After initially declaring for the NFL Draft when it looked like there wasn’t going to be a Big Ten season, redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield decided to return to Michigan when the season was reinstated. He still had to clear some hurdles in order to return to the field after missing practice and school for more than two weeks, and as of Saturday night, that’s exactly what happened.

The 6-5, 320-pounder instantly makes Michigan’s offensive line exponentially better and brings 13 starts, a lot of athleticism and some much needed leadership to a very inexperienced group.

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