Every day here at Your Best 11, we are counting down to the start of the regular season with our Top 150 players for the 2012 season.
No. 105: Roy Roundtree, No. 12, Michigan, Wide Receiver
The 6'0" 180-pound wide receiver has been a solid ball player for the Michigan Wolverines over his three seasons in Ann Arbor.
His career numbers include 123 receptions and over 1,700 yards to go with his 12 touchdowns. He is a sure handed, shifty wide receiver that has a knack for getting open and the ability to run away from defenders. The rising senior is great in the screen game, not afraid to make himself a target across the middle and go up to get the football.
With Junior Hemingway headed to the NFL, Roundtree will again be one of the primary targets for Denard Robinson and that means bigger numbers in year two under Al Borges.
While the career for Roundtree has been solid as a whole, last season was a major step back for the receiver. He only caught 19 footballs, a year after leading the Wolverines with 72 catches.
Brady Hoke coming to town was great for everyone but Roundtree's numbers, it seemed, and while winning games has been great, his decreased role was noticeable. His skill set did not mesh well with the new attack, and until he can find a way to mesh his skills with the coaching staff's plan, the Wolverines are not maximizing his talent.
Roundtree is a gifted ball player: a guy that was an honorable mention freshman All-American, a member of the All-Big Ten freshman team and a second team All-Big Ten player in his career.
The Wolverines need his production, and he is a guy that Borges can ill-afford to allow to languish in their new scheme.
Expect Roundtree to rebound because this is his last rodeo in Ann Arbor. There is room for Roundtree to break back into the All-Big Ten ranks; guys like AJ Jenkins, Marvin McNutt, BJ Cunningham and Nick Toon are no longer playing ball in the conference.
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