Michigan’s NFL Draft History

Michigan’s NFL Draft History


April 28, 2018

Jabrill Peppers (image via Cleveland Browns)

Probably like many of you, I occasionally have a hankering for some Michigan NFL Draft history. Below you will find (as far as I’m aware) every pro draft pick in the history of Michigan’s football program going all the way back to 1937.

Michigan’s only two #1 overall NFL Draft picks are Jake Long in 2008 and Tom Harmon in 1941.

2018
3rd round: Mason Cole – C – Arizona Cardinals (#97 overall)
5th round: Maurice Hurst, Jr. – DT – Oakland Raiders (#140 overall)

2017
1st round: Jabrill Peppers – S – Cleveland Browns (#25 overall)
1st round: Taco Charlton – DE – Dallas Cowboys (#28 overall)
3rd round: Chris Wormley – DT – Baltimore Ravens (#74 overall)
3rd round: Jourdan Lewis – CB – Dallas Cowboys (#92 overall)
3rd round: Delano Hill – S – Seattle Seahawks (#95 overall)
3rd round: Amara Darboh – WR – Seattle Seahawks (#106 overall)
4th round: Ben Gedeon – LB – Minnesota Vikings (#120 overall)
4th round: Ryan Glasgow – DT – Cincinnati Bengals (#138 overall)
4th round: Jehu Chesson – WR – Kansas City Chiefs (#139 overall)
5th round: Jake Butt – TE – Denver Broncos (#145 overall)
6th round: Jeremy Clark – CB – New York Jets (#197 overall)

2016
3rd round: Graham Glasgow – C – Detroit Lions (#95 overall)
4th round: Willie Henry – DT – Baltimore Ravens (#132 overall)
6th round: Jake Rudock – QB – Detroit Lions (#191 overall)

2015
2nd round: Devin Funchess – WR – Carolina Panthers (#41 overall)
2nd round: Frank Clark – DE – Seattle Seahawks (#63 overall)
4th round: Jake Ryan – LB – Green Bay Packers (#129 overall)

2014
1st round: Taylor Lewan – OT – Tennessee Titans (#11 overall)
3rd round: Michael Schofield – OT – Denver Broncos (#95 overall)
7th round: Jeremy Gallon – WR – New England Patriots (#244 overall)

2013
5th round: Denard Robinson – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars (#135 overall)
6th round: William Campbell – DT – New York Jets (#178 overall)

Hit the jump for the remainder of Michigan’s historical draft picks.

2012
3rd round: Mike Martin – DT – Tennessee Titans (#82)
7th round: David Molk – C – San Diego Chargers (#226)
7th round: Junior Hemingway – WR – Kansas City Chiefs (#238)

2011
2nd round: Jonas Mouton – LB – San Diego Chargers (#61)
6th round: Stephen Schilling – OG – San Diego Chargers (#201)

2010
1st round: Brandon Graham – DE – Philadelphia Eagles (#13)
7th round: Zoltan Mesko – P – New England Patriots (#150)
7th round: Stevie Brown – S – New York Giants (#251)

2009
4th round: Terrance Taylor – DT – Indianapolis Colts (#136)
6th round: Morgan Trent – CB – Cincinnati Bengals (#179)

2008
1st round: Jake Long – OT – Miami Dolphins (#1)
2nd round: Chad Henne – QB – Miami Dolphins (#57)
3rd round: Shawn Crable – LB – New England Patriots (#78)
3rd round: Mario Manningham – WR – New York Giants (#95)
6th round: Mike Hart – RB – Indianapolis Colts (#202)
7th round: Adrian Arrington – WR – New Orleans Saints (#237)

2007
1st round: Leon Hall – CB – Cincinnati Bengals (#18)
2nd round: Alan Branch – DT – Arizona Cardinals (#33)
2nd round: LaMarr Woodley – DE – Pittsburgh Steelers (#46)
2nd round: David Harris – LB – New York Jets (#47)
5th round: Steve Breaston – WR – Arizona Cardinals (#142)
6th round: Prescott Burgess – LB – Baltimore Ravens (#207)
7th round: Tyler Ecker – TE – Washington Redskins (#216)

2006
4th round: Gabe Watson – DT – Arizona Cardinals (#107)
4th round: Jason Avant – WR – Philadelphia Eagles (#109)
7th round: Tim Massaquoi – TE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (#244)

2005
1st round: Braylon Edwards – WR – Cleveland Browns (#3)
1st round: Marlin Jackson – CB – Indianapolis Colts (#29)
2nd round: David Baas – OG – San Francisco 49ers (#33)

2004
1st round: Chris Perry – RB – Cincinnati Bengals (#26)
3rd round: Jeremy LeSueur – CB – Denver Broncos (#85)
7th round: John Navarre – QB – Arizona Cardinals (#202)
7th round: Tony Pape – OT – Miami Dolphins (#221)

2003
2nd round: Bennie Joppru – TE – Houston Texans (#41)
2nd round: Victor Hobson – LB – New York Jets (#53)
3rd round: B.J. Askew – FB – New York Jets (#85)
6th round: Drew Henson – QB – Houston Texans (#192)
6th round: Cato June – S – Indianapolis Colts (#198)
7th round: Charles Drake – S – New York Giants (#240)

2002
3rd round: Marquise Walker – WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (#86)
4th round: Larry Foote – LB – Pittsburgh Steelers (#128)
5th round: Jonathan Goodwin – OG – New York Jets (#154)
7th round: Hayden Epstein – K – Jacksonville Jaguars (#247)

2001
1st round: David Terrell – WR – Chicago Bears (#8)
1st round: Steve Hutchinson – OG – Seattle Seahawks (#17)
1st round: Jeff Backus – OT – Detroit Lions (#18)
2nd round: Anthony Thomas – RB – Chicago Bears (#38)
2nd round: Maurice Williams – OT – Jacksonville Jaguars (#43)

2000
2nd round: Ian Gold – LB – Denver Broncos (#40)
4th round: Aaron Shea – FB – Cleveland Browns (#110)
4th round: Josh Williams – DT – Indianapolis Colts (#122)
6th round: Dhani Jones – LB – New York Giants (#177)
6th round: Tom Brady – QB – New England Patriots (#199)
7th round: Rob Renes – DT – Indianapolis Colts (#235)

1999
2nd round: Jon Jansen – OT – Washington Redskins (#37)
5th round: Jerame Tuman – TE – Pittsburgh Steelers (#136)
6th round: Tai Streets – WR – San Francisco 49ers (#171)
7th round: Andre Weathers – CB – New York Giants (#205)

1998
1st round: Charles Woodson – CB – Oakland Raiders (#4)
3rd round: Chris Floyd – FB – New England Patriots (#81)
3rd round: Brian Griese – QB – Denver Broncos (#91)
4th round: Glen Steele – DE – Cincinnati Bengals (#105)
5th round: Chris Howard – RB – Denver Broncos (#153)

1997
3rd round: Rod Payne – C – Cincinnati Bengals (#76)
4th round: Damon Denson – OG – New England Patriots (#97)
7th round: William Carr – DT – Cincinnati Bengals (#217)

1996
1st round: Tshimanga Biakabutuka – RB – Carolina Panthers (#8)
2nd round: Amani Toomer – WR – New York Giants (#34)
4th round: Jon Runyan – OT – Houston Oilers (#109)
5th round: Mercury Hayes – WR – New Orleans Saints (#136)
7th round: Jay Riemersma – TE – Buffalo Bills (#244)

1995
1st round: Tyrone Wheatley – RB – New York Giants (#17)
1st round: Ty Law – CB – New England Patriots (#23)
1st round: Trezelle Jenkins – OT – Kansas City Chiefs (#31)
2nd round: Todd Collins – QB – Kansas City Chiefs (#45)
4th round: Matt Dyson – LB – Los Angeles Raiders (#138)

1994
1st round: Derrick Alexander – WR – Kansas City Chiefs (#29)

1993
1st round: Steve Everitt – C – Cleveland Browns (#14)
2nd round: Tony McGee – TE – Cincinnati Bengals (#37)
3rd round: Joe Cocozzo – OG – San Diego Chargers (#64)
4th round: Corwin Brown – S – New England Patriots (#110)
8th round: Doug Skene – OT – Philadelphia Eagles (#217)
8th round: Elvis Grbac – QB – San Francisco 49ers (#219)

1992
1st round: Desmond Howard – WR – Washington Redskins (#4)
2nd round: Greg Skrepenak – OT – Los Angeles Raiders (#32)
4th round: Mike Evans – DT – Kansas City Chiefs (#101)
7th round: Erick Anderson – ILB – Kansas City Chief (#186)
9th round: Brian Townsend – OLB – Los Angeles Rams (#281)
12th round: Matt Elliott – OT – Washington Redskins (#336)

1991
1st round: Jarrod Bunch – FB – New York Giants (#27)
5th round: Jon Vaughn – RB – New England Patriots (#112)
6th round: David Key – S – New England Patriots (#140)
7th round: Tripp Welborne – S – Minnesota Vikings (#180)
8th round: Dean Dingman – OG – Pittsburgh Steelers (#212)
8th round: Tom Dohring – OT – Kansas City Chiefs (#218)
11th round: Tony Boles – RB – Dallas Cowboys (#291)

1990
2nd round: Leroy Hoard – RB – Cleveland Browns (#45)
3rd round: Greg McMurtry – WR – New England Patriots (#80)
4th round: Chris Calloway – WR – Pittsburgh Steelers (#97)
6th round: Derrick Walker – TE – San Diego Chargers (#161)
11th round: Brent White – DT – Chicago Bears (#284)

1989
4th round: John Kolesar – WR – Buffalo Bills (#109)
5th round: David Arnold – S – Pittsburgh Steelers (#118)
6th round: Mark Messner – DT – Los Angeles Rams (#161)

1988
2nd round: John Elliott – OT – New York Giants (#36)
4th round: Monte Robbins – P – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (#107)
4th round: Jamie Morris – RB – Washington Redskins (#109)

1987
1st round: Jim Harbaugh – QB – Chicago Bears (#26)
3rd round: Bob Perryman – FB – New England Patriots (#79)
4th round: Garland Rivers – S – Detroit Lions (#92)
5th round: Paul Jokisch – WR – San Francisco 49ers (#134)
9th round: Thomas Wilcher – RB – San Diego Chargers (#226)

1986
3rd round: Mike Hammerstein – DT – Cincinnati Bengals (#65)
3rd round: Brad Cochran – S – Los Angeles Raiders (#80)
4th round: Eric Kattus – TE – Cincinnati Bengals (#91)
12th round: Clay Miller – OG – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (#306)

1985
1st round: Kevin Brooks – DE – Dallas Cowboys (#17)

1984
3rd round: Stefan Humphries – OG – Chicago Bears (#71)
4th round: Evan Cooper – S – Philadelphia Eagles (#88)

1984 Supplemental Draft
2nd round: Steve Smith – QB – San Diego Chargers (#33)
2nd round: Tom Dixon – C – Pittsburgh Steelers (#72)

1983
2nd round: Rick Strenger – OT – Detroit Lions (#40)
2nd round: Keith Bostic – S – Houston Oilers (#42)
8th round: Robert Thompson – LB – Houston Oilers (#198)
8th round: Craig Dunaway – TE – Pittsburgh Steelers (#218)
8th round: Lawrence Ricks – RB – Dallas Cowboys (#220)
9th round: Ali Haji-Sheikh – K – New York Giants (#237)
12th round: Anthony Carter – WR – Miami Dolphins (#336)

1982
1st round: Butch Woolfolk – RB – New York Giants (#8)
2nd round: Bubba Paris – OT – San Francisco 49ers (#29)
3rd round: Stan Edwards – RB – Houston Oilers (#72)
4th round: Ed Muransky – OT – Oakland Raiders (#91)
4th round: Brian Carpenter – S – Dallas Cowboys (#101)
6th round: Kurt Becker – OG – Chicago Bears (#146)
7th round: Ben Needham – LB – Cincinnati Bengals (#194)

1981
1st round: Mel Owens – LB – Los Angeles Rams (#9)
4th round: George Lilja – C – Los Angeles Rams (#104)
8th round: John Powers – OG – New York Giants (#197)
10th round: Andy Cannavino – LB – Detroit Lions

1980
1st round: Curtis Greer – DE – St. Louis Cardinals (#6)
2nd round: Doug Marsh – TE – St. Louis Cardinals (#33)
2nd round: Ralph Clayton – RB – New York Giants (#47)
4th round: Mike Jolly – S – New Orleans Saints (#96)
5th round: Mike Harden – S – Denver Broncos (#131)
7th round: Ron Simpkins – LB – Denver Broncos (#167)

1979
1st round: Jon Giesler – OT – Miami Dolphins (#24)
4th round: Russell Davis – RB – Pittsburgh Steelers (#86)
5th round: Tom Seabron – LB – San Francisco 49ers (#111)
5th round: Harlan Huckleby – RB – New Orleans Saints (#120)
5th round: Jerry Meter – LB – Minnesota Vikings (#129)
5th round: Rick Leach – QB – Denver Broncos (#132)
6th round: Bill Dufek – OG – New York Jets (#149)

1978
1st round: Mike Kenn – OT – Atlanta Falcons (#13)
1st round: John Anderson – LB – Green Bay Packers (#26)
2nd round: Walt Downing – OG – San Francisco 49ers (#47)
6th round: Dwight Hicks – CB – Detroit Lions (#150)
11th round: Mark Donahue – OG – Cincinnati Bengals (#294)

1977
2nd round: Rob Lytle – RB – Denver Broncos (#45)
3rd round: Jim Smith – WR – Pittsburgh Steelers (#75)
6th round: Calvin O’Neal – LB – Baltimore Colts (#163)
8th round: Greg Morton – DT – Buffalo Bills (#197)
9th round: Jerry Vogele – LB – New England Patriots (#249)
10th round: John Hennessy – DE – New York Jets (#256)

1976
4th round: Gordon Bell – RB – New York Giants (#104)
4th round: Dan Jilek – LB – Buffalo Bills (#110)
5th round: Don Dufek – S – Seattle Seahawks (#126)
5th round: Steve King – OT – New York Jets (#129)
9th round: Jim Czirr – C – Denver Broncos (#252)
10th round: Jeff Perlinger – DE – San Diego Chargers (#268)
13th round: Waymon Britt – WR – Washington Redskins (#364)

1975
1st round: Dave Brown – CB – Pittsburgh Steelers (#26)
6th round: Dennis Franklin QB – Detroit Lions (#144)
7th round: Gil Chapman – RB – Buffalo Bills (#166)
7th round: Harry Banks – DB – Buffalo Bills (#175)
8th round: Greg Denboer – TE – Baltimore Colts (#187)
9th round: Steve Strinko – LB – Detroit Lions (#219)
10th round: Chuck Heater – RB – New Orleans Saints (#241)
11th round: Tom Drake – DB – Buffalo Bills (#279)
13th round: Carl Russ – LB – Atlanta Falcons (#315)

1974
1st round: Dave Gallagher – DT – Chicago Bears (#20)
2nd round: Paul Seal – TE – New Orleans Saints (#36)
2nd round: Ed Shuttlesworth – RB – Baltimore Colts (#37)
4th round: Clint Haslerig – WR – San Francisco 49ers (#83)
7th round: James Coode – OG – Atlanta Falcons (#173)
10th round: Doug Troszak – DT – Green Bay Packers (#246)
11th round: Bob Thornbladh – RB – Kansas City Chiefs (#275)
14th round: Walt Williamson – DE – San Francisco 49ers (#347)
15th round: Larry Cipa – QB – New Orleans Saints (#373)
16th round: Don Coleman – LB – New Orleans Saints (#398)

1973
1st round: Paul Seymour – OT – Buffalo Bills (#7)
3rd round: Randy Logan – DB – Philadelphia Eagles (#55)
4th round: Bo Rather – WR – Miami Dolphins (#104)
5th round: Fred Grambau – DE – Kansas City Chiefs (#120)
13th round: Clint Spearman – LB – Los Angeles Rams (#323)
16th round: Bill Hart – C – Chicago Bears (#395)

`1972
1st round: Thom Darden – DB – Cleveland Browns (#18)
1st round: Mike Taylor – LB – New York Jets (#20)
2nd round: Reggie McKenzie – OG – Buffalo Bills (#27)
2nd round: Glenn Doughty – WR – Baltimore Colts (#47)
3rd round: Tom Beckman – DE – St. Louis Cardinals (#57)
3rd round: Mike Keller – DE – Dallas Cowboys (#64)
5th round: Billy Taylor – RB – Atlanta Falcons (#109)
10th round: Mike Oldham – WR – Washington Redskins (#255)
16th round: Guy Murdock – C – Houston Oilers (#396)
17th round: Fritz Seyferth – RB – New York Giants (#419)

1971
2nd round: Dan Dierdorf – OT – St. Louis Cardinals (#43)
3rd round: Paul Staroba – WR – Cleveland Browns (#66)
5th round: Pete Newell – OG – Detroit Lions (#125)
5th round: Marty Huff – LB – San Francisco 49ers (#127)
6th round: Don Moorhead – RB – New Orleans Saints(#132)
10th round: Jim Bettis – DB – New York Jets (#240)
14th round: John Harpring – OG – New York Jets (#344)

1970
2nd round: Jim Mandich – TE – Miami Dolphins (#29)
5th round: Cecil Pryor – DE – Green Bay Packers (#120)
5th round: Barry Pierson – DB – St. Louis Cardinals (#127)
14th round: Garvie Craw  – RB/TE – Boston Patriots (#343)
14th round: Tom Curtis – DB – Baltimore Colts (#356)
17th round: Brian Healy – DB – Minnesota Vikings (#441)

1969 AFL/NFL
1st round: Ron Johnson – RB – Cleveland Browns (#20)
3rd round: Tom Stinic – LB – Dallas Cowboys (#68)
14th round: George Hoey – WR – Detroit Lions (#346)

1968 AFL/NFL
5th round: Rocky Rosema – LB – St. Louis Cardinals (#123)
7th round: Ray Phillips – OG – New Orleans Saints (#169)
9th round: David Porter – DT – Cleveland Browns (#238)

1967 AFL/NFL
1st round: Jim Detwiler – RB – Baltimore Colts (#20)
2nd round: Rick Volk – DB – Baltimore Colts (#45)
3rd round: Frank Nunley – LB – San Francisco 49ers (#62)
3rd round: John Rowser – DB – Green Bay Packers (#78)
4th round: Carl Ward – RB – Cleveland Browns (#83)
12th round: Mike Bass – DB – Green Bay Packers (#314)

1966 AFL Redshirt Draft
3rd round: Jack Clancy – E – Miami Dolphins

1966 AFL
1st round: Bill Yearby – OT – New York Jets
16th round: Steve Smith – DE – Houston Oilers

1966 NFL
1st round: Tom Mack – OT – St. Louis Rams (#2)
5th round: Steve Smith – E – San Francisco 49ers (#71)
5th round: Jack Clancy – E – St. Louis Cardinals (#73)
18th round: Chuck Kines – OT – Chicago Bears (#272)

1965 AFL
13th round: Bob Timberlake – QB – Buffalo Bills
17th round: John Henderson – E – Buffalo Bills

1965 NFL
3rd round: Bob Timberlake – QB – New York Giants (#33)
5th round: John Henderson – E – Philadelphia Eagles (#63)
6th round: Arnie Simkus – OT – Cleveland Browns (#72)
16th round: Mel Anthony – FB – Cleveland Browns (#223)

1964 AFL
5th round: Tom Keating – OT – Kansas City Chiefs (#34)
13th round: Joe O’Donnell – OG – Buffalo Bills (#101)

1964 NFL
3rd round: Joe O’Donnell – OG – Green Bay Packers (#40)
4th round: Tom Keating – OT – Minnesota Vikings (#53)
15th round: John Houtman – OT – Cleveland Browns (#207)

1963 AFL
17th round: Tom Neumann – HB – Boston Patriots (#135)

1963 NFL
9th round: Dave Raimey – B – Cleveland Browns (#121)

1962 AFL
7th round: George Mans – E – New York Titans (#53)
7th round: John Schopf – OT – Boston Patriots (#54)
8th round: Benny McRae – HB – Boston Patriots (#62)
17th round: Scott Maentz – E – Boston Patriots (#134)
21st round: Bill Tunnicliff – FB – Oakland Raiders (#161)
Rd. 23 – Ken Tureaud – HB – Denver Broncos (#178)

1962 NFL2nd round: Bennie McRae – B – Chicago Bears (#21)
5th round: Bill Tunnicliff – FB – Chicago Bears (#63)
5th round: Jon Schopf – OG – Green Bay Packers (#70)
8th round: Ken Tureaud – B – Dallas Cowboys (#102)
9th round: Todd Grant – C – Detroit Lions (#122)
14th round: George Mans – E – St. Louis Cardinals (#187)
20th round: Bob Brown – E – Detroit Lions (#276)

1961 AFL
22nd round: Bob Johnson – E – Boston Patriots
28th round: Bob Stine – OG – Dallas Texans

1961 NFL
15th round: Bob Johnson – E – Washington Redskins (#199)

1960 AFL
1st round: Don Deskins – OT – Minnesota Vikings
1st round: George Genyk – OG – New York Titans
2nd round: Darrell Harper – HB – Buffalo Bills

1960 NFL
15th round: Darrell Harper – HB – Detroit Lions (#171)

1959 NFL
4th round: Gary Prahst – E – Cleveland Browns (#37)
8th round: Bob Ptacek – QB – Cleveland Browns (#87)
8th round: Willie Smith – OT – Chicago Bears (#94)
11th round: Jerry Marciniak – OG – Washington Redskins (#124)
21st round: John Herrnstein – B – Baltimore Colts (#252)

1958 NFL
1st round: Jim Pace – B – San Francisco 49ers (#8)
5th round: Jim VanPelt – QB – Washington Redskins (#54)
28th round: Gordy Morrow – C – Los Angeles Rams (#331)

1957 NFL
1st round: Ron Kramer – E – Green Bay Packers (#4)
2nd round: Tom Maentz – E – Chicago Cardinals (#22)
3rd round: Terry Barr – B – Detroit Lions (#36)
7th round: Mike Rotunno – C – Cleveland Browns (#82)
21st round: Charley Brooks – E – Philadelphia Eagles (#242)
25th round: Jerry Goebel – C – New York Giants (#301)
28th round: Clem Corona – OG – Philadelphia Eagles (#326)

1956 NFL
10th round: Lou Baldacci – B – Pittsburgh Steelers (#111)
23rd round: Tony Branoff – B – Chicago Cardinals (#269)
28th round: John Morrow – OT – Los Angeles Rams (#336)

1955 NFL
12th round: Art Walker – OT – Green Bay Packers (#137)
14th round: Fred Baer – B – Green Bay Packers (#161)
20th round: Ron Geyer – OT – Washington Redskins (#231)
26th round: Duncan McDonald – B – Detroit Lions (#312)

1954 NFL
10th round: Gene Knutson – E – Green Bay Packers (#111)
13th round: Bob Topp – E – New York Giants (#148)

1953 NFL
5th round: Roger Zatkoff – OT – Green Bay Packers (#55)
8th round: Lowell Perry – E – Pittsburgh Steelers (#90)
15th round: Ted Topor – B – Detroit Lions (#181)
22nd round: Larry LeClaire – B – Philadelphia Eagles (#261)

1952 NFL
6th round: Tom Johnson – OT – Green Bay Packers (#63)
17th round: Don Peterson – B – Green Bay Packers (#196)

1951 NFL
2nd round: Chuck Ortmann – B – Pittsburgh Steelers (#20)
5th round: Anton Momsen – C – Los Angeles Rams (#59)
9th round: Dick McWilliams C – Green Bay Packers (#99)
12th round: Carl Kreager – C – Green Bay Packers (#136)
17th round: Don Dufek – B – Chicago Bears (#205)
27th round: Harry Allis – E – Detroit Lions (#322)

1950 NFL
10th round: Al Wahl – OT – Chicago Bears (#122)

1949 AAFC
4th round: Dick Rifenburg – E – New York Yankees (#24)
4th round: Ralph Kohl – OT – Baltimore Colts (#25)
5th round: Ed McNeill – E – Cleveland Browns (#37)
29th round: Joe Soboleski – OT – Cleveland Browns (#192)

1949 AAFC Secret Draft
1st round: Dan Dworsky – C – Los Angeles Dons
1st round: Pete Elliott – B – Chicago Rockets
1st round: Gene Derricotte – B – Cleveland Browns
2nd round: Rick Kempthorn – B – Cleveland Browns

1949 NFL
2nd round: Dan Dworsky – C – Green Bay Packers (#15)
9th round: Joe Soboleski – OG – New York Giants (#86)
9th round: Ed McNeill – E – Washington Redskins (#88)
15th round: Ed Sobczak – E – Pittsburgh Steelers (#145)
16th round: Al Wahl – OT – Chicago Bears (#159)
17th round: Wally Teninga – B – New York Giants (#166)
24th round: Oswald Clark – E – Detroit Lions (#232)

1948 AAFC
3rd round: Len Ford – E – Los Angeles Dons (#14)
11th round: Jack Weisenberger – B – New York Yankees (#64)
14th round: J.T. White – C – Brooklyn Dodgers (#84)
15th round: Dan Dworsky – B – Cleveland Browns (#97)
18th round: Bill Pritula – OT – San Francisco 49ers (#118)

1948 NFL
6th round: Jack Weisenberger – B – Washington Redskins (#38)
12th round: Jim Brieske – C – New York Giants (#97)
14th round: Dick Kempthorn – B – Philadelphia Eagles (#123)
15th round: Pete Elliott – B – Detroit Lions (#127)
15th round: Dick Rifenburg – E – Philadelphia Eagles (#132)
17th round: Quentin Sickels – OG – Detroit Lions (#147)
17th round: Ralph Kohl – OT – Philadelphia Eagles (#153)
30th round: Bruce Hilkene – OT – Pittsburgh Steelers (#283)

1947 AAFC
1st round: Elmer Madar – E – Miami Seahawks (#1)
1st round: Bob Chappuis – B – Cleveland Browns (#8)
2nd round: Bob Wiese – B – San Francisco 49ers (#14)
3rd round: Bob Derleth – OT – Chicago Rockets (#20)
3rd round: Jack Carpenter – OT – Cleveland Browns (#24)
11th round: Jim Brieske – C – Miami Seahawks (#81)

1947 NFL
5th round: Bob Chappuis – B – Detroit Lions (#26)
10th round: Chalmers “Bump” Elliott – B – Detroit Lions (#76)
16th round: Ralph Chubb – B – Los Angeles Rams (#143)
20th round: Elmer Madar – E – Detroit Lions (#176)
21st round: J.T. White – E – Detroit Lions (#186)
21st round: Joe Ponsetto – B – New York Giants (#194)
31st round: Bob Callahan – C – Chicago Cardinals (#389)

1946 NFL
3rd round: Bob Nussbaumer – B – Green Bay Packers (#21)
7th round: Art Renner – E – Green Bay Packers (#56)
8th round: Joe Ponsetto – B – Pittsburgh Steelers (#63)
17th round: Milton Prashaw – OT – Washington Redskins (#159)

1945 NFL
1st round: Elroy Hirsch – B – Cleveland Rams (#5)
1st round: Don Lund – B – Chicago Bears (#7)
2nd round: Milan Lazetich – OT – Cleveland Rams (#16)
5th round: Bob Wiese – B – Detroit Lions (#39)
30th round: Don Robinson – B – Chicago Bears (#314)

1944 NFL
1st round: Merv Pregulman – OG – Green Bay Packers (#7)
3rd round: Tom Kuzma – B – Green Bay Packers (#22)
3rd round: Rudy Smeja – E – Chicago Bears (#24)
5th round: John Greene – OT – Detroit Lions (#35)
11th round: Paul White – B – Detroit Lions (#101)
14th round: Bill Pritula – OT – Detroit Lions (#134)
29th round: Bob Derleth – OT – Detroit Lions (#299)

1943 NFL
3rd round: George Ceithaml – B – Brooklyn Dodgers (#29)
5th round: Al “Whitey” Wistert – OT – Philadelphia Eagles (#32)
12th round: Bob Kolesar – OG – Detroit Lions (#101)

1942 NFL
1st round: Bob Westfall – B – Detroit Lions (#5)
6th round: Joe Rogers – E – Green Bay Packers (#69)
18th round: Bob Ingalls – C – Green Bay Packers (#169)

1941 NFL
1st round: Tom Harmon – B – Chicago Bears (#1)
1st round: Forest Evashevski – B – Washington Redskins (#10)
3rd round: Ed Frutig – E – Green Bay Packers (#37)
10th round: Ralph Fritz – OG – Pittsburgh Steelers (#82)

1940 NFL
15th round: Archie Kodros – C – Green Bay Packers

1939 NFL
12th round: Ralph Heikkenen – OG – Brooklyn Dodgers (#105)
19th round: John Brennan – OG – Green Bay Packers (#179)

1937 NFL
9th round: Matt Patanelli – E – Pittsburgh Steelers (#85)

11 comments

  1. Comments: 21498
    Anonymous
    Feb 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Two things jump out at me:

    * Bo's early teams were insanely talented. There were fewer teams drafting back then, too.

    * In the five drafts between 2008 and 2014, there were a total of _three_ first-/second-day guys (meaning rounds one through three). For all their faults, RichRod and Brady didn't have as much to work with as teams in the past. (Aside: I'm sure I could find at least a handful of people on MGoBlog that would argue otherwise, citing the number of Rivals/Scout stars in the recruiting classes. Egad.)

    • Comments: 21498
      May 02, 2015 at 8:37 PM

      Basically there was a huge talent drain.. Carr's 2006 and 2007 teams had a lot of very talented upperclassmen taking off for the league and (relatively speaking) Rich Rod was left with a bare cupboard. For all their faults, Rich Rod and Hoke had depleted teams.

      • Comments: 784
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        WindyCityBlue
        May 01, 2016 at 10:32 PM

        Rodriguez and Hoke’s main fault was that they couldn’t develop talent. What top recruits they did get rarely lived up to expectations.

    • AjijicGringo
      Comments: 7
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      AjijicGringo
      Apr 27, 2017 at 9:32 PM

      They would be a fool to argue with you, Anonymous. One need look no further than simple numbers and your argument could be laid to rest, for no other proof is needed. Even more amazing, imo, is what could have been, in terms of sheer numbers. To argue that any coach inherited more talent than Bo is foolish. In fact, the group he ended up with totaled more future AAs than in any other five year period in Michigan history. With a start like that, it would seem that he would have had a good chance to better that, but even though he drew in many great players, fielded great teams, he never had more great football players than in his inaugural campaign. The ‘what could have been” I am referring to is how many that left the program that year might have also been included and thus added to that number. It demonstrates, to me at least, that Bump was incapable of using the talent at hand, although to be fair the 1968 season did show promise, winning 8 of their first 9 contests prior to being dispatched of easily by the Buckeyes.

      Almost assuredly, Bo had no idea of the talent waiting for him once spring practice started. He knew some of the young men, like Deirdorf, who he tried to recruit at MI of OH. However, I am certain he did not imagine he would inherit three players, albeit in different classes, that would from one side of an NFL Hall of Fame line in McKenzie, Deirdorf and Mandich. And he had similar talent all over the field. Unlike Oosterbann, however, who wanted to limit his recruiting to inside the AA city limits, thereby having two good seasons on the back of Elliot recruits Bo, of course, knew he was just getting started and worked his ass off.

      In retrospect, if we had hired a Duffy Daugherty after Chrisler’s retirement, our lead in all-time wins would appear a lot more intimidating than it currently is.

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    Anonymous
    Feb 20, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Great list! Thanks!

    Edit to make: Taylor Lewan went to the Titans.

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    Anonymous
    Feb 20, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Wilcher and Harbaugh where in the same draft class, interesting.

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    Roanman
    May 01, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    Nicely done.

    Bump left Bo just a raft of talent to be sure. Additionally, he made a point of easing Bo’s transition by taking him, his staff and their wives and graciously introducing them around socially and imparting his blessing on the whole arrangement. Contrast that with the job Lloyd did on RR.

    It’s interesting in that we have had not one instance where we enjoyed five first round draft picks, or anything even approaching that number, even in 98 and 99 when the core of our national championship team departed, and yet ….. no beatdowns.

    Oopses!!!!! Wait a minute! We had three #1 picks, a #2 and a #4 in 1995. From a four loss team with a 22-6 loss to a not particularly successful batch of Buckeyes. What was up with that?

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    GKblue
    May 01, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Nostalgia reaching from my youth to today. Thank you for this list and the effort to compile it and bring it here.

    Some of my personal player favorites over the years including their pro career just from the seventies: Mandich, Dierdorf, Reggie McKenzie, and Rob Lytle. Great stuff.

    • Thunder
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      May 01, 2016 at 2:26 PM

      You’re welcome!

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    WindyCityBlue
    May 01, 2016 at 10:33 PM

    What’s depressing about this list is that Ohio State had more first round picks this year than we’ve had in the last 10. It’s no wonder we’ve only beaten them once in that decade.

    • UM_1973
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      UM_1973
      May 01, 2016 at 10:52 PM

      I was just thinking the same thing! OSU has recruited very well before Urban Meyer’s arrival. Under Urban, OSU’s recruiting has been even better. If there is a line for over/under Michigan’s win vs OSU over the next five years, I would be very surprised if the line is higher than 2.5 (my guess would be 2). For all the buzz Harbaugh is generating, we are still lagging behind OSU when it comes to recruiting. For 2017, OSU has already recruiting 2 5* and 8-10 4* committed. Here’s hoping Harbaugh’s coaching can make up the difference!

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