What Happened to the Class of 2002?

The class of 2002 was ranked 19th overall by Scout.com & 16th overall by Rivals.com

The Michigan Wolverines Recruiting Class of 2002:

Pos. Name High School ScoutProfile RivalsProfile
QB Matt Gutierrez De La Salle (CA) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
RB Pierre Rembert Cudahy (WI) rating rating rating rating rating rating
WR Jason Avant Chicago Carver (IL) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
WR Carl Tabb Ann Arbor Huron (MI) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
TE Kevin Murphy Forest Hills Central (MI) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
OL Mike Kolodziej Joliet (IL) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
OL Mark Bihl Washington Court House (OH) rating rating rating rating rating rating
OL Tom Berishaj Sterling Heights Stevenson (MI) rating rating rating rating rating rating
OL Rueben Riley Grand Rapids Creston (MI) rating rating rating
DT Gabriel Watson Southfield (MI) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
DT Larry Harrison Detroit King (MI) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
DE Rondell Biggs Lathrup (MI) rating rating rating
LB Jeremy Van Alstyne Center Grove (IN) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
LB David Harris Ottawa Hills (MI) rating rating rating
LB Brian Thompson Saginaw Nouvel (MI) rating rating rating
LB Obi Oluigbo Episcopal (VA) rating rating rating
LB Paul Sarantos Portage Northern (MI) rating rating rating
DB Greg Cooper Flint Northern (MI) rating rating rating rating
DB Darnell Hood Harper Woods Gallagher (MI) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
DB Willis Barringer Toledo Scott (OH) rating rating rating rating rating rating
ATH Steve Breaston Woodland Hills (PA) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating
ATH Quinton McCoy Valley Christian (AZ) rating rating rating rating rating rating rating rating

Made it to the NFL:

Steve Breaston – Rushed 42 time for 321 yards; scored 2 touchdowns. Caught 156 passes for 1,696 yards; scored 10 touchdowns. Also returned 5 kickoffs and punts for touchdowns during his Michigan career. Drafted in the 5th Rd. of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

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Fantasy Outlooks on Avant & Manningham

I admit that in my two fantasy football drafts so far this year I did not draft Jason Avant or Mario Manningham. But my ears perked up when I heard these glowing observations of two former Wolverines.

Nate Ravitz on Jason Avant during the August 25th episode of the ESPN Fantasy Focus Football Podcast:

”If were not going to see Steve Smith or Jeremy Maclin at the start of the season. The opportunities increase for Jason Avant. Avant caught 41 passes last year and Philadelphia starts the season with two road games in domes against St. Louis and Atlanta. Especially in PPR formats, you can even start Avant at the beginning of the season. Avant has been a solid player in his career, has a decent big body. Even though he has been dealing with tendinitis in his knees, it hasn’t bothered him to much.”

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