Revisiting Michigan’s 2017 NFL Draftees from High School

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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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Jeremy Clark to Jets in 6th round (#197 overall)

Cornerback Jeremy Clark was drafted by the New York Jets in the 6th round (#197 overall).

This is a very interesting pick, because Clark tore his ACL early in 2016 and was basically forced to leave school when the NCAA didn’t approve his application for a sixth year of eligibility. He showed up at the Combine and did 20 reps on the bench press at 6’3″, 220 lbs., but he couldn’t do anything involving his lower body. Hopefully he can stay healthy, but I will be curious to see whether he plays corner or safety for the Jets.

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.

29Apr 2017
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Jehu Chesson goes to Chiefs in 4th round (#139 overall)

Wide receiver Jehu Chesson was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 4th round (#139 overall), one pick after Ryan Glasgow.

Chesson ran a 4.41 at Michigan’s pro day and showed off a 39.5″ vertical. He struggled during his senior year (35 catches, 500 yards, 2 TDs), but he had a great finish to his redshirt junior year and ended the season with 50 catches for 764 yards and 9 receiving touchdowns, not to mention 2 rushing touchdowns and 1 kickoff return score.