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Michigan Wolverines 2015 Position Overview: Wide Receivers

Michigan has a lot of options at wide receiver with not a lot of experience.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan's offense has had a laundry list of issues over the last few seasons. One of the bigger one's has been the lack of an efficient passing attack.

The track record says that Jim Harbaugh and staff will find a quarterback that can get the job done, but a big key to that will be who emerges at wide receiver

Without further ado, let's take a look at what the Wolverines have at the position:

Jehu Chesson, Junior

6-3 | 207 lbs. | St. Louis, MO.

Chesson has been active on the field in a special teams role, but has yet to break out in terms of the passing game and has to be better at holding onto the catch.

He is a big target with good speed and a chip on his shoulder. At times, he has shown the ability to be a good blocker in the run game, but the Wolverines will depend on him for more than just intangibles this year. Chesson has the tools, now it is time to put it all together.

Career Stats: 29 catches, 375 yards, one touchdown

Amara Darboh, Junior

6-2 | 216 lbs. | Des Moines, IA.

Darboh had a career year last season and emerged as a semi-reliable part of the passing game after missing 2013 with an injury.

He does a lot of things well. Not necessarily a burner by any means, but has good speed and solid hands. Darboh would have to be considered the number-one receiver for this team where we stand today.

Career Stats: 36 catches, 473 yards, two touchdowns

Freddy Canteen, Sophomore

6-1 | 185 lbs. | Wilmington, DE.

Canteen saw limited work in the slot a year ago following an impressive showing throughout 2014's spring practice sessions.

He very well could be in for a breakout year, as could a lot of guys on the roster, but he is as talented as anyone in the wide receiver corps. We will see what happens with him, but he can be an effective slot receiver given his skill set.

Career Stats: 5 catches, 22 yards, one touchdown

Drake Harris, Redshirt Freshman

6-4 | 175 lbs. | Grand Rapids, MI.

Harris is an extremely intriguing young player for the Wolverines. He missed all of last season dealing with various injuries, but all reports out of the off-season seem to indicate that he is healthy and ready to go for the Wolverines.

If he can stay on the field, Harris could be a key depth piece at the position. Much is still expected of him, given his accolades coming out of high school, but he still could be a year or two away.

Career Stats: N/A

Maurice Ways, Redshirt Freshman

6-4 | 205 lbs. | Beverly Hills, MI.

Ways, a member of the 2014 recruiting class, redshirted last season, but had a solid showing throughout the spring and could end up as a possible redzone target for Michigan.

He is a taller target and has the ability to go up and grab the ball at its highest point, so he definitely could be called on when the offense gets inside the 20-yard line. It will be interesting to see what he does throughout fall camp.

Career Stats: N/A

Brian Cole, Freshman

6-2 | 200 lbs. | Saginaw, MI.

Cole enrolled early along with Alex Malzone in January and took part in spring football with the team. He assimilated well and could definitely see early playing time as a freshman. He is still a bit raw as a receiver, but he is dangerous with the ball in his hands and we will see how ready he is for the college game when the season kicks off in less than a month.

Career Stats: N/A

Other WRs: Brad Anlauf (Jr.), Bo Dever (Jr.), Jaron Dukes (So.), Da'Mario Jones (Jr.), Grant Perry (Fr.), Kenneth Sloss (Jr.), Jack Wangler (So.)