Things are clicking in Ann Arbor with Michigan riding back-to-back B1G titles and College Football Playoff appearances. While a national title has eluded Jim Harbaugh’s squad, the Wolverines have not rested on their laurels while trying to improve the roster.

In the most recent transfer window, Michigan landed a total of 7 players. That group includes a number of players with starting experience that are expected to be plug-and-play contributors in 2023.

In a recent piece, ESPN broke down the top newcomers for the top 25 teams in the country. When it comes to the Wolverines, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg went with ex-Nebraska linebacker Ernest Hausmann as the top-impact newcomer for the program.

Here’s what Rittenberg had to say about Hausmann’s potential for impact in 2023:

Don’t be surprised if linebacker Ernest Hausmann has a similar effect for the Wolverines’ defense, which struggled in the CFP semifinal loss to TCU. Hausmann started seven games as a true freshman at Nebraska, recording 54 tackles with a sack and a fumble recovery. He joins a linebacker group led by top tackler Junior Colson and talented rusher Jaylen Harrell but still wants more reliable options. Hausmann fills a clear need for Michigan in 2023.

While Hausmann should be a regular piece in the middle of the defense, former Coastal Carolina Edge prospect Josaiah Stewart also steps into the defense with big expectations. In 2 seasons with the Chanticleers, Stewart posted 26 TFL and 16.5 sacks.