Nike’s The Opening participants: Michigan

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29Jun 2018
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Nike’s The Opening participants: Michigan

Jourdan Lewis and Delano Hill were two of Michigan’s ten eventual signees to participate in Nike’s The Opening in 2012

Stephen Herron, Jr., DE – Louisville, KY
Cade McNamara, QB – Reno, NV
D.J. Turner II, CB – Suwanee, GA

Gemon Green, CB – DeSoto, TX
Cameron McGrone, LB – Indianapolis, IN
Myles Sims, CB – Atlanta, GA
Christian Turner, RB – Buford, GA

Jordan Anthony, LB – Bradenton, FL
Jaylen Kelly-Powell, S – Detroit, MI
Oliver Martin, WR – Iowa City, IA
Dylan McCaffrey, QB – Littleton, CO
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR – Detroit, MI
Joshua Ross, LB – Orchard Lake, MI
Cesar Ruiz, C – Bradenton, FL
O’Maury Samuels, RB – Los Lunas, NM
Drew Singleton, LB – Paramus, NJ
Benjamin St-Juste, CB – Montreal, Canada
Ambry Thomas, CB – Detroit, MI

Hit the jump for more.

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7Nov 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Taco Charlton

Taco Charlton

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Taco Charlton made his first career sack in a 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.


  • This isn’t really honorable mention, but Denver Broncos TE Jake Butt was put on injured reserve and won’t return this season after tearing his ACL in Michigan’s bowl game against Florida State
  • Kansas City Chiefs WR Jehu Chesson made his first career catch, a 10-yarder, in a 28-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys
  • Los Angeles Rams safety Blake Countess made 3 tackles in a 51-17 win over the New York Giants
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess caught 5 passes for 86 yards in a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons
  • Cincinnati Bengals DT Ryan Glasgow made 2 tackles in a 23-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 5 tackles in 51-23 win over the Denver Broncos
  • San Francisco 49ers CB Leon Hall made 4 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Willie Henry made 4 tackles in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans
  • Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 2 tackles in a 28-17 win over the Chiefs
  • San Francisco 49ers OT Erik Magnuson started his first career game in that 20-10 loss to the Cardinals
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls ran 9 times for 39 yards and caught 2 passes for 31 yards in a 17-14 loss to the Washington Redskins
30Apr 2017
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Revisiting Michigan’s 2017 NFL Draftees from High School

In case you’re wondering, what I’ve said about Michigan’s draftees back when they committed to Michigan, here are some links to their commitment posts. I do senior profiles for all players – drafted or not – so these will be linked elsewhere in the coming weeks, but here’s an early look back.


Jabrill Peppers

Taco Charlton


Chris Wormley

Jourdan Lewis

Delano Hill

Amara Darboh


Ben Gedeon

Ryan Glasgow (no commitment post, since he was a walk-on)

Jehu Chesson


Jake Butt


Jeremy Clark

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

29Apr 2017
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Jake Butt goes to Broncos in 5th round (#145 overall)

Tight end Jake Butt was drafted in the 5th round (#145 overall) by the Denver Broncos.

Butt suffered a torn ACL in the bowl game against Florida State, but he won the Mackey Award this year with 46 catches for 546 yards and 4 touchdowns. He took out an insurance policy against getting hurt, so he made several hundred thousand dollars by dropping in the draft.

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