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Michigan defensive line ranked best in country

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With No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary, Michigan’s defensive line ranks No. 1 in the nation.

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The defensive line of Michigan is expected to be one of the best in the country, but Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports believes that the Maize and Blue will have No. 1 front line over Alabama, Utah, Missouri, Texas A&M, Florida State, LSU, Clemson, Ole Miss, Ohio State and Houston.

"This is a young group that blossomed last year and should be special in 2016,” Feldman of FOX Sports said. “New DC Don Brown comes from Boston College and inherits a huge, talented group up front. And that could be a scary mix. 'What he does from a schematic standpoint -- because he's so outside the box with the way that he packages his pressures where they're bringing five, six every snap -- trying to get ready for all that stuff in one week's time is a bitch," one veteran offensive line coach said. "The scheme will definitely help their production."

Willie Henry was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He is the only player from the 2015 offensive line to depart. Michigan will return Chris Wormley, Ryan Glasgow, Haurice Hurst, Bryan Mone and Taco Charlton, who should start on the front. 6-foot-5, 295-pound lineman Rashan Gary should play a huge role as a freshman.

Gary, from Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey, was the No. 1 overall player in the Class of 2016. He picked Michigan over 29 other schools and is said to be one of the best defensive lineman in years.