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2006 and 2007 Depth Charts

Parentheses indicate number of starts, accounting for different formations. Departing players struck out.

Offensive Line
LTLGCRGRT
Long (13)Kraus (13)Bihl (13)Mitchell (12)Riley (12)
OrtmannCiullaMoosmanBoren (1)Mitchell (1)
SchifanoZirbel
Offensive Skill Players
WRTEQBFBHBWR
Breaston (12)Ecker (6)Henne (13)Oluigbo (4)Hart (13)Manningham (2)
Tabb (4)Butler (5)ForcierPaulGradyArrington (4)
BradleyMassey (2)CriswellMinorMathews (1)
ThompsonJackson
Defensive Line
DEDTNTDE
Woodley (13)Branch (13)Taylor (11)Biggs (13)
Van AlstyneJohnsonWaltonJamison
Germany
Linebackers
WLBMLBSLB
Burgess (9)Harris (13)Crable (8)
Graham (4)ThompsonBurgess
Logan
Secondary
CBFSSSCB
Hall (13)Englemon (8)Adams (13)Trent (11)
Harrison (6)Mundy (6)BarringerStewart (2)
Sears
Specialists
KPRet
Rivas (13)MeskoBreaston


Removing players who will not be joining the Wolverines in the Fall, and adding in a couple of freshmen, the projected depth chart will flow as follows:



Offensive Line
LTLGCRGRT
Long (13)Kraus (13) or BorenBoren or MoosmanMitchell (12)Schilling or Ortman or Zirbel
OrtmannCiullaBoren (1)Mitchell (1)
Schifano
Offensive Skill Players
WRTEQBFBHBWR
Arrington (4)Butler (5)Henne (13)CriswellHart (13)Manningham (8)
Massey (2)Mallett or
Forcier
HelmuthGradyMathews (1)
Minor
Defensive Line
DEDTNTDE
Germany or Van AlstyneJohnsonTaylor (11)Jamison
SlocumWaltonGraham
Linebackers
WLBMLBSLB
Graham (4)Thompson or PanterCrable (8)
Mouton or LoganMixonPatilla or Mouton
Secondary
CBFSSSCB
SearsEnglemon (8) or S. Brown Adams (13)Trent (11)
Harrison (6)WilliamsEnlgemonWarren
Specialists
KPRet
WrightMeskoSears, Minor, ?)


Some things have changed since spring practice has begun (not reflected in the above). Andre Criswell has moved from fullback to H-back, leaving early-enrolled freshman Vince Helmuth as the lone Fullback. However, from Lloyd's spring presser, it sounds like the move is just for spring:
"We moved Andre Criswell to tight end. Criswell is a big, strong guy who really, I thought, towards the end of the season began to emerge. He'll still play some fullback, but this spring the emphasis will be at tight end because Mike Massey is out for the spring with a procedure."
All reports indicate that Jonas Mouton has looked great in practices thus far; will he be able to take the starting spot from Chris Graham? Carlos Brown has switched to the defensive side of the ball. Quoth Lloyd:

"Carlos Brown came in to see me after the bowl game and has an interest in moving to cornerback. That's going to be a great move for us."

...and on kick returns:
"Steve Brown will be a candidate, Carlos Brown is definitely in the mix. Greg Mathews. We'll look at a lot of guys, but I think those three have shown the type of potential to do well."

Then there's Arrington-Butler-Germany-gate. None of the aforementioned are listed on the spring roster, and it's unclear which (if any) will return to the team in the fall.
On whether Arrington, Eugene Germany or Carson Butler will practice this spring ... "No."

On whether all three could return by fall if they do what's expected of them ... "That is possible, maybe not probable."

Mgoblue has the full spring press conference transcribed here. Updated depth charts coming soon taking into account all of Lloyd's fun updates.

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“2006 and 2007 Depth Charts”