -- -- --
Erik Magnuson -- -- -- 290 -- -- --
DEFENSIVE LINE
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Quinton Washington 325 315 302 299 -10 -13 -3
William Campbell 318 333 322 308 15 -11 -14
Kenny Wilkins -- 270 280 290 N/A 10 10
Craig Roh 238 251 269 278 13 18 9
Jibreel Black -- 265 260 276 N/A -5 16
Richard Ash -- 320 301 301 N/A -19 0
Frank Clark -- -- 228 260 -- -- 32
Keith Heitzman -- -- 251 ? -- -- ?
Brennen Beyer -- -- 225 252 -- -- 27
Nate Brink -- -- 263 272 -- -- 9
Matt Godin -- -- -- 270 -- -- --
Willie Henry -- -- -- 302 -- -- --
Ondre Pipkins -- -- -- 337 -- -- --
Tom Strobel -- -- -- 250 -- -- --
Chris Wormley -- -- -- 268 -- -- --
Mario Ojemudia -- -- -- 223 -- -- --
LINEBACKER
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Kenny Demens 236 250 248 242 14 -2 -6
Cameron Gordon 208 207 222 235 -1 15 13
Mike Jones 203 208 224 ? 5 16 ?
Jake Ryan -- 225 230 242 N/A 5 12
Brandin Hawthorne 198 203 214 220 5 11 6
Antonio Poole -- -- 212 ? -- -- ?
Desmond Morgan -- -- 220 230 -- -- 10
Royce Jenkins-Stone -- -- -- 206 -- -- --
James Ross -- -- -- 225 -- -- --
Kaleb Ringer -- -- -- 225 -- -- --
Joe Bolden -- -- -- 230 -- -- --
CORNERBACK
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
J.T. Floyd 183 183 185 184 0 2 -1
Courtney Avery -- 174 173 173 -- -1 0
Raymon Taylor -- -- 169 183 -- -- 14
Delonte Hollowell -- -- 164 177 -- -- 13
Blake Countess -- -- 176 182 -- -- 6
Terry Richardson -- -- -- 154 -- -- --
SAFETY
Player 2009 2010 2011 2012 09 to 10 10 to 11 11 to 12
Jordan Kovacs 194 195 197 202 1 2 5
Josh Furman -- 208 208 204 -- 0 -4
Marvin Robinson -- 203 200 201 -- -3 1
Thomas Gordon 205 205 208 209 0 3 1
Tamani Carter -- -- 175 185 -- -- 10
Jarrod Wilson -- -- -- 190 -- -- --
Jeremy Clark -- -- -- 191 -- -- --
Allen Gant -- -- -- 196 -- -- --

NOTES!

Amarah Darboh is large. Jerald Robinson probably put on a few pounds but Darboh comes in as Michigan's heaviest wide receiver not converted from tight end by a good ten pounds. Hopefully he can step right into the lineup. Also, Jehu Chesson's coming in at a potentially college-ready weight.

Terry Richardson is small. A redshirt or broken tackles beckon.

WDE BEEEEFCAKE. Not a huge surprise since both entered as linebacker-sized dudes and are now being asked to take on tight ends and whatnot, but Beyer and Clark have added 59 pounds between them.

INTERIOR DL VEGANCAKE. Michigan's starting five-tech and three-tech are 278 and 276 pounds, respectively. That seems like it bodes poorly. Mattison is going to have to get very aggressive slanting those guys, because there's no way either holds up to double teams. Nate Brink is also struggling to crack 280, though he's got his injury as an excuse.

In better vegancake news, Will Campbell's halfshirt humiliation diet has him down to an extremely reasonable 308. Please be good.

Wasn't RJS supposed to be big? You could have gotten big odds that RJS would not have been the lightest incoming linebacker by 20 pounds. He's still listed at 6'2" and therefore seems like the guy best suited to be a SAM linebacker long-term (other than Bolden, but Bolden seems busy)… but it'll take a while to get there. Either I'm overestimating how big these SAMs have to be or we should be worried about the depth post Cam Gordon. Since both SAMs put on around 12 pounds to near 240, I'm choosing the latter until the 2013 edition of this post shows RJS +32 pounds or whatever.

Bryant and Miller will meet in the middle. Both head towards 300 in 20-pound increments. When they meet next year they'll hopefully be field-ready.

Willie Henry is a… at 6'2", 302 he's probably a nose tackle. No one else in the class on the DL is under 6'4" or over 270 save Pipkins, who is obviously also a nose tackle.

Chris Wormley's height. Okay, so he's listed at 6'4". Strobel is listed at 6'6". That picture I've posted a couple times does make that seem accurate. With the Godin height/weight (basically identical to Wormley) and the above bullet on Henry, we can confirm the proposed incoming DL spectrum from the Wormley recruiting post. From most NT to least NT:

  • Pipkins (NT only)
  • Henry (NT/3tech)
  • Godin (3tech)
  • Wormley (SDE/3tech)
  • Strobel (SDE)
  • Ojemudia (WDE)

Second-year corners. Are a lot less tiny.

Comments

rjkrul

July 26th, 2012 at 3:27 PM ^

A little surprised they only have him listed 1 lb heavier than last year. He looks like he put on some muscle in the offseason.

Thanks for the breakdown btw

El Jeffe

July 26th, 2012 at 5:01 PM ^

Well don't I feel like the fucking asshole.

Welcome, and if I can give you one piece of advice, it would be to ignore morans like me.

Also, check the white filter on yer camera.

But mostly welcome.

CleverMichigan…

July 26th, 2012 at 7:00 PM ^

Repeat after me

"I've been with more girls in one night than you have in your whole life, you butthurt dweller, and now that I've ended the conversation on my looks, which you started, we can get back to the football talk. And if you find it beneath you to speak of such things with a woman without including your pathetic assessment of her looks, kindly fuck off."

Well, maybe that's a little specific, but oh well!

WolvinLA2

July 26th, 2012 at 8:40 PM ^

In that case - there are at least 50 MGoDudes touching themselves to your picture right now.  That might actually be a low estimate. 

Get used to some salty language, Suz, and you'll get along just fine.

corundum

July 26th, 2012 at 3:41 PM ^

Does anyone have any insight on which incoming WR (Darboh or Chesson) is more likely to see significant playing time, and if so, are they automatically above Ricardo Miller on the depth chart? I know that Darboh's frame is definitely college-esque, but I've also been reading that Chesson has shown greater speed than anticipated.

WolvinLA2

July 26th, 2012 at 3:48 PM ^

That is almost impossible to say until they start practicing. Having a college ready body and actually being ready to play are totally different. No matter what, no one will be automatically over Miller, or anyone else. They will all have to prove it over the next month.

GrowBlue

July 26th, 2012 at 3:56 PM ^

This strikes me as odd ... Don't we consider him as 'a ball of muscle'? Losing weight then means losing muscle? I know he's still beefy for a linebacker ... Just seems weird for him to shrink.

UMaD

July 26th, 2012 at 4:12 PM ^

I know it's a very subjective excercise, but during the slow summer it's nice to hear tangible measures of potential improvement.