Preseason Position Preview | RB
RB1 | Karan Higdon
Higdon will be the bell cow back of the bunch. He showed flashes of dominance last year after taking over the starting job, but still has something to prove against more difficult opponents. A strong senior season should land Higdon in the NFL, and he is a candidate, and probable favourite to be named the team’s offensive caption this fall.
RB2 | Chris Evans
Evans slipped a little bit last season after an impressive freshman season, but finished strong. He’s a nice complement to Higdon style of running. The sophomore can catch the ball out of the backfield, has elite speed, and should help U-M have a solid 1-2 punch out of the backfield.
RB3 | O’Maury Samuels
After getting a few carries in 2017, Samuels is in line for a bigger role this upcoming fall. RunningBacks frequently get injured, and U-M likes to deploy three backs anyway, so the opportunity is there for the taking.
RB4 | Kareem Walker
Nobody really seems to know where Kareem Walker stands with the coaching staff. He has talent - and got to show it a bit in 2017 - but he always seems to find himself buried on the depth chart in one way or another. This year needs to be a big season for him, or or he could find himself passed up by an incoming freshman, or ultimately end up transferring.
FB1 | Ben Mason
Mason got hurt and missed most of the spring, but he should be ready to go in the fall. He’s a head smasher, and should be a major contributor in 2018. He’s one of Jim Harbaugh’s favourite players, and it’s easy to see why.
FB2 | Jared Wangler
Needing fullback depth, Wangler will serve as the No. 2 or 3 guy behind Mason and potentially incoming freshman Ben VanSumeren. Keep an eye out for sophomore walk-on Matt Brown too, he had a nice spring
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