Michigan Quietly Has One of the Best WR Trios in the Country

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 06: Donovan Peoples-Jones #9 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a second half touchdown with Nico Collins #4 while playing the Maryland Terrapins on October 6, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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You don't have to be a college football expert to wrap your head around the fact that Michigan's offense has held the program back over the years. However, 2019 could just be the year that the Wolverines' O finally gives their generally beastly defense some long overdue support.

Jim Harbaugh's offense is returning several essential starters and early reports have indicated that new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis has Shea Patterson and Co. humming in early spring scrimmages and practices.

And what will absolutely help the cause is the potential of Michigan's receiving corps, which just might be the best in the biz.

Can somebody please explain to us why this notion hasn't been brought up sooner? Donovan Peoples-Jones emerged as Patterson's favorite target in 2018, recording 47 catches for 612 yards and 8 touchdowns.

And with Tarik Black missing most of the season due to injury, Nico Collins stepped up big time for the Wolverines, finishing with 38 receptions for 632 yards and 6 scores.

Black has suffered two devastating injuries during his time in Ann Arbor thus far. However, he's healthy and reportedly looking better than ever and is expected to be a full-go for Week 1.

Harbaugh's defensive wizardry now has a proper offensive mind to lead the charge on the other side of the ball, and in a perfect world, DPJ, Black, and Collins will give Big Ten defenses FITS all season long. They certainly have the talent to do so.

Unleash the beast(s), Coach Gattis.