MLive: Michigan gets 14 NFL Combine invites, most in the country

MLive: Michigan gets 14 NFL Combine invites, most in the country

February 15, 2017

Michigan has 14 players headed to this year’s NFL Combine, which is more than any other school in the nation (LINK).

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  1. Comments: 82
    Joined: 9/13/2015
    Feb 16, 2017 at 7:36 AM

    Michigan’s record for players drafted in one season is 10, which they did twice back in the 1970s I think. It looks like that record could be shattered this year (even if not all combine invites get drafted and players get drafted without an invite).

    Curious to hear your thoughts on…..

    1 – How did Braden earn the nod and the other two OL didn’t? (I’m guessing size and positional flexibility.)

    2 – Do you think all 14 will hear their names called or is there someone (Braden? Hill? Gedeon? Clark?) that might not make the cut?

    3 – Which of the non-invites (Thomas, Godin, Kalis, Mags, Allen) do you think has the best shot of getting picked?

    • Lanknows
      Comments: 3664
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      Feb 16, 2017 at 11:39 AM

      1. Size/athleticism. NFL drafts on potential and some team might think they can get through to him. We saw Omameh look clueless in Hoke’s system and then start immediately in the NFL. There may be a way to limit his weaknesses and focus on his strengths.
      2. It would be a shock if all of them got drafted. I still see Chesson as a more attractive NFL prospect than Darboh.
      3. Thomas and Mags strike me as guys who should be drafted. Allen deserves a shot of course, but not that many kickers get drafted.

    • Thunder
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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Feb 16, 2017 at 1:34 PM

      1. I’m guessing Braden’s size and athleticism have a lot of people intrigued. Magnuson is a guy who I think has kind of maxed out his body. He’s a better player than Braden, but I just think he’s kind of plateaued.

      2. I don’t think Clark will get drafted. He never started for a full season in college and has the knee injury holding him back. I also think Braden has a good shot of going undrafted. It all depends on whether people want to draft for his “potential” or not.

      3. IMO, Magnuson and Thomas are the two best bets of non-invitees to get drafted. Magnuson was a productive college player, and Thomas has the measurables. Godin is JAG, Kalis has underperformed, and punters don’t get picked that often.

      • Comments: 1077
        Joined: 8/13/2015
        Feb 16, 2017 at 3:19 PM

        Braden got nicked for that inability to bend thing in somebody’s assessment that came around last week. Was widely praised for toughness, size and speed. I thought it was interesting that they identified him as a guard.

  2. Lanknows
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    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Feb 16, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Very cool. Kind of shocked that Thomas didn’t get an invite though. Magnuson too.

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