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Quick Analysis: What 2016 Linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse Brings to Michigan Football

The Wolverines nab a thumper to fill one of the much-needed spots at linebacker in this class.

Class of 2016 linebacker Elysee Mbem-Bosse (Ellenwood, Georgia) announced his commitment to the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday night.

Mbem-Bosse is a three-star prospect and the 17th-ranked inside linebacker in the class, according to 247's Composite ranking system.

Michigan badly needed to rebuild its linebacker corps in this class with signee Devin Bush Jr. as the only for-sure thing where we stand today. Jonathan Jones no longer appears to be a sure thing, while the same can be said for Dytarious Johnson.

The good news is that they appear to have a pretty solid middle linebacker prospect here in Mbem-Bosse.

The thing that stands out the most about him is just how big he is prior to even getting into a college weight program. Mbem-Bosse stands at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds. He uses that weight, too. Of all the linebackers I have looked at in this class, he is one of the most physical.

He plays downhill and has the look of a very good run-stuffing linebacker at the next level. He is not an amazing sideline-to-sideline athlete by any means, but his physicality and nose for the football make him a good fit at the middle linebacker position.

As a tackler, this is a prospect that plays through the whistle and finishes violently.

He has to improve in pass coverage and get better at reading his keys. It is probably going to take some time for him to completely adjust to the college game, regardless of how physically developed he already is.

Mbem-Bosse looks like a prospect that in a few years or so could step in and be a solid starter at the linebacker position.

He may not end up being an all-conference performer, but certainly has the look of a reliable two-year starter who begins his career as a special teams contributor.