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Report: Michigan tight end Sean McKeon signs with Dallas Cowboys

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Another Jim Harbaugh tight end has an NFL future ahead of him.

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Former Michigan Wolverines tight end Sean McKeon was not selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, but it appears he has already found his pro destination. According to Josh Henschke of The Michigan Insider, McKeon is joining the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent.

McKeon was a three-star prospect and the No. 854 player in the country coming out of high school, but developed into a solid player for the Wolverines in his time in Ann Arbor. McKeon appeared in 40 games in his Michigan career and made 23 starts, hauling in 60 passes for 668 yards and six touchdowns. He was a three-time honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree in college.

Overview (full scouting report here)

McKeon projects best as an in-line “Y” receiver at the next level and someone who has a chance to crack a roster as a third/developmental tight end on the depth chart. He is a willing-enough blocker and improved there in his time in Ann Arbor, but will need to add more strength to his frame to hold up in this area at the next level. There is not a lot of explosion, burst or separation to his game and his opportunities mostly come when he is working in the soft spots on the defense, though he has extremely soft hands and is a player that is capable of cashing in on opportunities he gets in the passing game. He was a solid college tight end, but without the athletic traits or ability to flex out wide, this is probably a prospect that waits things out until late on day three and potentially for undrafted free agency.

Michigan saw 10 players selected in the draft this weekend, which is tied for second in the Jim Harbaugh with the 2017 NFL Draft class. We recapped the destinations and players that were selected here.