Report: Michigan OL Jalen Mayfield reversing course, opting back in for 2020 season
More big news is coming Michigan’s way. The team’s top offensive lineman is opting back in on the 2020 season.
The Wolverine reported on Friday that Jalen Mayfield, who had previously opted out of the 2020 season and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, has decided to rejoin the team. He is a huge piece of Michigan’s offensive line, which lost several key members at the end of the 2019 campaign.
Michigan lost four offensive linemen from last year’s squad to the NFL Draft. If Mayfield departed, the Wolverines would be ushering in an entirely new front line for the upcoming season.
News on Mayfield comes after defensive back Ambry Thomas told SiriusXM Radio that, if he’s permitted to rejoin the team, he’ll consider playing for the Wolverines in 2020, as well.
“I was always hopeful that the season would come,” Mayfield said when he made his decision to declare for the draft. “I had pretty big goals set for this year. I was planning on at least attempting to reach those goals this year.”
Mayfield, a 6-foot-5, 320-pound offensive lineman is entering his junior season with the Wolverines in 2020. He appeared in 16 games through his first two seasons in Ann Arbor, making 13 starts at right tackle.