Ricky Barnum arrived at Michigan as the No. 4 guard in the class of 2008, but it still took him three years before he became a starter.
Offensive guard Patrick Omameh was committed to play at Cincinnati before a late switch to Michigan that worked out for him and the Wolverines.
Center David Molk wasn't going to go out feeling like he had during his first couple of seasons at Michigan. So he took it upon himself to make sure the transition from Rich Rodriguez to Brady Hoke didn't cause any major problems.
Defensive tackle Will Heininger made the journey from walk-on to starter as a senior, but an injury cost him his final game, the Sugar Bowl.