Weight: 185 lbs.
High school: St. Louis (MO) Ladue Horton Watkins
Position: Wide receiver
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Chesson was in high school. He had 53 catches for 757 yards (14.6 yards per catch) and 6 touchdowns.
Final TTB Rating: 87
Chesson followed up a good senior football season with an excellent spring running track, where he won a Missouri state championship in the hurdles. He has good speed and good size, although he may be a little slight for the receiver position at this point. A spring of running track kept his weight down, while future roommate Amara Darboh was able to bulk up to 205-210 lbs. or so.
There will be opportunities for freshman receivers to play this season. Michigan doesn't have any truly dynamic players at the receiver positions, instead having a stable full of complementary wideouts. Chesson is taller than all but Jeremy Jackson, faster than most, and considering his track background, probably as capable as anyone of getting jump balls. He might get bodied out of the way and he might need to work on shoring up his route running, but somebody needs to provide the team with a deep threat to stretch the field. Chesson may not be the most mentally ready, but you can see the physical talent. It just depends on how quickly he progresses.
Prediction: Backup wide receiver