Afternoon Roundup: May 5, 2020

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5May 2020
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Afternoon Roundup: May 5, 2020

Jalen Mayfield (image via MLive)

Jalen Mayfield is a 1st rounder to Mel Kiper, Jr. (LINK).

Shea Patterson spoke about being undrafted (LINK).

Check out this thread of clips of J.J. McCarthy throwing to A.J. Henning and others (LINK). I can’t say I’m a big fan of some of these drills, but there has to be something to keep QB gurus employed…

I can’t remember if I linked this previously or not, but it’s a great piece from Nick Baumgardner on Josh Uche (LINK).

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26Apr 2020
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2020 NFL Draft Recap

Cesar Ruiz (image via Newsweek)

Round 1 (#24 overall): Cesar Ruiz – C – New Orleans Saints
This was about where most people thought Ruiz would come off the board. I heard some talk about the Saints wanting to groom him for 2021 and beyond, but I think that’s crazy talk. You don’t draft an offensive lineman in round one to let him sit on the bench. He could potentially play guard for a year or more, though. Ultimately, Ruiz goes to a great spot with a team that could be in the running for a Super Bowl.

Round 2 (#60 overall): Josh Uche – OLB – New England Patriots
I have to imagine Uche will see some immediate playing time in New England’s versatile scheme. The Patriots can do a lot of things with him, and he should play a role similar to what he did at Michigan. They should use him to rush off the edge and then also line him up at inside linebacker occasionally and run some stunts. Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins both left New England in the off-season, so the Patriots needed to replenish the linebacker position. He joins former college teammate Chase Winovich, and those two could be rushing the QB from opposite edges in 2020.

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22Apr 2020
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2020 NFL Draft Preview: Michigan

Cesar Ruiz

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Just for fun, I like to take a shot at the NFL draft prospects from Michigan each year. This year there is less top-end talent than last year (Devin Bush, Rashan Gary) but more depth. It seems like only two guys are guaranteed to get drafted through Day 2, and then the rest is a crap shoot.

Hit the jump for a rundown on all of Michigan’s draft-eligible athletes.

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1Apr 2020
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Goodbye, Josh Uche

Josh Uche (image via MLive)

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Uche was a little bit of a surprising pull for the Wolverines out of Miami (FL) Columbus. With offers from SEC powerhouses Alabama, Auburn, and Florida, along with Miami, his plan to come north was a little out of the ordinary. He finished the cycle as a 3-star, the #43 weakside end, and #707 overall. I initially gave him a TTB Rating of 80 (LINK) before bumping that up to an 82 (LINK).

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