U.S. Army All-American Bowl Participants: Michigan

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27Sep 2017
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U.S. Army All-American Bowl Participants: Michigan

Donovan Peoples-Jones

For your viewing pleasure, here’s a comprehensive list of Michigan’s commitments who were selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Emil Ekiyor, OG – Indianapolis, IN**
Aidan Hutchinson, DE – Dearborn, MI**
Jalen Mayfield, OT – Grand Rapids, MI**
Cameron McGrone, LB – Indianapolis, IN**

Tarik Black, WR – Cheshire, CT
Chuck Filiaga, OT – Aledo, TX
Deron Irving-Bey, DE – Flint, MI
Dylan McCaffrey, QB – Littleton, CO
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR – Detroit, MI
Aubrey Solomon, DT – Leesburg, GA
Ambry Thomas, CB – Detroit, MI

Devin Asiasi, TE – Concord, CA
Dylan Crawford, WR – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Lavert Hill, CB – Detroit, MI
David Long Jr., CB – Los Angeles, CA
Michael Onwenu, OG – Detroit, MI
Brandon Peters, QB – Avon, IN


Mason Cole, OG – Tarpon Springs, FL

Hit the jump for the rest of the U.S. Army Bowl participants to play for Michigan since 2001.
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29Apr 2017
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2017 NFL Draft Results for Michigan

Here are the 2017 NFL Draft destinations for former Michigan Wolverines:

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)

Kenny Allen, P/K – Baltimore Ravens
Pharaoh Brown, TE – Oakland Raiders**
Matt Godin, DT – Houston Texans
Kyle Kalis, OL – Washington Redskins
Erik Magnuson, OL – San Francisco 49ers
Ondre Pipkins, DT – Washington Redskins*
De’Veon Smith, RB – Miami Dolphins
Channing Stribling, CB – Cleveland Browns
Dymonte Thomas, S – Denver Broncos

*Finished his college career at Texas Tech
**Played his college career at Oregon

25Mar 2017
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Michigan 2017 Pro Day Results

Dymonte Thomas (image via MLive)

Several Wolverines participated in the NFL Combine a couple weeks ago (LINK), and I broke down the winners and losers from the Combine (LINK). Michigan held its pro day on Friday, and there were numerous big NFL names at Al Glick Fieldhouse to check it out:

  • Bears defensive backs coach Ed Donatell
  • Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis
  • Dolphins executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum
  • Jets head coach Todd Bowles
  • Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and general manager Bob Quinn
  • Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia
  • Ravens head coach John Harbaugh
  • Saints head coach Sean Payton
  • Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin
  • Texans defensive line coach Anthony Weaver
  • Titans head coach Mike Mularkey and head coach Jon Robinson

In total, there were reportedly going to be representatives from all 32 teams at the pro day.

Here are some notable performances from Michigan’s players:

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21Jan 2017
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2017 East-West Shrine Game

The 2017 East-West Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The broadcast will be on NFL Network.

Here are some players to watch for Michigan fans:


De’Veon Smith – RB – Michigan
Erik Magnuson – OT – Michigan
Dan Skipper – OT – Arkansas
Kyle Kalis – OG – Michigan
Alex Kozan – OG – Auburn
Matt Godin – DT – Michigan
James Onwualu – LB – Notre Dame
Jalen Myrick – CB – Minnesota
Channing Stribling – CB – Michigan
Delano Hill – S – Michigan
Dymonte Thomas – S – Michigan
Damarious Travis – S – Minnesota


Gunner Kiel – QB – Cincinnati
Wes Lunt – QB – Illinois
Dare Ogunbowale – RB – Wisconsin
Austin Carr – WR – Northwestern
Hardy Nickerson, Jr. – LB – Illinois
Leon McQuay III – S – USC

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28Dec 2016
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Orange Bowl Preview: Michigan Offensive Line vs. Florida State Defensive Line

DeMarcus Walker (image via Jacksonville )



  • LT: Fifth year senior Ben Braden (6’6″, 335 lbs.)
  • LG: Freshman Ben Bredeson (6’5″, 310 lbs.)
  • C: Junior Mason Cole (6’5″, 305 lbs.)
  • RG: Fifth year senior Kyle Kalis (6’5″, 305 lbs.)
  • RT: Fifth year senior Erik Magnuson (6’6″, 305 lbs.)

After suffering a mid-season injury at left tackle, the offensive line was in flux for a while after trying a few different combinations. The players above played the several games together, and they did . . . okay. Michigan is #49 in Adjusted Line Yards and #41 in Power Success Rate, but #114 in Passing Down Line Yards and #80 in Opportunity Rate. They fare better in the passing game (#27 in Adjusted Sack Rate, #26 in sacks allowed), but it’s just a mediocre line altogether. Magnuson was named the team’s lineman of the year by the coaching staff, and Kalis earned some post-season accolades, but that might be more of a lifetime achievement award. Most of the time, the linemen block the right people and stay engaged, but they don’t get a lot of push in the running game and lack some athleticism at the tackle spots.

Key backups: The Wolverines have found a couple solid blocking tight ends in Tyrone Wheatley, Jr. and Devin Asiasi, so the need isn’t there quite as often to play six or seven offensive linemen at a time. However, redshirt junior center/guard Patrick Kugler (6’5″, 303 lbs.) and redshirt sophomore tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty (6’6″, 311 lbs.) are the primary backups, and Bushell-Beatty has donned an eligible number at times to play a jumbo tight end position.

Hit the jump for a look at Florida State’s defensive line.

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