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.
Welcome to Cleveland, Jabrill Peppers!https://t.co/xijtGu0Wk2#BrownsDraft pic.twitter.com/g6SrhqOPQy— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 28, 2017
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.
April 28, 2017
.@JabrillPeppers ➡️ Cleveland, @TheSupremeTaco ➡️ Dallas.— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 28, 2017
RECAP » https://t.co/I90r0E007g#GoBlue #ProBlue #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/NYmsvDwi7p
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.
Welcome to Baltimore, @Chris_Wormley43!#WelcomeToTheFlock pic.twitter.com/x7KzGrfTQP— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 29, 2017
The Dallas Cowboys were one of four teams to select two Michigan players. They picked up Jourdan Lewis at No. 92.
The #DallasCowboys select @JourdanJD from @UMichFootball in the 3rd round of the #NFLDraft #CowboysDraft pic.twitter.com/WxyQkfyM5G— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) April 29, 2017
Seattle was another NFL team selecting two Michigan players, with the first being Delano Hill at No. 95 followed by Amara Darboh at No. 106.
With #Pick95, #SeahawksDraft @UMichFootball strong safety Delano Hill! pic.twitter.com/nwAqr5wrXZ— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 29, 2017
With #Pick106, #SeahawksDraft @UMichFootball WR @Freetownsfinest! pic.twitter.com/cdZerskt0P— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 29, 2017
What a night! Four Wolverines were selected in tonight's Third Round of the #NFLDraft.— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 29, 2017
INFO » https://t.co/XgbtfxzrtP#GoBlue #ProBlue pic.twitter.com/OYZ31MSgRT
Minnesota gave Michigan their first in the forth round selected at No. 120 with Ben Gedeon.
Welcome to the #Vikings, @bgedeon42! pic.twitter.com/bSuUb8BEYk— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 29, 2017
Saturday brought great news for Ryan Glasgow with the Cincinnati Bengals selecting him at the No. 138 pick.
With the 138th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the #Bengals select DT Ryan Glasgow pic.twitter.com/A6oAYO6EWt— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 29, 2017
Kansas City made it two Michigan players in a row selecting Jehu Chesson at No. 139.
From @UMichFootball ➡️ #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/HeNOGR8Bse— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 29, 2017
The Denver Broncos moved on one of the best TE in the country selecting Jake Butt at No. 145.
Welcome to #BroncosCountry, @JBooty_88!#BroncosDraft pic.twitter.com/IHY7vee6CO— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) April 29, 2017
The final round continued with Michigan players when Jeremy Clark was selected by the New York Jets.
Big → Big— New York Jets (@nyjets) April 29, 2017
Welcome, Jeremy Clark! pic.twitter.com/pmITf4tTVG
The group of 11 broke the record in Michigan program history.
11 picks in this year's #NFLDraft. That's a Michigan record. #ThisIsMichigan#GoBlue #ProBlue #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/zI4nAJN8mA— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 29, 2017
This also marked the largest group in the NFL Draft by any school.
Picks by schools in the #NFLDraft. pic.twitter.com/8UU1FiRAvX— NFL Now (@NFLNow) April 29, 2017
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
Congratulations, Kyle Kalis - newest member of the Washington Redskins! @IHCSports @OLineWorld65 @Redskins pic.twitter.com/fDo7ZIz5Xe— IHC Sports (@IHCSports) April 29, 2017
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
Hope you like warm weather @i_BSmith4 DE'VEON SMITH is on his way to the @MiamiDolphins #NFLDraft #ElementFamily #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/G8LU6mZmFo— Element Sports Group (@element_sports) April 30, 2017
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.