14 Michigan Players Listed on PFF Preseason All-Big Ten Team

July 19, 2023

Athlete Studio

Michigan is generating serious hype as the 2023 college football season approaches. With a remarkable 13-1 record in 2022, including a victory against Ohio State in Columbus, winning the Big Ten title, and securing a second consecutive trip to the College Football Playoff, the anticipation surrounding the team is well-deserved.

ESPN personalities, such as Rece Davis, who ranked Michigan as his top team for 2023, and the recent endorsement from Greg McElroy, have further fueled the hype. The excitement continues to build in Ann Arbor as the season approaches.

The anticipation is not solely based on Michigan's previous success; it is also due to the impressive amount of returning talent for the 2023 season. Over 80% of the team's production from last season will be returning to Ann Arbor.

This returning talent is reflected in Pro Football Focus' preseason All-Big Ten team for 2023. Michigan boasts a remarkable 14 players on this esteemed list, spread across the three teams.


  • Quarterback: J.J. McCarthy
  • Running Back: Blake Corum
  • Guard: Zak Zinter
  • Center: Drake Nugent
  • Defensive Lineman: Kris Jenkins
  • Cornerback: Will Johnson
  • Safety: Rod Moore


  • Running Back: Donovan Edwards
  • Defensive Lineman: Mason Graham
  • Edge: Josaiah Stewart
  • Linebacker: Junior Colson
  • Flex: Mike Sainristil


  • Wide Receiver: Roman Wilson
  • Tackle: LaDarius Henderson

Corum's exceptional skills make him stand out among his peers, and there is great anticipation surrounding his performance in the upcoming season. He played a crucial role in Michigan's remarkable 10-0 record, although an unfortunate injury sidelined him for a handful of games, including the highly anticipated matchup against Ohio State, the Big Ten Championship Game, and the College Football Playoff. Nonetheless, Corum displayed his talent by accumulating nearly 1,500 rushing yards and an astonishing 18 touchdowns, solidifying his impact on the field.

As the 2023 college football season approaches, the excitement surrounding Michigan football is reaching new heights. With an exceptional roster and an abundance of returning talent, the Wolverines are primed for another remarkable year on the gridiron.

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