|Name, Jersey #||Michael Barrett # 23|
|School (Code)||University of Michigan (MIUN)|
|DOB, Class Yr||12/21/1999, 6th year (Graduate Student)|
|Height, Weight||6000, 239e|
|40 Yd Dash||4.50e|
|Arms, Hands||32 3/8e, 8 3/8e|
|Honors/Captainship||All-Big Ten selection (third team, coaches, honorable mention, media, 2022) Team’s Most Improved Player on Defense (2022)|
|Season Viewed (yr)||2022|
|Games Watched||Purdue, Iowa, Nebraska|
|Scout Name / Date||Paul “PJ” Hardaway, 9/17/2023|
Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)
|2023||4 GP/ 10 Solo, 7 Asst, 17 Tot, 0 TFL-Yds, 0 Sacks-Yds, 0 Int, 0 PD, 0 FF. 1 FR, 0 BLK|
|2022||14 GP/ 37 Solo, 35 Asst, 72 Tot, 5-39 TFL-Yds, 3.5-36 Sacks-Yds, 0 Int, 1 PD, 0 FF. 0 FR, 0 BLK|
|2021||14 GP/ 10 Solo, 10 Asst, 20 Tot, 2-6 TFL-Yds, 1-4 Sacks-Yds, 2 Int, 3 PD, 0 FF. 0 FR, 0 BLK|
|2020||6 GP/ 25 Solo, 19 Asst, 44 Tot, 2-9 TFL-Yds, 1-5 Sacks-Yds, 0 Int, 0 PD, 1 FF. 0 FR, 0 BLK|
|2019||13 GP/ 5 Solo, 2 Asst, 7 Tot,|
|2018||2 GP (Redshirt)|
5-year letterman, 3-year starter who has played in 57 career games and has 28 starts under his belt. Recruited out of Lowndes HS in Valdosta, GA where he set multiple school records as a QB. Transitioned to a full-time role on defense in 2020 after spending his first couple seasons as a special teams contributor. Possesses an athletically thick build of a body. Exhibits an aggressive play style when engaging OL at the LOS off the edge or interior, getting square and maintaining good pad level with proper hand placement. Showcases good ability getting depth and covering runners in space. Closes space fast, attacks gaps to assist in constricting running lanes. Displays good ability hustling from mid-point of defense avoiding traffic to pursue and run down the runner to the sideline with ease. Shows solid hip movement from start to finish with solid COD and awareness to pinpoint and eliminate cut back lanes. Has good play recognition, gets himself and teammates into position verbally during pre-snap on blitzes and communicates well post snap when dropping and gaining depth in coverage. Does encounter athletic blocking tight ends and fails to shed block and finish tackles at POA. Over aggressive at times when in run support, makes wrong gap reads at times and loses sight of runner due to getting lost in traffic. Does not do well vs agile RBs in open space, pad level is high and late coming to balance when it’s time to sink hips in order to keep in front of runner. Not much of an impact vs pulling guards at point of attack at the second level, gets washed out the play when coming down hill.
4-3 or 4-2-5 defense dropping into coverage as a hybrid linebacker coming down in the box and covering TEs in the slot and RBs leaking out from the backfield.
An athletically versatile linebacker that can put stress on the LOS off the edge and drop back into coverage with ease, coupled with solid man coverage vs TEs and RBs.