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Out of the Blue: Drafting the best individual Michigan performances in a special crossover episode

Jared and Andy welcome Matt and Michael from The Big House Bleachers Podcast for a fun draft of Michigan’s recent standout performances.

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This week on Out of the Blue, Jared and Andy welcome a pair of special guests to talk about the Michigan Wolverines this week. Matt Hartwell and Michael Smeltzer of The Big House Bleachers Podcast join the show for a fun team-style draft.

  • Quick hits: Superlatives for Matt and Michael asking the hard-hitting questions, like which Wolverines goes first in the 2024 NFL Draft? Who was more handsome in their prime, De Niro or Pacino? And more!
  • Time to draft! It is Jared/Andy vs. Matt/Michael. Here are the rules: a snake style draft of the best individual Michigan performances from the last ten years (2013-22). The teams will be drafting players into six categories: two QB performances, two RB performances, two WR/TE performances, four defensive performances (two front 7, two secondary), and one wild card performance.
  • Be sure to listen and vote who you think won. To see their complete teams, scroll down to vote.

Quarterback performances

Jared/Andy: 2015 Jake Rudock vs. Indiana; 2022 JJ McCarthy vs. Ohio State

Matt/Michael: 2013 Devin Gardner vs. Indiana; 2013 Devin Gardner vs. Ohio State

Running back performances

Jared/Andy: 2021 Hassan Haskins vs. Ohio State; 2022 Donovan Edwards vs. Ohio State

Matt/Michael: 2022 Blake Corum vs. Maryland; 2017 Karan Higdon vs. Minnesota

Wide Receiver/Tight end performances

Jared/Andy: 2022 Cornelius Johnson vs. Ohio State; 2015 Jehu Chesson vs. Indiana

Matt/Michael: 2013 Jeremy Gallon vs. Indiana; 2016 Amara Darboh vs. Michigan State

Defensive performances

Jared/Andy: 2017 Khaleke Hudson vs. Minnesota; 2018 Devin Bush vs. Michigan State; 2021 David Ojabo vs. Wisconsin; 2022 Mikey Sainristil vs. Ohio State

Matt/Michael: 2021 Aidan Hutchinson vs. Ohio State; 2022 Will Johnson vs. Purdue; 2021 Aidan Hutchinson vs. Penn State; 2016 Jourdan Lewis vs. Wisconsin

Wild card performance

Jared/Andy: 2022 Jake Moody vs. Illinois

Matt/Michael: 2016 Jabrill Peppers vs. Michigan State


Who won the draft?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    (12 votes)
  • 33%
    (6 votes)
18 votes total Vote Now

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