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Michigan No. 6 on List of Schools with the Most NFL Talent

One spot ahead of Ohio State.

Michigan Football Spring Game Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

NFL.com is counting down its list of the 25 college football teams with the most NFL-caliber talent, and naturally Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines rank pretty high.

The site released Nos. 6-10 today, with UM coming in right at No. 6:

Players to watch: TE Jake Butt, DE Taco Charlton, WR Jehu Chesson, CB Jeremy Clark, C Mason Cole, WR Amara Darboh, OG Kyle Kalis, CB Jourdan Lewis, OT Erik Magnuson, S Jabrill Peppers, RB De'Veon Smith, DL Chris Wormley

The outlook: Jim Harbaugh has wasted no time turning the Wolverines into a recruiting power, but he also has helped veterans reach their potential. Wormley, Charlton and Ryan Glasgow make up a strong defensive line, which will only make the talented cornerback duo of Lewis and Clark better. Peppers has looked the part of a top-five national recruit so far, starring on offense, defense and special teams. If Houston transfer QB John O'Korn performs as well as Jake Rudock did last season under Harbaugh's tutelage, then Chesson and Butt will have career years.

Newcomer in the spotlight: DT Rashan Gary -- The guy everyone wanted last spring ended up signing with Harbaugh. His strength and athleticism will make him a tough sit this season, as a lot of upperclassmen don't have the skills of this 6-foot-5, 290-pound lineman. Gary can play any spot on the line, making him a valuable swing player as a freshman.

The only other Big Ten teams on the list so far are Ohio State (No. 7) and Michigan State (No. 11).

The top five haven’t been released yet, but it’s easy to image Michigan moving even further up as Harbaugh establishes himself in Ann Arbor.