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2017 NFL Draft: The Dallas Cowboys Select Taco Charlton With The 28th Overall Pick

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Sadly, Ann Arbor is losing its most valuable Taco.

NFL: Combine Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

After 46 games in a Maize and Blue uniform, it seems Taco Charlton is going to be wearing a blue five-pointed star for the foreseeable future. The 6’6”, 272-pound defensive end has been drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

Taco was a very desirable candidate for a lot of teams at the next level, after having racked up 18.5 sacks and 94 tackles at U-M. He also played a key role in run support and locker room leadership here.

NFL: Combine
Charlton did not stand out in any one area at the Combine, but his overall game is very solid.
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Taco also got noticeably better with each passing season. That’s a good sign as he transitions to a whole new dimension of competition, and it signals that we might not know his ceiling yet. He’ll try to reach his potential with a more complete system of coaches, trainers, and medical staff that will all be trying to help him be his best. I’m sure he’s going to remain a lot of fun to watch in Dallas.

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