Ex-Wolverine Updates: NFL Draft edition

Ex-Wolverine Updates: NFL Draft edition


April 28, 2013
Darryl Stonum is now a Kansas City Chief

Former Michigan running back Michael Cox measured in at 6’0″, 222 lbs. at the UMass pro day.  He ran a 4.58 forty, had a 4.08 shuttle, showed a 41″ vertical, did 24 reps on the bench, and broad jumped 10’11”.  He spent the 2012 season as a Minuteman and was selected in the 7th round (#253 overall) by the New York Giants.

Former Michigan defensive tackle commit DeQuinta Jones measured in at 6’4″, 306 lbs. at the Arkansas pro day.  He proceeded to run a 5.4 forty and do 19 reps on the bench press, which got him signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.

Former Michigan running back Sam McGuffie tested at the regional combine prior to the NFL Draft with a 4.28 forty, a 41.5″ vertical, 11.2″ broad jump, a 3.8 shuttle, and 26 reps on the bench press.  He had been playing running back and wide receiver for the past few years at Rice, and on Saturday night, he signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent.

Former Michigan offensive tackle Dann O’Neill measured in at 6’7″, 326 lbs., did 26 reps on the bench, and ran a 5.41 forty at his pro day.  He had been playing right tackle for Western Michigan for the past few seasons.  O’Neill signed with the Houston Texans on Saturday night as an undrafted free agent.

Former Michigan wide receiver Darryl Stonum measured in at 6’1″, 205 lbs., did 16 reps on the bench, ran a 4.57 forty, broad jumped 10’3″, had a 4.64 shuttle, and had a 36.5″ vertical.  Stonum played sparingly for Baylor in 2012.  On Saturday night he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

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    Apr 28, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Sam McGuffie is an incredible athlete. I hope he's able to keep out of harm's way.

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    Anonymous
    Apr 28, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    You forgot your favorite player, Michael Cox! Drafted by the Giants in the 7th round.

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      Anonymous
      Apr 29, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      Cox cam back and trained extensively with Mike Barwis which is a nice piece to this. Very happy for him and hope he has a good run. Certainly a nice match with the Giants for him.

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    DonAZ
    Apr 28, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Is McGuffie's number of 4.28 for the 40 correct? That's got to be one of the better — if not the best — times in the combine. The best numbers I've seen are in the 4.35 to 4.4 range.

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    Anonymous
    Apr 28, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    McGuffie should've played WR or DB. Probably WR

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    Apr 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Darryl Stonum provides some insight into two conversations that have been going on around here lately.

    Coming out of high school he was a top 20 national four star recruit from Texas at Wide Receiver who was advertised as having 4.4 speed and an offer list that included both florida and USC.

    Flash forward five short years and he's an undrafted free agent with an electronic 4.57 40 and struggled to get on the field his senior year at Baylor.

    Oopsies!

    Who ya gonna trust, your own eyes and video or Rivals/Scout/24-7/ESPN none of whom have much in the way of real hard measurables and no character analysis.

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      Apr 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      Going along with the character analysis thing, I think Stonum probably could have run faster than a 4.57. I get the impression that he didn't have the best training regimen or concentrate on football as much as he should have, considering all the legal issues he had.

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    Anonymous
    May 02, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    Jones did less and damn oneill did as many bench presses as McGuffey? Is this the same amount?

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