Projecting 2012 defensive depth chart

Analysis: Michigan secondary, linebackers are loaded, but defensive line is thin

Updated: January 16, 2012, 7:04 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's last two games weren't the best, defensively, as injuries started to take their toll, and fatigue -- and in some cases lack of talent -- began to show.

But the Wolverines won their final two games of the season -- a 40-34 win over rival Ohio State and a 23-20 win over Virginia Tech in the Allstate Sugar Bowl -- so any last-minute questions about the much, much improved Michigan defense were put on hold.

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