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Michigan Football 2015 Depth Chart Preview: Wide Receivers

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Guessing how the depth chart will shake out at wide receiver is like taking a shot in the dark right now, but we're giving it a shot.

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Earlier today, MnB took a peek at what options Michigan has at the wide receiver position. Now, it's time to stack them up.

1a. Amara Darboh, Senior (6-2, 216)

Darboh has shown the most out of the wide receivers currently in the roster, so one would expect him to be the number-one option on the outside, at least to start.

He is a well-rounded wide receiver that does a lot of things well, so if he stays healthy he will certainly be a key part of the passing game.

1b. Jehu Chesson, Junior (6-3, 207)

Chesson is a bigger, faster target that can be a nice compliment to Darboh if he is able to tweak some areas of his game. He has had a case of the drops at times and needs to run better routes, but he gives the Wolverines an upperclassman option that can be a solid player when given the opportunity to shine.

Slot 1. Freddy Canteen, Sophomore (6-1, 185)

Canteen had a nice spring last year, but did not do much when the regular season rolled around for a few reasons.

The training wheels are off and he will be expected to be a nice option in the middle of the field for whoever starts at quarterback. Canteen is a good route-runner and should be in for an expanded role this season.

Slot 2. Brian Cole, Freshman (6-2, 200)

Cole is definitely player that could earn some early playing time in his true freshman season. He may have the most upside of any player in this position group and is dangerous with the ball in his hands. Still will need some work catching the ball, but a good camp could put him in position to be a WR3/4.

2a. Drake Harris, Redshirt Freshman (6-4, 175)

Harris sat out last season due to injury, but all reports indicate he is healthy and ready to roll for the 2015 season. Health is a huge key here, but if he can stay on the field and play to his ability, he could rocket right up the depth chart.

2b. Maurice Ways, Redshirt Freshman (6-4, 205)

Ways is a taller target who has added muscle to his frame and looks the part of a college wide receiver. A good camp for him could vault him up the chart, just like Harris.

Things are extremely wide open for all of the wide receivers. Any of the guys on this list could potentially fill any of the slots. We will see what happens soon.

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