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Mock draft simulation 2.0: Where Michigan players stand after Senior Bowl

The Wolverine prospects are rising a bit after the start of the draft process.

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

We know the Michigan Wolverines prospects that are in the NFL Draft process currently for the 2020 cycle and now that the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl exhibitions are complete, another step in that process is now complete.

With that in mind, we simulated all 7-rounds via The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Simulator to see where the board currently has Michigan prospects set to go. It is worth noting that they are constantly updating their boards to reflect trends in the pre-draft process, their own scouting and more leading up to April.

You can read the first edition of our simulations to compare here. Below is the most recent sim that was run on Tuesday morning.

Arizona Cardinals (Round 2, Pick 40 overall): Cesar Ruiz, IOL

The last time we ran this sim, Ruiz went in the sixth round. I told you then that was ridiculous and now we’re starting to get an idea of where his range might be. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has been floating him as a possible first round pick recently.

New York Jets (Round 2, Pick 48 overall): Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR

Same team as last time but a round earlier for the Jets here. Sam Darnold needs weapons and Peoples-Jones has the potential to be an explosive playmaker and someone who can give the Jets a boost in the return game.

Houston Texans (Round 2, Pick 57 overall): Joshua Uche, EDGE

When it is all said and done, I would not be surprised to see Uche as the highest-drafted Michigan player in this class. He can do it all, including dropping into coverage, and those who followed Senior Bowl practices saw it too. He’s a three-down player in the NFL.

San Francisco 49ers (Round 5, Pick 138 overall): Ben Bredeson, IOL

Bredenson is as rock solid as it gets as a guard prospect and a guy who does a lot of things well and was a two-time captain in college. I think he’s at worst an average NFL starter or high-end depth piece. I would expect him off the board earlier than this.

Baltimore Ravens (Round 5, Pick 152 overall): Michael Onwenu, IOL

The Ravens want to run the football and who would know Onwenu better than another Harbaugh? This makes sense to me.

Pittsburgh Steelers (Round 6, Pick 178 overall): Lavert Hill, CB

Hill is going to have a shot to make a roster, but is not quite as highly regarded a prospect as Jourdan Lewis and David Long before him were. He would rejoin Devin Bush in this scenario.

Minnesota Vikings (Round 6, Pick 185 overall): Jon Runyan, OT

Runyan can be a serviceable NFL tackle and people who turn out the tape of the Ohio State game and how he handled Chase Young will see that. The Vikings should be drafting offensive linemen almost every year with how bad they are up front.

Green Bay Packers (Round 6, Pick 189 overall): Sean McKeon, TE

There’s three-down ability to his game and he does a lot of things well, including his willingness to block. He has soft hands and drops were never an issue at Michigan, but his athleticism will be questioned by NFL scouts.

Not Drafted: QB Shea Patterson, S/LB Khaleke Hudson, S Josh Metellus, DE Mike Danna

Patterson had an up-and-down week at the Senior Bowl with the feedback skewing slightly more positive than negative. Some question whether he should be drafted, but he brings more to the table from a tools perspective than Jake Rudock did and he was drafted. All it takes is one team for any of these guys, but do see them all on NFL rosters come the preseason.

Other Big Ten Picks

  • 2. Washington RedskinsChase Young, EDGE, Ohio State
  • 3. Detroit LionsJeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State
  • 11. New York Jets — Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa
  • 16. Atlanta FalconsA.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa
  • 23. New England PatriotsYetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
  • 31. Kansas City ChiefsJonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
  • 37. Los Angeles ChargersDamon Arnette, CB, Ohio State
  • 42. Jacksonville Jaguars — K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
  • 45. Tampa Bay BuccaneersJ.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State
  • 61. Tennessee TitansNate Stanley, QB, Iowa
  • 65. Cincinnati BengalsBrycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue
  • 71. Los Angeles Chargers — K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State
  • 73. Jacksonville Jaguars — Antoine Winfield Jr., S, Minnesota
  • 80. Las Vegas RaidersMalik Harrison, LB, Ohio State
  • 81. Las Vegas Raiders — Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin
  • 92. Baltimore Ravens — Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue
  • 102. Los Angeles Chargers — Tyler Biadasz, IOL, WIsconsin
  • 116. Los Angeles RamsTyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota
  • 126. Green Bay Packers — Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland
  • 127. Kansas City Chiefs — Kenny Willekes, EDGE, Michigan State
  • 128. Denver Broncos — Raequan WIlliams, IDL, Michigan State
  • 147. Miami DolphinsDavon Hamilton, IDL, Ohio State
  • 155. Los Angeles Rams — Jordan Fuller, S, Ohio State
  • 160. Cincinnati Bengals — Joe Bachie, LB, Michigan State
  • 164. Carolina PanthersLamar Jackson, CB, Nebraska
  • 174. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Antoine Brooks Jr., S, Maryland
  • 175. New England Patriots — Khalil Davis, IDL, Nebraska
  • 183. New Orleans SaintsGeno Stone, S, Iowa
  • 188. Tennessee Titans — Mohamed Barry, LB, Nebraska
  • 196. Minnesota Vikings — David Dowell, S, Michigan State
  • 205. Atlanta Falcons — Naquan Jones, IDL, Michigan State
  • 207. New England Patriots — Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan State
  • 210. Chicago BearsRobert Landers, IDL, Ohio State
  • 211. Los Angeles Rams — Luke Farrell, TE, Ohio State
  • 219. Green Bay Packers — JD Spielman, WR, Nebraska
  • 223. San Francisco 49ers — Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin