A Few Thoughts on Rounds 4-7, UDFA

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28Apr 2019
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A Few Thoughts on Rounds 4-7, UDFA

Zach Gentry (image via Twitter)

After the day one and day two results (LINK), Michigan got one more player drafted on day three.

Zach Gentry – TE – Pittsburgh Steelers: Round 5, #141 overall
Gentry had subpar performances at both the Combine and pro day, but I guess it’s important to remember that he got invited to the Combine for a reason. At 6’8″ and 260 lbs. with some impressive plays over the past two seasons, he has some things going for him. I projected that he wouldn’t go higher than the 7th round due to a 4.92 forty (at the Combine) and a poor showing on the bench press, the Steelers found him worthy of drafting, perhaps to help replace Jesse James (who signed with the Lions). I like Gentry and I think he could hang around the NFL for a decent career.

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25Apr 2019
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2019 NFL Draft Preview: Michigan

Devin Bush, Jr. and Devin White are battling to become the first LB off the board (image via Broncos Wire)

This is one of the most exciting NFL Draft seasons for Michigan fans in years, probably even surpassing the 2017 draft when Taco Charlton was taken in the first round, Jourdan Lewis seemed like a borderline first rounder, and several others were drafted. A couple players are expected to go in the first round, and another player is considered to be one of the top few players at his position.

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20Jan 2019
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Morning Roundup: January 20, 2019

That’s Tyree Kinnel returning a fumble 32 yards in the East-West Shrine Game.

Former Michigan safety Jarrod Wilson got re-signed to a three-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars (LINK).

SI.com writer Joan Niesen writes about the propensity of blue-chip quarterbacks transferring (LINK).

The Packers hired former Michigan offensive tackle Adam Stenavich as their offensive line coach (LINK).

Much like yesterday’s link to the Ty Law letter, here’s Tim Shaw’s letter to his younger self (LINK). Shaw’s story hits home for me, because I had a chance to meet him a couple times when I was younger, before he was diagnosed with ALS.

18Jan 2019
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2019 East-West Shrine Game

Tyree Kinnel

The 2019 East-West Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, January 19. It will be broadcast at 3:00 p.m. EST on NFL Network.

Some noteworthy names from both teams include:

EAST
David Blough – QB – Purdue
Ty Johnson – RB – Maryland
Terry Wright – WR – Purdue
Matt Sokol – TE – Michigan State
Nick Allegretti – C – Illinois
Tre Watson – LB – Maryland
Isaiah Wharton – S – Rutgers

WEST
Juwann Bushell-Beatty – OT – Michigan
Nick Linder – C – Indiana
D’Cota Dixon – S – Wisconsin
Tyree Kinnel – S – Michigan

27Nov 2018
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2018 All-Big Ten Defense and Special Teams

Devin Bush, Jr.

The Big Ten released its all-conference defense and special teams units on Tuesday (LINK). Devin Bush, Jr. was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as well as the Linebacker of the Year. Other Michigan honorees include:

COACHES

First Team
Line: Chase Winovich
Line: Rashan Gary
Linebacker: Devin Bush, Jr.
Defensive Back: Lavert Hill
Defensive Back: David Long, Jr.
Punter: Will Hart

Second Team
Defensive Back: Josh Metellus

Third Team
Return Specialist: Donovan Peoples-Jones

Honorable Mention
Line: Bryan Mone
Linebacker: Khaleke Hudson
Linebacker: Josh Ross
Linebacker: Joshua Uche
Defensive Back: Tyree Kinnel

MEDIA

First Team
Line: Chase Winovich
Linebacker: Devin Bush, Jr.
Defensive Back: Lavert Hill
Punter: Will Hart

Second Team
Line: Rashan Gary
Defensive Back: Josh Metellus

Third Team
Defensive Back: David Long
Return Specialist: Donovan Peoples-Jones

Honorable Mention
Line: Kwity Paye
Linebacker: Khaleke Hudson
Linebacker: Joshua Uche
Defensive Back: Tyree Kinnel

The #1 story I take away from this is that Michigan’s defense is pretty darn good. But the #2 story is that other coaches in the conference pegged Josh Ross as an Honorable Mention All-Big Ten linebacker, but he couldn’t wrangle the starting gig away from Devin Gil.