|Guess which one is the defensive tackle.|
Weight: 248 lbs.
High school: Wayne High School in Huber Heights, OH
Position: Defensive tackle
Class: Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: #96
Last year: I ranked Terry Talbott #76 and said he would redshirt. He redshirted.
That's right, 248 pounds. Guess how many Big Ten tackles are 248 lbs.?
The bigger Talbott (his younger, smaller brother Terrence is a Michigan cornerback; #14 in the above photo) had some back issues in the offseason and ended up having surgery. That may have prevented him from adding weight, but whether he has a good reason or not, there's still a very tiny chance that a 248 lb. lineman is going to make an impact on the interior. The coaches have flirted with moving walk-on defensive end Will Heininger inside to tackle in order to spell the Wolverines' behemoths. Talbott is likely headed for another year of watching on the sideline.
(Rumor alert: Terry Talbott's name has been floated as a guy whose career might be unable to continue due to his back injury.)
Prediction: Another redshirt. Not possible? Fine. Bench.