June 22, 2016
While every contributor on a roster occupies a specific role, a select group of Michigan football players are most important to the team achieving national success in 2016.
At each position, the Wolverines have a talent who—while not necessarily irreplaceable in each case—will carry the heaviest burden, is the most experienced player or can be used in a variety of ways.
Michigan needs a new quarterback, but one player boasts a significant amount of previous snaps. No matter if he starts, though, the offense returns two skill-position leaders from the 2015 team.
On both sides of the trenches, a veteran is switching to a new starting position to help the Wolverines adapt. And there’s simply no debating the players at linebacker and in the secondary.