June 13, 2024

We look at individuals we presently believe will start, backup, and mix in at each offensive position group for the Michigan football team.

These days, there never seems to be a boring moment in college football, particularly for the Michigan squad.

In the previous week, the Wolverines have claimed a national title, celebrated that win with a televised procession and inside party, had players join the NCAA Transfer Portal and witnessed over two dozen players make NFL Draft selections. However, as of Tuesday, those decision deadlines have gone, allowing us to take a new look at where the Wolverines are as they prepare for the 2024 season.

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Our first technique is to use a first-look depth chart. Keeping track of which players have come and left, we look at who we presently expect to start, backup, and mix in at each offensive position group. We also discuss where things stand, including a Transfer Portal need meter.

As always, we do not include ties in our depth charts, although we may explain why we chose one player over another. For this edition, we’re focusing on returning players and enrolled transfers and recruits alone. We’re also not anticipating breakthrough players who may make a move in August right now, but rather what the Wolverines would do if they had a month to prepare for a game.

With that, let’s look at the offense, which has to replace its starting quarterback, running back, top two wide receivers, and top six offensive lineman.

 

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