Regardless of whether you’re a fan of him, Grant Perry will be a crucial member of the Michigan football team this coming season.
With his legal troubles a thing of the past, Perry’s time to shine is now. Michigan’s receiving unit lost so much talent after the 2016 season, so Perry is looking to be one of the top targets for Michigan quarterbacks and a key part of the offense.
While the wide receivers may be a thinner unit on the offense, the competition will be tight. The freshman-heavy group will be dependent on one of the upperclassmen to emerge as the leader. The options for this role will be either Grant Perry or Moe Ways, who are a junior and senior, respectively.
Although he only had 13 receptions in 2016, Perry will be the go-to man at the slot receiver position. As a freshman in 2015, Perry had the ability to learn Jim Harbaugh’s offense for a situation such as this.
The roadblock ahead of the junior wideout is his lack of reps from the time he missed in spring ball, and the amount of practice he has missed throughout this summer.
Now that the University of Michigan has deemed that Perry has served enough punishment for his actions in East Lansing, he will be the biggest factor in determining his role this year for Michigan.
If he can perform, he will play. If not, he will fall into the depths of the talent of freshman behind him.
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