Michigan Wolverines Football: Roy Roundtree Will Dominate in 2012

Nick HeebshCorrespondent IIApril 26, 2012

Notre Dame at Michigan 2011
Notre Dame at Michigan 2011

With the graduation of leading receiver Junior Hemingway, Roy Roundtree will be the dominant receiver for the Wolverines in 2012. He has a knack for making good catches in traffic, and his route-running has improved dramatically during spring play as well.

He is perhaps the most improved player on Michigan's roster this spring. His all-around abilities seem sharper and more honed. If you add into the mix Denard Robinson's improved passing skills, you've got a deadly combination. 

Roundtree will create cushions around himself in the secondary with his excellent double move, and Robinson will be able to hit him for good gains. Expect Roundtree to be the No. 1 receiver despite the excellent efforts of players like Gallon, Dileo and J. Robinson. 

Over the past few years, Big Ten secondaries have not been anything to scream about. This season doesn't seem to be shaping up any better. Roundtree will be able to exploit weaker corners and make big plays. 

Additionally, he will continue to be the clutch guy in the end zone when the game is on the line. The most shining example of his skills in this department is his excellent game-winner against Notre Dame in 2011 (pictured).