Rashan Gary was the first Michigan Wolverine to declare for the NFL Draft this year, but he may not be the first Wolverine off the board due to a lingering shoulder injury.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the lingering problem was discovered during the pre-draft process.
There are people who apparently believe he can play with it this year and then have surgery next offseason. But as we saw during his final year as a Wolverine, it may not be beneficial for that to happen.
Regardless if he can play fully this year or not, this is bad news for the former No. 1 high school recruit. Many mock drafts already had his former teammate Devin Bush ahead of him, but this may solidify Bush being drafted before Gary on Thursday.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper also told reporters Monday he thinks Gary is a “hot and cold” prospect that could fall in the 10-28 range in the first round.
Kiper on ESPN conference call says it's accurate to call him "hot and cold" on Rashan Gary's draft potential.....says the range is 10-28 "for a guy who is very polarizing"— angelique (@chengelis) April 22, 2019
We will just have to wait and see how this all unfolds come Thursday evening.