Michigan defensive lineman Chris Jenkins will return to the Wolverines in 2023.
The return of the 6-foot-3-inch, 285-pound D-lineman makes more sense with Magi Smith heading pro.
“Last year wasn’t good enough,” Jenkins said in a statement. “It’s time to finish the unfinished business.”
Jenkins is a versatile player who moves between the edge of the line and the inside. The hybrid nature of his game is especially valuable in a defensive plan like Michigan, which likes to put players in and out with a high degree of regularity.
Jenkins is now a veteran of a group that includes players like Mason Graham, Rayshaun Benny and Kenneth Grant. He’s a smart player with a positive attitude and his leadership will shine in 2023.
Jenkins has appeared in 29 games for Michigan so far, starting 18 of them. Jenkins had his most productive year in 2022, with two sacks he racked up 54 tackles (29 solo). Jenkins’ output could be even higher next year as Magismith heads into his NFL. Returning was a smart decision for Jenkins and could really strengthen his draft stock in a solid 2023 campaign.