Craig Roh: Break Out Season for Michigan

By Doug Ross

Coming off the heels of a disappointing season, Craig Roh is back to where he is most comfortable, the defensive line.  Last year Roh played a hybrid line backing position in which he was asked to stay out in coverage.  This year Roh’s main focus will be to sack the quarterback, likely his biggest prowess.  Last season Roh did not progress from a statistics standpoint, but a lot of that has been attributed to the scheme he played in.  Let’s chalk last season up for an aberration.  Back in his high school days he used to terrorize the opposing backfields recording double digit sacks in his junior and senior years, as well as over 90 tackles for a loss!  Now entering his junior year, Roh has filled out in a big way.  He entered Michigan listed at 6’5 230 pounds; he’s now 39 pounds to his gaudy frame.  If he’s maintained his 4.5 40 speed, then there is no ceiling for this season.  After his freshman campaign he was awarded to the 1st team freshmen all-Big Ten team.  If utilized correctly, and it has been reported that he will be, Roh should have 1st team all-Big Ten in his sights.

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