Michigan’s NFL Draft History

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18May 2020
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Michigan’s NFL Draft History

Jabrill Peppers (image via Cleveland Browns)

Probably like many of you, I occasionally have a hankering for some Michigan NFL Draft history. Below you will find (as far as I’m aware) every pro draft pick in the history of Michigan’s football program going all the way back to 1937.

A few little factoids:

  • Michigan’s only two #1 overall NFL Draft picks are Jake Long in 2008 and Tom Harmon in 1941.
  • Michigan set a record in 2017 with 11 total draft picks.
  • Michigan’s record number of 1st round NFL draft picks is a tie with 3 each in 1995 (Tyrone Wheatley, Ty Law, Trezelle Jenkins) and 2001 (David Terrell, Steve Hutchinson, Jeff Backus).

2020
1st round: Cesar Ruiz – C – New Orleans Saints (#24 overall)
2nd round: Josh Uche – OLB – New England Patriots (#60 overall)
4th round: Ben Bredeson – OG – Baltimore Ravens (#143 overall)
5th round: Khaleke Hudson – LB – Washington Redskins (#162 overall)
5th round: Mike Danna – DE – Kansas City Chiefs (#177 overall)
6th round: Michael Onwenu – OG – New England Patriots (#182 overall)
6th round: Donovan Peoples-Jones – WR – Cleveland Browns (#187 overall)
6th round: Jon Runyan, Jr. – OG – Green Bay Packers (#192 overall)
6th round: Josh Metellus – S – Minnesota Vikings (#205 overall)
6th round: Jordan Glasgow – LB – Indianapolis Colts (#213 overall)

2019
1st round: Devin Bush, Jr. – LB – Pittsburgh Steelers (#10 overall)
1st round: Rashan Gary – DE – Green Bay Packers (#12 overall)
3rd round: Chase Winovich – OLB – New England Patriots (#77 overall)
3rd round: David Long, Jr. – CB – Los Angeles Rams (#79 overall)
5th round: Zach Gentry – TE – Pittsburgh Steelers (#141 overall)

2018
3rd round: Mason Cole – C – Arizona Cardinals (#97)
5th round: Maurice Hurst, Jr. – DT – Oakland Raiders (#140)

2017
1st round: Jabrill Peppers – S – Cleveland Browns (#25)
1st round: Taco Charlton – DE – Dallas Cowboys (#28)
3rd round: Chris Wormley – DT – Baltimore Ravens (#74)
3rd round: Jourdan Lewis – CB – Dallas Cowboys (#92)
3rd round: Delano Hill – S – Seattle Seahawks (#95)
3rd round: Amara Darboh – WR – Seattle Seahawks (#106)
4th round: Ben Gedeon – LB – Minnesota Vikings (#120)
4th round: Ryan Glasgow – DT – Cincinnati Bengals (#138)
4th round: Jehu Chesson – WR – Kansas City Chiefs (#139)
5th round: Jake Butt – TE – Denver Broncos (#145)
6th round: Jeremy Clark – CB – New York Jets (#197)

2016
3rd round: Graham Glasgow – C – Detroit Lions (#95)
4th round: Willie Henry – DT – Baltimore Ravens (#132)
6th round: Jake Rudock – QB – Detroit Lions (#191)

2015
2nd round: Devin Funchess – WR – Carolina Panthers (#41)
2nd round: Frank Clark – DE – Seattle Seahawks (#63)
4th round: Jake Ryan – LB – Green Bay Packers (#129)

2014
1st round: Taylor Lewan – OT – Tennessee Titans (#11)
3rd round: Michael Schofield – OT – Denver Broncos (#95)
7th round: Jeremy Gallon – WR – New England Patriots (#244)

2013
5th round: Denard Robinson – RB – Jacksonville Jaguars (#135)
6th round: William Campbell – DT – New York Jets (#178)

Hit the jump for the remainder of Michigan’s historical draft picks.

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31Dec 2019
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Michigan’s All-Decade Team: 2010-2019

Taylor Lewan

There are probably some controversial choices here – starting with the quarterback choice – but if I were putting together an all-star squad from the 2010-2019 seasons, here’s who I would want on my team.

QUARTERBACK: Jake Rudock
RUNNING BACK: Fitzgerald Toussaint
FULLBACK/H-BACK: Khalid Hill
WIDE RECEIVER: Jeremy Gallon
WIDE RECEIVER: Junior Hemingway
TIGHT END: Jake Butt
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Taylor Lewan
OFFENSIVE GUARD: Ben Bredeson
CENTER: David Molk
OFFENSIVE GUARD: Patrick Omameh
OFFENSIVE TACKLE: Mason Cole
OFFENSIVE ALL-PURPOSE: Denard Robinson

DEFENSIVE END: Chase Winovich
DEFENSIVE END: Taco Charlton
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Maurice Hurst, Jr.
DEFENSIVE TACKLE: Mike Martin
OUTSIDE LINEBACKER: Jake Ryan
INSIDE LINEBACKER: Devin Bush, Jr.
INSIDE LINEBACKER: Ben Gedeon
CORNERBACK: Jourdan Lewis
CORNERBACK: David Long
SAFETY: Jarrod Wilson
SAFETY: Dymonte Thomas
NICKEL: Jabrill Peppers
DEFENSIVE ALL-PURPOSE: Jordan Kovacs

PUNTER: Will Hart
KICKER: Kenny Allen
PUNT RETURNER: Donovan Peoples-Jones
KICKOFF RETURNER: Giles Jackson

14Nov 2019
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Chris Wormley

Chris Wormley (image via Baltimore Beatdown)

Former Michigan defensive tackle Chris Wormley doesn’t get mentioned in this space very often, but he had one of his best career games on Sunday with 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 49-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Wormley and the Bengals are now 7-2.

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Devin Bush, Jr., LB (Pittsburgh Steelers): Bush made 3 tackles in a 17-12 win over the St. Louis Rams.
  • Frank Clark, DE (Kansas City Chiefs): Clark made 4 tackles and 1 sack in a 35-32 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
  • Mason Cole, OL (Arizona Cardinals): Cole started at right tackle in a 30-27 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cole has now started at left guard, center, and right tackle in his career.
  • Maurice Hurst, Jr., DT (Oakland Raiders): Hurst made 2 tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in a 26-24 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
  • Jabrill Peppers, S (New York Giants): Peppers made 6 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 34-27 loss to the New York Jets.

MISCELLANEY

12Nov 2019
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Under Armour All-American Game Participants: Michigan

Loganville (GA) Grayson OT Trente Jones

The 2020 Under Armour All-American Game will be played in January of 2020.  The following participants have committed to or signed a Letter of Intent to play for Michigan:

2020
Blake Corum, RB – Baltimore, MD*
Micah Mazzccua, OT – Baltimore, MD*
Braiden McGregor, DE – Port Huron, MI*#
Andre Seldon, Jr., CB – Belleville, MI*

2019
Zach Charbonnet, RB – Thousand Oaks, CA
Quinten Johnson, S – Washington, DC
Trente Jones, OT – Loganville, GA
Nolan Rumler, OG – Akron, OH
Mazi Smith, DT – East Kentwood, MI
Anthony Solomon, LB – Fort Lauderdale, FL

2018
Mustapha Muhammad, TE – Missouri City, TX
Myles Sims, CB – Atlanta, GA

2017
Jaylen Kelly-Powell, S – Detroit, MI
Kwity Paye, DE – Warwick, RI
Cesar Ruiz, C – Bradenton, FL
Luiji Vilain, DE – Alexandria, VA

Hit the jump for more.

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9Oct 2019
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Brandon Graham

Brandon Graham

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham had a career day on Sunday. It helped that he was facing a terrible New York Jets offense. Graham made 6 tackles, 3 sacks, and 5 total hits on the quarterback in the 31-6 victory.

Here’s some video, but keep in mind that the Tweeter (Fran Duffy, whoever that is) is inaccurate with his comments. Just enjoy the moving pictures:

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Tom Brady, QB (New England Patriots): Brady completed 28/42 passes for 348 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception in a 33-7 win over the winless Washington Redskins.
  • Devin Bush, Jr., LB (Pittsburgh Steelers): Bush made 8 tackles and his first career interception in a 26-23 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Rashan Gary, OLB (Green Bay Packers): Gary made 3 tackles in a 34-24 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Ryan Glasgow, DT (Cincinnati Bengals): Glasgow made 4 tackles in a 26-23 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Maurice Hurst, Jr., DT (Oakland Raiders): Hurst made 2 sacks in a 24-21 win over the Chicago Bears.
  • Taylor Lewan, OT (Tennessee Titans): Lewan returned from suspension but the Titans lost to the Buffalo Bills by a score of 14-7.
  • Jabrill Peppers, S (New York Giants): Peppers made 5 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 forced fumble in a 28-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Jarrod Wilson, S (Jacksonville Jaguars): Wilson made 4 tackles and 1 tackle for loss in a 34-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers. According to Next Gen Stats, Wilson was running 22.13 MPH chasing down Christian McCaffrey.
  • Chase Winovich, OLB (New England Patriots): Winovich made 2 tackles and 1 sack in the 33-7 win over the Redskins. He leads all rookies in sacks with 4 so far.