Nightly Roundup: February 28, 2019

Tag: Mike McCray


28Feb 2019
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Nightly Roundup: February 28, 2019

Jabrill Peppers (image via Cleveland.com)

This is a really weird story involving Jabrill Peppers, some weed, a homeless woman, a murder, and an unregistered Glock (LINK).

Former Michigan linebacker Mike McCray II is now an analyst for the Wolverines (LINK).

Aaron McMann talks about how to replace Devin Bush, Jr. (LINK).

Nicole Auerbach from The Athletic writes about Duke QB Daniel Jones, who could end up being a high NFL draft pick (LINK).

29Jun 2018
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Nike’s The Opening participants: Michigan

Jourdan Lewis and Delano Hill were two of Michigan’s ten eventual signees to participate in Nike’s The Opening in 2012

2018
Stephen Herron, Jr., DE – Louisville, KY
Cade McNamara, QB – Reno, NV
D.J. Turner II, CB – Suwanee, GA

2017
Gemon Green, CB – DeSoto, TX
Cameron McGrone, LB – Indianapolis, IN
Myles Sims, CB – Atlanta, GA
Christian Turner, RB – Buford, GA

2016
Jordan Anthony, LB – Bradenton, FL
Jaylen Kelly-Powell, S – Detroit, MI
Oliver Martin, WR – Iowa City, IA
Dylan McCaffrey, QB – Littleton, CO
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR – Detroit, MI
Joshua Ross, LB – Orchard Lake, MI
Cesar Ruiz, C – Bradenton, FL
O’Maury Samuels, RB – Los Lunas, NM
Drew Singleton, LB – Paramus, NJ
Benjamin St-Juste, CB – Montreal, Canada
Ambry Thomas, CB – Detroit, MI

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28Apr 2018
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NFL Draft Results, UDFA Signings

Maurice Hurst, Jr.

Here’s a brief summary of the draft and post-draft activities for Michigan players:

DRAFTED PLAYERS
3rd round: Mason Cole – C – Arizona Cardinals (#97 overall)
5th round: Maurice Hurst, Jr. – DT – Oakland Raiders (#140 overall)

UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS
Khalid Hill – FB – Seattle Seahawks
Mike McCray II – LB – Miami Dolphins
John O’Korn – QB – Detroit Lions
Kyle Bosch – C/OG – Carolina Panthers*

Congratulations to all these guys for getting a chance to play at the next level!

*Bosch played his final three seasons at West Virginia after starting his career at Michigan

25Apr 2018
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2018 NFL Draft Preview: Michigan

Maurice Hurst, Jr.

The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft will be taking place on Thursday evening, April 26. I don’t know about you, but this is one of the top few biggest sporting events of the year for me.

There aren’t many players leaving from a young Michigan team, so this is a much shorter list than it was in 2017. I posted their Pro Day results back in March (LINK). Here’s a look at the prospective NFLers from the Maize and Blue:

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17Jan 2018
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Mailbag: The Development of Mike McCray

Mike McCray

Here’s a question from mejunglechop:

Hi Thunder, huge fan, but this is my first time commenting. I apologize in advance for the number of questions.

First I’ll say I really enjoyed reading through your original Hello post. It was interesting that your rating, although, controversially low at the time, turned out to be prescient. McCray has turned into a good Big Ten starter with some NFL draft potential.

My big question(s) for you looking back :
Originally you thought McCray’s best fit might come at SAM as you thought this would maximize the strengths you saw in his tape (straight line speed combined with size and coverage instincts) while mitigating his weaknesses (forcing him to play more aggressive and downhill). McCray eventually became a very good downhill Mike. Do you think this is more attributable to Don Brown’s scheme and how he uses his Mikes, or McCray developing better instincts reading run plays? If Mike McCray was a prospect being signed today do you think the staff would recruit and develop him for a Noah Furbush style SAM role or would they see him as a Mike prospect?

Check out the answer below the jump.

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