Ask a College Football pundit their thoughts on Michigan, and you will hear a common theme: the defensive line is going to be down. I have to agree that you can’t lose Aiden Hutchinson, David Ojabo, Donovan Jeter, and Christ Hinton without taking a step back, but all is not lost. In fact, it is very likely that we are going to see the crowning of a future NFL Draft pick this season. The crazy thing about this player is that he wasn’t on the team last year.
At media day, Jim Harbaugh set out breadcrumbs that his new recruits were really good, but he referred to one recruit as “an absolute, absolute gift from the football gods”. While this could be any of the 20+ newcomers, but he gave another clue later with reporter Bruce Feldman:
People the size of Kenneth Grant usually don’t have that type of quickness. Superpowers like Bama, Georgia, and Ohio State win most of the time because they field better athletes. Michigan is bringing in a guy that Ohio State wanted and fits that superpower athletic mold. Add in that the Wolverines lost a lot of good linemen, it is not impossible that Grant will be starting by the end of the season. The best thing is that Michigan fans will get to watch him for the next three years before he is the next Michigan lineman to go pro.