So the Wolverines' secondary looks good. Really good.
Raymon Taylor, Blake Countess, that Jabrill kid—no need to worry much, right?
But with so much talent, there are bound to be a few on the bubble. Dymonte Thomas is probably one of those guys. However, the big hitter can play safety and corner (and probably linebacker in some cases), making him a valuable component to Curt Mallory's backfield.
In terms of defensive strength, the secondary is right there with the linebackers. That's due to depth, and having guys such as Thomas probably makes Greg Mattison sleep well.
In his collegiate debut, Thomas blocked a punt that resulted in a touchdown for Joe Reynolds against Central Michigan. That should have been more than enough to gain attention. Sure, it was against the Chippewas, but it was an impressive play.
And by a true freshman, at that.
Everyone's caught up with "Jabrill this...Jabrill that," and that's fine. Peppers deserves credit. But don't sleep on Thomas, who could absolutely be one of Michigan's top performers this fall.
Or the rest of the secondary, for that matter.