Class of 2011 Michigan Preseason State Rankings
Regional Manager Allen Trieu
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Pos | Ht/Wt
1. Lawrence ThomasDetroit (Mich.) RenaissanceMichigan State
DE | 6-4/230
A man child who, despite being a middle man in high school, should be a devastating edge rusher in college
2. DeAnthony ArnettSaginaw (Mich.) 
WR | 6-0/170
One of the best route runners in the country, smooth, great hands, and loves to compete
3. Brennen BeyerPlymouth (Mich.)Michigan
DE | 6-4/218
Great athlete whose junior season on both sides of the ball puts him among the state's elite
4. Anthony ZettelOgemaw Heights (Mich.) 
OG | 6-4/255
Athletic guard who has been steadily getting bigger and stronger
5. Justice HayesGrand Blanc (Mich.)Notre Dame
RB | 5-10/182
Smooth, versatile back who is one of the best receivers out of the backfield in the country
6. Valdez ShowersMadison Heights (Mich.) Madison 
CB | 6-0/185
Cannot teach his size and the ability to run at that size. Still think he makes for a great safety, but could play either spot in the secondary
7. Onaje MillerLansing (Mich.) SextonMichigan State
RB | 5-10/180
Explosive, elusive kid with a good frame and has a real nose for the end zone
8. Jake FisherTraverse City (Mich.) WestMichigan
OT | 6-7/273
Could move up even further. Has great upside and summer performance was incredible considering he hadn't played tackle before
9. Ed DavisDetroit (Mich.) SoutheasternMichigan State
OLB | 6-3/208
Fluid linebacker is great in space, and covers almost like a safety
10. Delonte HollowellDetroit (Mich.) Cass TechMichigan
CB | 5-8/164
Track season proved he could run. Does not have great height but has good fundamentals and is willing to come up in run support
11. Shawn ConwayBirmingham (Mich.) SeaholmMichigan
WR | 6-3/185
Still very raw, but has good upside. He's a big kid with great ball skills and leaping ability
12. Raymon TaylorHighland Park (Mich.)Indiana
CB | 5-11/172
Very physical cover corner who is not afraid to get in any receivers face. Also faster than he is given credit for. Great get for Indiana.
13. Parker EhingerRockford (Mich.)Cincinnati
OT | 6-8/260
Runs with aggression, refuses to go down and showed at camp this summer that he could catch the ball and do some things in space as well
14. Allen RobinsonOrchard Lake (Mich.) St. Marys 
WR | 6-3/185
6'3, 185-lbs, good ball skills, but inexperienced. Still, his upside is considerable.
15. Thomas RawlsFlint (Mich.) Northern 
RB | 5-10/210
Needs to get stronger, but has a great frame, is very mobile and is a tough all around kid
16. Taiwan JonesNew Baltimore (Mich.) Anchor BayMichigan State
OLB | 6-3/205
Has physical tools. Appears headed for linebacker, and is still learning the position, but has good upside
17. Kenny KnightDetroit (Mich.) Country Day 
WR | 6-3/190
Tall, smooth receiver with good hands. Would just like to see him be more aggressive.
18. Jake DuzeyTroy Athens (Mich.)Iowa
TE | 6-4/215
High school receiver is growing into a tight end. He can run and has good hands.
19. Jalen SchlachterCorunna (Mich.)Indiana
OT | 6-6/300
Added good weight and strength this summer. Could be a guard or tackle at the next level.
20. Damon KnoxMuskegon (Mich.) 
DE | 6-5/265
Big, aggressive, and powerful. Still raw in terms of technique, but there's a lot to work with here
21. Alex NiznakIthaca (Mich.)Central Michigan
QB | 6-4/225
He has impressed since the end of the season. His junior film is excellent, and then has proven himself against better competition during the off-season
22. Ben McCordWarren (Mich.) Cousino 
TE | 6-3/225
Would not rate this high as a receiver, but has embraced the tight end spot, gotten bigger, and still has excellent hands and route running skills
23. Bernard TaylorMacomb (Mich.) DakotaIndiana
OG | 6-2/280
A mauler of a guard, but has athleticism to go along with it
24. Ramadan AhmetiLansing (Mich.) WaverlyCentral Michigan
OT | 6-6/300
Combination of size and athleticism is good, and he showed well this summer
25. Kyle LintsTraverse City (Mich.) St. Francis 
C | 6-4/270
Tough lineman who keeps coming at you and has good technique. Will make some college coach very happy.
26. Ethan WirthWilliamston (Mich.)Toledo
OT | 6-7/265
Great frame, which he is continuing to fill out. Still learning, but is a strong kid who will keep getting bigger and stronger
27. Conor HartBloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother RiceVanderbilt
DE | 6-3/250
Has a great motor, and the foot speed to run the anchor leg for his high school track team
28. Shafer JohnsonSouthfield (Mich.) ChristianIndiana
DT | 6-1/300
Maybe not the ideal size, but very quick and disruptive
29. Ashton GainesDetroit (Mich.) Crockett 
WR | 5-11/165
Fantastic all around football player. Does not have great top end speed, but simply makes plays and shows up in clutch situations over and over again
30. Kendrick RobertsFlint (Mich.) Southwestern 
WR | 6-3/180
Nice sized receiver who can really go up and get the ball. Attacks passes at the highest point.
31. Tim HamiltonBloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother RiceCentral Michigan
MLB | 6-2/245
Physical, big linebacker who can bring the lumber. Could end up on the line as well.
32. Deontae HudsonMuskegon Heights (Mich.)  
WR | 6-3/185
A bit of an unknown, but if he chooses to put the basketball down and play football, he can play at a high level. Tall and athletic.
33. Terrell PorterBerkley (Mich.) 
OLB | 6-4/205
Great physical specimen who would have offers, but appears headed for JUCO
34. Nate DreslinskiClinton (Mich.) 
TE | 6-4/220
Pure football player with great hands. Size/speed ratio has kept him from offers, but someone will get a steal with him
35. Trent VossEast Grand Rapids (Mich.)Toledo 
OLB | 6-3/195
Good athlete who seems to always be around the ball, but still needs to add strength
36. Eric CrumeDetroit Central (Mich.) 
DT | 6-1/315
310-lb gap plugger who plays hard and has great strength, but needs technical work
37. Jermal HosleyHighland Park (Mich.)Bowling Green
WR | 5-9/160
Great hands, great routes all make up for lack of great size
38. Darryl FlemisterDetroit (Mich.) Southeastern 
WR | /
Can adjust to the ball and go up and get it. Sat out last season, but should land some offers with a good season.
39. Jason WilsonFarmington (Mich.)Central Michigan
WR | 6-0/170
Quick, sure handed slot type who just seems to make plays
40. Takudzwa KubvorunoRichland (Mich.) Gull Lake  
WR | 5-11/175
Has had good camp showings this summer, which could lead to his first offer soon
41. Daevon RobinsonSouthfield (Mich.) 
RB | 5-7/165
Smaller back, but compact, and runs bigger than his size. Downhill, north-south runner with good speed too
42. Willie Snead Jr.Muskegon Heights (Mich.) 
WR | 5-11/175
Very smart, heady football player. Outstanding high school quarterback who has experience at receiver and projects there. Very good hands.
43. Devonte SnyderMadison Heights (Mich.) Madison 
OLB | 6-0/201
Big time hitter who can take plays head on.
44. Jarrell McKinneyDetroit (Mich.) Cooley  
OLB | 6-5/220
Great athlete, still very raw, but offers possibilities as an edge rusher. Needs to add weight
45. Joey KerridgeTraverse City (Mich.) St. Francis 
FB | 6-1/230
High school halfback could play a variety of roles in college, and has surprising agility and pass catching ability for a big man
46. Joshua TaylorSouth Haven (Mich.)  
RB | 5-10/190
Came on strong at the Michigan State camp. Nicely built kid who can catch the ball
47. Ryan GriffinAnn Arbor (Mich.) Pioneer 
CB | 5-9/159
Still waiting on his first offer, but performed very well at camps this summer. Good coverage technique and not afraid to get in people's faces
48. Brandon TammaroDetroit (Mich.) Catholic Central 
DE | 6-3/230
Hard working edge rusher with good technique and quickness
49. Deondre HoganLivonia (Mich.) Clarenceville  
OLB | 6-0/220
Missed a season, but athleticism and good sophomore film has earned him offers
50. Kishon WilcherDetroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 
WR | 5-8/160
Blazing speed, and good hands has this high school running back slated for the slot in college
51. Kenny RogersHolt (Mich.)Central Michigan 
OT | 6-6/260
Solid lineman with good size should see even more offers start to come his way
52. Desmond MorganHolland (Mich.) West Ottawa 
MLB | 6-1/225
Physical kid who could also play fullback in college, and has a handful of offers
53. Marques StevensonLake Orion (Mich.) 
RB | 5-8/180
Undersized, but quick, has good feet, and can catch the ball out of the backfield
54. Courtney WilliamsMelvindale (Mich.) 
S | 6-2/210
Thick build, good strength and good football sense. The question is what position is he?
55. Justin CurrieBig Rapids (Mich.)Western Michigan
S | 6-1/190
Good size, and shows good ability in to man to man coverage against backs and tight ends
56. Anthony JohnsonSterling Heights (Mich.) Parkway  
WR | 6-4/185
Tall, athletic kid plays running back in high school, but at 6'3, is likely a college receiver
57. Zak BieleckiMacomb (Mich.) Lutheran North  
S | /
Has done well this summer at cornerback and safety. Very solid in coverage and has good size
58. Da'Shawn BellInkster (Mich.) 
RB | 5-9/162
Quick straight ahead runner who does not waste a lot of time hesitating and has good hands
59. Ryan MorleyGrand Blanc (Mich.) 
QB | 6-1/170
Smart, accurate passer who needs to fill out still
60. Bryce HallMelvindale (Mich.)  
OG | 6-3/270
Can play on either side of the ball. Is raw, but has talent.
Last updated: 8/20/10