Weight: 325 lbs.
High school: Rockford (MI) Rockford
Position: Offensive tackle
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Braden was in high school. No stats are available.
Final TTB Rating: 71
Braden is a mammoth offensive lineman for being an incoming freshman. At least in my memory, he's the largest scholarship offensive lineman to come to Michigan if those measurements prove accurate. Despite excellent size, Braden was mostly regarded by the recruiting services as a mediocre recruit. He's not the most technical or the most athletic lineman around.
Despite some shortcomings, Braden ranks fairly high on the list for a freshman lineman because of a lack of depth. Technically, Michigan's only two non-freshman offensive tackles are their starters, Taylor Lewan and Michael Schofield. Outside of those two, options are limited to freshmen, walk-ons, or guys who are expected to play guard like Elliott Mealer and Patrick Omameh. Braden might not be any better than those walk-ons as a true freshman, but because of his size, he is perhaps the second-most likely rookie lineman to see the field. If he plays at all, expect to see him limited to the right tackle position.
Prediction: Backup right tackle