Expectations will be high for the Michigan Wolverines this year as Jim Harbaugh and Shea Patterson lead them into this fall. While the offense has stability due to several starters returning, the defense lost a plethora of playmakers to the NFL Draft.
Michigan has huge holes to fill this season as it’s without Rashan Gary, Devin Bush and Chase Winovich. All three players were stars during their time in Ann Arbor.
Luckily for Harbaugh, his most recent addition to the defense is already showing they can be an immediate contributor.
Former Central Michigan defensive end Mike Danna joined Michigan this summer as a graduate transfer. He finished his redshirt junior season with 8.5 sacks and 65 total tackles.
Harbaugh talked about Danna on his “Attack Each Day” podcast, raving about the upperclassman’s work ethic. Via MLive:
“His work ethic has been outstanding,” Harbaugh said on his “Attack Each Day” podcast. “He carries himself like he’s on a mission — to make Michigan great and to make himself great. He’s got a lot of power. More than we thought. He’s underpromising and overdelivering right now.”
Danna has the chance to improve his draft stock at Michigan, while also playing for a team capable of making the College Football Playoff.
Even though Danna didn’t get an early jump on his move to the Wolverines, he is making the most of his reps with his new team.