Michigan Defensive Depth Chart

Here is the GBW's start-of-fall-practice defensive depth chart (with commentary), which will be printed in the next (Sept. 1st) issue of GoBlueWolverine Magazine.<br><br> (by the way -- subscribe today!)

Our depth chart is unofficial of course, and includes walk-ons. It's a nice way to see the layout of the whole team.

MICHIGAN DEFENSE DEPTH CHART

Note: U-M likes to rotate players in and out on defense, especially at DL and LB, so who 'starts' is not so important -- depending on the opponent's style of play the 'starter' may not even get the most snaps.

No. Player Ht. Wt. Yr./Elig.

Defensive End
99 Alain Kashama 6-5 259 Sr./Sr.
94 Patrick Massey 6-6 297 Jr./So.
50 Jeremy Van Alstyne 6-4 235 So./Fr.
56 LaMarr Woodley 6-3 250 Fr./Fr.
91 Rondell Biggs 6-2 261 So/Fr.

Defensive Tackle
60 Grant Bowman 6-1 290 5th/Sr.
78 Gabriel Watson 6-3 325 So./So.

Defensive Tackle
90 Norman Heuer 6-5 288 5th/Sr.
96 Larry Harrison 6-3 321 So./Fr.
93 Alex Ofili 6-3 171 So./Fr.

Defensive End
13 Larry Stevens 6-3 261 Sr./Sr.
94 Patrick Massey 6-6 297 Jr./So.
56 LaMarr Woodley 6-3 250 Fr./Fr.
92 Will Paul 6-4 255 Fr./Fr.

Note: at the linebacker positions the SAM/WILL/MIKE spots are blurring at U-M due to rotating players according to situations, etc.

Inside Linebacker (WILL)
37 Zack Kaufman (depending on knee) 6-1 234 Sr./Sr.
42 Lawrence Reid 6-1 219 Jr./So.
36 Scott McClintock 6-2 243 Jr./So.
40 Obianna Oluigbo 6-0 224 So./Fr.
34 Joe Leoni (w) 5-11 199 So./Fr.

Inside Linebacker (MIKE)
43 Carl Diggs 6-1 247 5th/Sr.
36 Scott McClintock 6-2 243 Jr./So.
44 David Harris 6-2 226 So./Fr.
15 Jonathan Borden (w) 6-1 222 Sr./Jr.
55 Jeremy Read (w) 6-1 227 Sr./Jr.
66 Paul Sarantos (w) 6-4 252 So./Fr.

Outside Linebacker (SAM)
99 Pierre Woods 6-5 238 So./Fr.
58 Roy Manning 6-2 238 Sr./Jr.
59 Joey Sarantos 6-3 217 Jr./So.
56 LaMarr Woodley 6-3 250 Fr./Fr.
2 Shawn Crable 6-6 230 Fr./Fr.

Cornerback
30 Markus Curry 5-11 181 Jr./Jr.
3 Marlin Jackson 6-1 189 Jr./Jr.
4 Darnell Hood 5-11 188 So./Fr.
27 Quinton McCoy 5-10 180 Fr./Fr.
33 Charles Young III (w) 5-11 195 Sr./Jr.
33 Brent Cummings (w) 5-11 193 5th/Sr.
9 B.J. Opong-Owusu (w) 5-10 190 So./Fr.

Strong Safety
25 Ernest Shazor 6-4 218 Jr./So.
19 Willis Barringer 5-11 198 So./Fr.
6 Prescott Burgess 6-4 215 Fr./Fr.
28 Jacob Stewart 6-0 204 So./So.

Free Safety
3 Marlin Jackson 6-1 189 Jr./Jr.
22 John Shaw 6-0 202 5th/Sr.
26 Ryan Mundy 6-1 210 Fr./Fr.

Cornerback
21 Jeremy LeSueur 6-1 199 5th/Sr.
3 Marlin Jackson 6-1 189 Jr./Jr.
29 Leon Hall 5-11 170 Fr./Fr.
28 Matt Kernen (w) 6-0 184 Sr./Jr.
14 Dan Cornwell (w) 6-2 189 So./Fr.

Note: (w) indicates walk-on

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