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2019 NFL Draft: Chase Winovich selected by New England Patriots in 3rd Round

The Michigan man was drafted in the third round

NCAA Football: Penn State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan star EDGE rusher Chase Winovich is on his way to the New England Patriots after being selected with the 77th pick of the NFL Draft on Friday. Winovich played with a very talented defensive line of the Michigan Wolverines that helped the maize n’ blue earn 34 sacks last season.

The four-year starter was quite an impactful player in Ann Arbor. Winovich was a consensus All-Big Ten nominee and a second-team All-American (AFCA) in 2018, and a consensus second-team All-Big Ten nominee in 2017.

Chase was a fifth-year senior who added 18 sacks, 185 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, and three forced fumbles throughout his career at Michigan. He won the 2018 Bo Schembechler MVP Team Award for his play last season.

Off the field, Winovich will be remembered for dying his long locks orange for the ChadTough Foundation in the Outback Bowl after the 2017 season and his continued support throughout his time at Michigan.

Winovich is quick on his feet and is such a productive player off the snap. He has great hands and can finesse or bull-rush his way through the offensive line. He also has a ton of heart that he wears on his sleeve and the NFL will love his charismatic nature.