Michigan's 2016 quarterback commit Brandon Peters (Avon, Indiana) was at the NFTC event in Chicago over the weekend, showing off his arm for the first time since his commitment to the Wolverines.
While Peters is not the highest ranked passer in the class of 2016, I have always liked his game and think he is a great fit for what Jim Harbaugh wants at the position.
The guys from Wolverine247 were at the event and had the chance to evaluate his performance and speak to him. (FREE)
Here is Clint Brewster's evaluation of Peters' day:
"He shows a clean/straight back drop and throws with his feet underneath him. He doesn't overstride," Brewster said. "His release is real compact and he's got a quick over-the-top wrist-snap. Also good weight transfer. Everything is tight in his mechanics and he really has good foot-speed for a big QB. He's got a great foundation of footwork, height, and pocket mobility that could make him a special player at the next level. He's able to see the whole field.
"Peters looks really under control and not rushed. I like the touch on the passes that need it and his downfield-accuracy. His throwing motion looks even tighter and more compact than in his junior highlights. Like we have talked about, I think his upsize and potential is great. A lot of parts in his game remind me of Sam Bradford in high school."
Steve Lorenz spoke to Peters after the event, where he acknowledged that he still has improvements to make going forward.
"I learned a lot about my game today and what I need to do to get better," he said. "I need to work on how I use my lower body a lot better and have to develop a better consistency at keeping my eyes level as I scan the field. I thought I performed alright today but I definitely have some work to do."
Peters went on to say that he is happy to be a part of a program like Michigan's and that he is ready to get to work as soon as possible. He also revealed a few of the targets he has had contact with.
"I've been talking to Pop (TE target Naseir Upshur)," Peters said. "I've also been talking a lot to Brad Hawkins and Austin Mack as well. The last time I called the coaches they gave me some other guys to start working on, so I plan to start doing that in the near future and get more aggressive."
Michigan's NFL Draft photo edits
Michigan's graphics and pictures they send out to prospect have been very cool since the new staff was brought in and they have been using them to their advantage. The NFL Draft was over the weekend, and they used that event as a reason to craft a batch of edits that were very well received by all players, it seems.
Michigan with the crazy edit! Congrats to big bro @JaelenStrong pic.twitter.com/9zzIo0FMZO— Pop (@NaseirUpshur) May 2, 2015
Coach @CoachJim4UM made this Edit, by far the best, my favorite NFL team & everything, #Dream #Michigan #Wolverines pic.twitter.com/TjoLTxBg12— Christopher Daniels (@clicclac97) May 1, 2015
Those are just a few examples, but it provides a good look at how effective these photo edits can be. To this point, nobody has ever committed to any school simply because of the quality of these, but it is always a good idea to leave a good impression wherever you can. Michigan seems to have embraced that under Harbaugh so far.
Michigan extended another decent-sized batch of scholarship offers over the weekend with a focus on 2017 prospects from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The biggest was to offensive tackle Tedarrell Slaton. He is a five-star prospect and the fourth-ranked offensive tackle in the class, per the 247 Composite.
Safety Daniel Wright also pulled in an offer from the Wolverines, according to his Twitter account.
Blessed to receive offer from Michigan.. #dreamchasing— Daniel Wright (@_Wright3470) May 1, 2015
Wright is a four-star prospect and the sixth-ranked safety in the class, per the 247 Composite.
Another Ft. Lauderdale offer went out to 2017 offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert, who is currently unranked.
I am Blessed and most Gracious to say I've been offered by The University of Michigan! #GoBlue #Wolverines Offer #4 pic.twitter.com/L59SpfXapq— Kai-Leon Herbert (@KHerb17) May 2, 2015
Michigan also extended a scholarship offer to 2016 offensive tackle Michael Elitise (Honolulu, Hawaii). He is a four-star prospect and the sixth-ranked offensive tackle in the class, per the 247 Composite.