Donovan Peoples-Jones Wishes Offensive Line Could Catch Passes, Let Him Block

donovan peoples-jones michigan wide receiver (Isaiah Hole / WolverinesWire)

Donovan Peoples-Jones Wishes Offensive Line Could Catch Passes, Let Him Block

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Donovan Peoples-Jones Wishes Offensive Line Could Catch Passes, Let Him Block

Donovan Peoples-Jones imagines a world where a player like center Cesar Ruiz could make a catch on a pass from quarterback Shea Patterson.

In order to help get Ruiz down the field, Peoples-Jones would throw out a block or two.

The reality of it is those imaginations will likely never come true, but the Michigan sophomore wide receiver truly appreciates what his offensive line does for him – and wishes he could return the favor.

“The O-line is blocking for me,” Peoples-Jones said. “I wish the O-line could catch a route, and I could block for them.”

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Cesar Ruiz, Ben Bredeson and Jon Runyan work the Michigan offensive line against Notre Dame. (Isaiah Hole / WolverinesWire)

Peoples-Jones, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound pass catcher, has 39 receptions for 541 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

Once again, he said the fruits of his own labor are due to offensive line coach Ed Warinner’s group.

“They give Shea enough time to deliver his passes, even with the running backs in their protection,” Peoples-Jones added. “They’re helping me get open.

“So, you know, anything I can do to help them, help anyone else on the team, I’m willing to do.”

Michigan’s offensive line consists of Jon Runyan Jr. at left tackle, Ben Bredeson at left guard, Ruiz at center, Michael Onwenu at right guard and Juwann Bushell-Beatty at right tackle. Other top players at those positions include Jalen Mayfield, Joel Honigford, Stephen Spanellis and Andrew Stueber.

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