NFL Draft results: Michigan

NFL Draft results: Michigan


April 28, 2013
Denard Robinson dropped to the fifth round

Here’s a look at the NFL Draft-related movement for Michigan players over the last 24 hours.  A couple Wolverines were drafted, and several more have been signed as free agents.

  • Offensive guard Ricky Barnum signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins
  • Defensive tackle William Campbell was chosen in the 6th round (#178 overall) by the New York Jets, who plan to play him at offensive guard
  • Linebacker Kenny Demens signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals
  • Linebacker Brandin Hawthorne signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis rams
  • Safety Jordan Kovacs signed as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins
  • Offensive center/guard Elliott Mealer signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints
  • Offensive guard Patrick Omameh signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers
  • Quarterback Denard Robinson was chosen in the 5th round (#135 overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars, who plan to play him at running back, slot receiver, and kick returner
  • Defensive end Craig Roh signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers
  • Wide receiver Roy Roundtree signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals
Still unsigned are cornerback J.T. Floyd, tight end Brandon Moore, and running back Vincent Smith.

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    Comments: 21375
    Apr 28, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Pretty sure Hawthorne signed with the Rams

    Also, what do you think of BWC at guard? Could you see him being moved back to DT by another team?

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      Apr 29, 2013 at 1:20 AM

      Yeah, Hawthorne signed with the Rams. Thanks.

      I don't think Campbell fits as an offensive lineman in a zone blocking scheme. If the Jets are going to run zone, I think he'll struggle. And yes, I could imagine another team moving him to defensive tackle. I believe I read that he had teams talking to him about both offense and defense.

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    Anonymous
    Apr 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    You know you want to say something about Floyd. Go ahead. Do it.

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      Comments: 21375
      Apr 29, 2013 at 1:18 AM

      Eh, anyone who reads this blog consistently knows what I think about his skills. For lack of a better term, my two biggest "whipping boys" over the last couple seasons are two of the three guys – along with Brandon Moore – who are as yet unsigned.

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    Comments: 21375
    Apr 29, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    When they sign as an undrafted free agent, do the earn any money with that designation? Is it basically a try out to earn a roster spot to then earn money?

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      Comments: 21375
      Apr 29, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      Teams get about $75,000 to spread out among undrafted free agents. So they could sign 25 UFA at $3,000 apiece. So yeah, each of these guys will at least get a small stipend of a few thousand dollars, and they'll get paid to attend the rookie mini-camps and such.

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      Apr 30, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      That makes sense…the team would atleast pay for housing, possibly transportation and some type of food allowance while the free agents are camping.

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