Dymonte Thomas, DB, 6’1”, 190 lbs
Dymonte Thomas was a star safety, just months ago taking on his first collegiate spring experience. He has since moved into the nickelback and corner role for the Wolverines, and has been very consistent throughout spring.
The Wolverines defense is looking for playmakers in the secondary to make up the gap left with the departure of Jordan Kovacs. Thomas is a factor heading into the spring game.
Look for Thomas to be brought along in the nickelback formation during the spring game and throughout 2013.
Taco Charlton, DE, 6’6”, 265 lbs.
Taco Charlton has been making a name for himself this spring with defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. Mattison recently had this to say to the media about Charlton (h/t MLive.com):
Sometimes I look at him and I say, "You’re too big to play." This is a young man that’s 6-6, 270 pounds. He’s getting some valuable reps.
The good thing for Taco is he gets to see two guys that are veterans that kind of know how to play it, and he gets to see what’s right or wrong and so he can learn a little quicker.
The two veterans are Frank Clark and Mario Ojemudia, and both are helping bring along the rising defensive star. Look for Charlton to get a lot of looks in the spring game as the Wolverines look to build depth for 2013.
Charlton is a name to watch as a true freshman this fall.