Redshirt Senior Jake Ryan, Linebacker
Hometown: St. Ignatius HS; Westlake, OH
Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 236 lbs.
Three Things To Know About Jake
1. He can do things like this:
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2. I mean, this isn't even fair.
3. Now, Jake will be playing middle linebacker in Michigan's new-look 4-3 over defense. The move is designed to make Ryan a factor on every play and keep teams from being able to run away from him or spread him out with three- and four-wide sets. This new defense will also highlight his skills as a blitzer, as Mattison looks hellbent on amping up the pressure with a variety of blitzes from everywhere. Jake Ryan screaming up the A-gap? Every quarterback's worst nightmare.