Spring position preview: Wide receiver

They were two receivers hampered by scheme switches and injuries, but the departures of Junior Hemingway and Martavious Odoms from Michigan will hurt more than most people realize.

Hemingway was the big target with great timing and jumping ability who would often bail out quarterback Denard Robinson. Odoms was the sure-handed receiver with some speed who ended up being the Wolverines' best return man.

Then there's Darryl Stonum, who was supposed to lead this group. Instead, he's off the team following another violation of team rules.

Combined, they present a big loss for Michigan as the Wolverines have a lot of young, unproven talent that needs to make a jump during the spring.