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Michigan tight end Zach Gentry declares for NFL Draft

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The junior gained 514 yards and notched two touchdowns in 2018.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Northwestern Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan tight end Zach Gentry will be entering the 2019 NFL Draft, according to The Wolverine.

Gentry submitted his name last month for a draft evaluation and confirmed last week that he received a grade.

“It was a good area for me, I think,” Gentry said at the time about his reported draft stock, “but you never know. We’ll see.”

The junior tight end caught 32 passes for 514 yards and two touchdowns this fall. ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. does not list him in his top-10 tight ends for this April’s draft, but that could change with Gentry declaring for the draft.

The 6-foot-8, 262-pounder arrived in Ann Arbor as a four-star quarterback out of New Mexico, but switched to tight end during 2016 spring practice. He finished his career with 49 receptions for 817 yards and four touchdowns.

This move likely elevates Nick Eubanks to starting Flex tight end. Rising junior Sean McKeon returns as the starter on the inline spot. Mustapha Muhammad and Luke Schoonmaker will be coming off redshirts.