Nightly Roundup: July 4, 2019

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4Jul 2019
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Nightly Roundup: July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July!

Ben Bredeson and Lavert Hill are pre-season All-Americans (LINK).

This is an excellent piece on former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, who passed away recently (LINK). I apologize if it’s behind a paywall at The Athletic.

Below is a great video of Taylor Lewan breaking down offensive line play:

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20Dec 2018
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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
Micah Mazzccua, OT – Baltimore, MD*

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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26Apr 2018
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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.

Michigan’s only two #1 overall NFL Draft picks are Jake Long in 2008 and Tom Harmon in 1941.

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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3Mar 2017
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Scouting Guide: Offensive Tackle

Jake Long (image via The Michigan Daily)

There’s been a lot of talk in the last year or so about the offensive tackle position, largely because Michigan has seemingly struggled to recruit elite tackles. Devery Hamilton flipped to Stanford, Isaiah Wilson brushed aside Michigan for greener pastures in Georgia, and Kai-Leon Herbert stayed home in Florida. That’s not to say the Wolverines have whiffed entirely on tackle prospects – Grant Newsome, Ben Bredeson, Chuck Filiaga, Joel Honigford, Andrew Stueber, and others all would disagree – but those surefire left tackle prospects have been fleeting.

There are certain things I look for when evaluating offensive tackle prospects – not only their skill level, but whether they will have to move to an interior position. The three main categories I look for are below:

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26Oct 2016
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Taylor Lewan

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Taylor Lewan (#77)

Despite losing 34-26 to the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan had an exciting day with his first NFL touchdown. On a tackle-eligible play, he caught a pass from Marcus Mariota and ran into the end zone (LINK since embedding is unavailable). Dedicated Michigan fans, though, may remember that Lewan scored a touchdown in a Michigan uniform, too, when he recovered a Denard Robinson fumble in the end zone:

HONORABLE MENTION

  • New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 19/26 passes for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 27-16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Brady’s teammate, NT Alan Branch, made 3 tackles and 1 forced fumble in that 27-16 win over the Steelers
  • Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark made 5 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and 1 forced fumble in a 6-6 tie with the Arizona Cardinals
  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 3 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble in a 21-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings

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