It was a record breaking weekend for the Michigan Wolverines with 11 players selected in the the 2017 NFL Draft. Another 7 were called shortly after as unsigned free agents, making it an amazing 18 guys moving on to the next level.
Deep breath, here we go with the full recap.
Jabrill Peppers was obviously one of the most dynamic players in college football. All the latest controversy about his choice to sit out the Orange Bowl and dilute drug test raised questions about his draft stock, but landed with Cleveland at No. 25.
Taco Charlton was another Wolverine high on many draft boards projected in the first round, and that happened shortly after Peppers at No. 28 with the Dallas Cowboys.
Chris Wormley had to wait until Friday when he was selected at No. 74 with Baltimore. He was talked about and projected high after his outstanding performance in the Orange Bowl.
The Dallas Cowboys were one of four teams to select two Michigan players. They picked up Jourdan Lewis at No. 92.
Minnesota gave Michigan their first in the forth round selected at No. 120 with Ben Gedeon.
Saturday brought great news for Ryan Glasgow with the Cincinnati Bengals selecting him at the No. 138 pick.
Kansas City made it two Michigan players in a row selecting Jehu Chesson at No. 139.
The Denver Broncos moved on one of the best TE in the country selecting Jake Butt at No. 145.
The final round continued with Michigan players when Jeremy Clark was selected by the New York Jets.
The group of 11 broke the record in Michigan program history.
This also marked the largest group in the NFL Draft by any school.
Other Signed Players After Round Six
Shortly after the draft finished, seven more guys received a call and signed as an undrafted free agent.
Denver Broncos- Dymonte Thomas
Michigan safety Dymonte Thomas texted me that he's going to Denver. He's a Marlington High graduate.— Joe Scalzo (@JscalzoREP) April 29, 2017
San Fransisco- Eric Magnuson
Proud to announce I have agreed to terms with the @49ers ! Excited to get there and get to work!— Erik Magnuson (@erikmagnuson78) April 29, 2017
Cleveland Browns- Channing Stribling
Cleveland Browns— Channing Stribling (@C_Strib8) April 29, 2017
Washington Redskins- Kyle Kalis
Texas Texans- Matt Godin
Very excited to announce I've agreed to terms with @HoustonTexans...I'm ready to get to work and compete!— Matt Godin (@Matt_godin81) April 29, 2017
Baltimore Ravens- Kenny Allen
Happy to say I will be joining the @Ravens as a punter. So thankful for this opportunity and I can't wait to get to work.— Kenny Allen (@Kenny__Allen) April 29, 2017
Miami Dolphins- De'Veon Smith
This amazing group of 18 developed over the last few years to get an opportunity at the next level. Four teams grabbed two players; Dallas, Cleveland, Baltimore and Seattle.
These guys also were recruits of Brady Hoke, so no telling if that record of 11 will be matched or even broken with Harbaugh and his first few recruiting classes.