Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2010 Countdown: #81 Jordan Paskorz

Name: Jordan Paskorz
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 235 lbs.
High school: Hampton High School in Allison Park, PA
Position: Outside linebacker or defensive end
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Prediction for 2010: Redshirt

Paskorz is one of the more interesting prospects in Michigan's 2010 class. When he was initially recruited, Paskorz stated that the coaches were recruiting him to play Craig Roh's outside linebacker position. But late in the process, Paskorz reported something that I had felt all along - if he puts on too much weight to play OLB, he'll play the traditional defensive end position. Since watching film of Paskorz for the first time, my impression was that he would be too stiff to play OLB. There are some things that Craig Roh did in pass coverage that would make Paskorz a serious liability, in my opinion.

However, at 235 lbs. Paskorz still has some growing to do, no matter which position he plays. Craig Roh was too light last season when he was 238 lbs. and has subsequently added 10-15 lbs. Meanwhile, to play strongside defensive end, Paskorz would likely need to be 260-plus lbs. So I think Paskorz is an obvious redshirt candidate in 2010, and his position will likely be re-evaluated year-to-year.

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