Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Taco Charlton

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Taco Charlton

December 6, 2017

Taco Charlton

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Taco Charlton, a 1st round pick this year, made 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in a 38-14 win over the Washington Redskins.


  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 21/30 passes for 258 yards and 1 interception in a 23-3 win over the Buffalo Bills
  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 4 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 pass breakup in a 24-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess made 4 catches for 60 yards and 1 touchdown in a 31-21 loss to the New Orleans Saints
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 5 tackles and 1.5 sacks in a 24-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks
  • New England Patriots LB David Harris made 4 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the win over the Bills
  • Baltimore Ravens DT Willie Henry made 2 tackles in a 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions
  • Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis made 3 tackles in the win over the Redskins
  • Cleveland Browns safety Jabrill Peppers made 4 tackles in a 19-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers
  • Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock was 3/5 for 24 yards and 1 interception in relief of an injured Matt Stafford in the 44-20 loss to the Ravens
  • Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan made 10 tackles and 1 sack in a 26-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Jacksonville Jaguars S Jarrod Wilson made 2 tackles in a 30-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts


  1. Avatar
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    Dec 06, 2017 at 7:15 AM

    I told you Brady was done.

    He threw a pick.

  2. DonAZ
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    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Dec 06, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Setting aside Tom Brady and Brandon Graham, who from the list of relatively recent NFL draftees would you say is doing the best overall? How about best relative to their talent potential?

    I was talking to a Cleveland Browns fan (and big OSU fan) recently and he told me he loves Jabrill Peppers, but thinks the Browns aren’t using him very well. He claims they have him as a deep safety. Anything to that?

    • Thunder
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      Dec 06, 2017 at 4:18 PM

      That is pretty accurate about Jabrill Peppers. They’re using him as a deep safety, not up in the box like many of us expected. I’m surprised by that, and while I think he’s capable of playing back there, I don’t think that’s where he fits best. But it’s the Browns, and they’re terrible. I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised.

      Of the guys I’ve seen and tracked, I think Jourdan Lewis is doing the best out of the guys drafted over the past couple years. He hasn’t put up great numbers, but I think after another year or two, he’ll be a very solid starter in the NFL. Otherwise, I think Ryan Glasgow is quietly having a pretty good year in Cincinnati. He’s a walk-on who turned into a 4th round pick (IIRC), and he’s in the rotation and making a couple stops seemingly every week.

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        Dec 06, 2017 at 6:31 PM

        I’ve stopped to watch Cleveland two or three times now, just because of Peppers. I think it’s pretty interesting how they use him. He plays a lot of Center Field and then they really rely on him to fix it when things go wrong. He’s really doing a nice job for a pretty good defense. Hell if the Lions had Cleveland’s D, they’d be leading their division.

  3. GKblue
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    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Dec 06, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    A shout out for Jake Ryan. He is a solid IL for Green bay.

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