The group with less question marks and concerns among Michigan fans is the dominant defense, thanks to Don Brown developing some down right “dudes.” It’s been the key component for years and seems to have not skipped a beat after 2016. It’s also very encouraging to know the amount of key players returning for 2018 with some difficult road games looming, and I am confident they’ll be ready.
Let’s get to it and break down the defensive position units for the 2017 season.
Defensive line: A-
Michigan knew they had talent returning who saw the field periodically last year, but didn’t start.