Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Willie Henry

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18Oct 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Willie Henry

Willie Henry (image via Russell Street Report)

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Willie Henry had yet to play an NFL game until two weeks ago, and this past Sunday, he earned his first start. He recorded 3 tackles and 0.5 sacks, but the Ravens lost to the Chicago Bears, 27-24.

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  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 20/38 for 257 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 24-17 win over the New York Jets.
  • Kansas City Chiefs WR Jehu Chesson did not catch a pass, but after a safety, the Chiefs took a free kick. The Steelers let it bounce on the ground, and Chesson recovered it for . . . an onside free kick recovery. The Chiefs lost, 19-13.
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess caught 3 passes for 36 yards in a 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 3 tackles and 0.5 sacks in the 28-23 win over the Panthers.
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 5 tackles and 6 punt returns for 43 yards in a 33-17 loss to the Houston Texans.
  • Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan made 8 tackles in a 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Chris Wormley made 2 tackles in the 27-24 loss to the Bears. So for the Ravens, two of their starting defensive linemen were former Wolverines.
12Oct 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Devin Funchess

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For the second week in a row, Devin Funchess caught 7 passes. This time it came against the Detroit Lions in a 27-24 win for the Carolina Panthers. Funchess’s final stats were 7 catches for 54 yards and 1 touchdown.

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  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 30/40 passes for 303 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception in a 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 3 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in a 16-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams
  • Rams S Blake Countess made 2 tackles in a 16-10 loss to the Seahawks
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 31-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Willie Henry made 5 tackles and 2 pass breakups in a 30-17 win over the Oakland Raiders. He has now broken up 4 passes in his last two games.
  • Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 5 tackles and 3 pass breakups in a 35-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately, he was also the victim of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams on the game-winning fade pass.
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 3 tackles and 3 punt returns for 28 yards in a 17-14 loss to the New York Jets
  • Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls carried 8 times for 20 yards in a 16-10 win over the Rams
  • Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan made 7 tackles in a 35-31 win over the Cowboys
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Chris Wormley made his NFL debut and made 1 tackle in a 30-17 win over the Raiders
28Sep 2017
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

The GOAT, Tom Brady, had another great game this past weekend. In a 36-33 win over the Houston Texans that he pulled out in the final minutes of the game, Brady was 25/35 for 371 yards and 5 touchdowns.

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  • Los Angeles Rams safety Blake Countess made 2 tackles in a 41-39 win over the San Francisco 49ers
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess made 4 catches for 58 yards in a 34-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints
  • Minnesota Vikings LB Ben Gedeon made 3 tackles in a 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Willie Henry made 5 tackles in London as he suffered a 44-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Dallas Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 6 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 28-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals
  • Cleveland Browns S Jabrill Peppers made 5 tackles in a 31-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts
27Apr 2016
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2016 NFL Draft Preview: Michigan Wolverines

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The 2016 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. I’m not the world’s biggest draft junkie (you can only have so many obsessions in your life), but I am always enthralled by the first round of the NFL Draft. Other than the Super Bowl, it’s my favorite single NFL day of the year . . . depending on whether the Lions are in the playoffs or not, which is usually not. Tomorrow night I’ll be headed to a friend’s house where a half dozen of us will eat pizza, drink cold beverages, and make fun of each other’s favorite teams.

Several Michigan Wolverines will be on the board, but none will be taken on Thursday, barring a huge surprise. With their Combine and pro day numbers in mind (LINK), here’s a look at Michigan’s representatives in the Draft and some slightly educated guesses about where they’ll go:

Graham Glasgow, C
Glasgow is 6’6″, 307 lbs. and did 23 reps on the bench at the Combine. He ran a 5.13 forty and a 4.63 shuttle time. He also performed well playing both guard and center at the Senior Bowl. He will almost certainly get drafted, but probably not as the top center. It will be interesting to see whether his multiple off-the-field issues with alcohol will cause him to slide.
Best guess: Rd. 3, #87 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals

Willie Henry, DT
Henry stands 6’2″, 303 lbs. and did 28 reps on the bench at the Combine. He ran the forty in 5.0 seconds and a 4.53 shuttle. He also showed a 30.5″ vertical and a 9’2″ broad jump. Henry has good quickness off the ball and can be a playmaker, but he’s a little bit inconsistent. He struggled to hold up at times on the interior because of leverage issues, so he’s more of a 3-tech or an undersized end in a 3-4.
Best guess: Rd. 4, #106 overall to the Chicago Bears

Hit the jump for more on the expectations for Michigan’s outgoing seniors.

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19Mar 2016
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Michigan’s 2016 Pro Day Results

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Oddly, Michigan held its Pro Day yesterday and not much was said about it. The hypemaster himself, Jim Harbaugh, didn’t drum up a lot of a media attention for once, so very little news has trickled out so far. Maybe he didn’t want to try to overshadow the Michigan basketball game against Notre Dame.

Anyway, a recap from Gil Brandt can be found here (LINK) and I’ll update news as more things come. I do expect other news, including about Sione Houma, Desmond Morgan, Joe Bolden, James Ross III, and others.

Hit the jump for the compiled results.

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