- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
Over the next few weeks, WolverineNation will look at every position on the Michigan roster and give a depth chart analysis of each position on the roster heading into the offseason.
Michigan finally returned to a more traditional defensive breakdown last season, where its linebackers weren’t being blown off the ball and making the majority of plays for the Wolverines. That starts with their redshirt junior star, Jake Ryan, who became one of the more recognizable players in the Big Ten by the end of his second season as a starter.
This unit is probably the Wolverines’ strongest unit and of the three spots, they might be most set at strong side linebacker.
4dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy
5dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy
6dDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman