Michigans Offensive Playmakers In '09

Bennett KaplanCorrespondent IJanuary 28, 2009

Lets take a look at who is going to be making plays for Michigan on offense in 2009.

1. WR

Greg Mathews—Mathews proved that he could be Michigan's top receiver in 2008 and returning for his senior year, will lead Michigan in receiving statistics in 2009.

Martavious Odoms—Odoms, having a decent year as a freshman, will breakout in 2009, along with Mathews, to create a great 1-2 tandem at wide-out.

Junior Hemmingway—Although he was limited in touches in '08, Hemmingway will be given a little more attention in 2009 and put up solid numbers.                        

Darryl Stonum—Stonum started 10 games in 2008 as a freshman, and will as well be given more attention in the passing game, as he will be in his sophomore year.

2. QB

Tate Forcier—Forcier, the incoming freshman likely to start, has dead on accuracy and speed to make plays out of the pocket. Look for him to have a very good season in 2009.

Steven Threet—Although Threet lacked consistency in 2008, he will be given a fair shot at the starting position come the preseason.

3. RB

Brandon Minor—Minor, who had multiple amazing performances in 2008, is the clearest shot at starter, after hyped up YouTube phenomenon Sam McGuffie transferred.

Michael Shaw—It is being said that if Minor does not perform, Shaw will be right in there to replace Minor. Shaw has blistering up-field speed, with the ability to make defenders miss tackles.

Michigan has all the right pieces on offense for 2009, and it is up to the rest of the team to complete the puzzle.