Most teams would be in big trouble with the loss of their best defensive player, but Michigan isn't like most teams.
Its best defensive player, Jake Ryan, did indeed go down to injury, but that just means the next guys in line need to step up.
Even without Ryan, this linebacking core should still be very good. Why? Mainly because of the young talent that has been stockpiled at the position over the last year or so.
Here's a closer look at arguably the most talented position on this entire Michigan team.
As a side note, I'm not going to get into the specifics of the MIKE, WILL and SAM positions, because it has been reiterated countless times that the three best linebackers will play regardless of individual position.