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NFL Draft: Michigan sets school record for number of players drafted in a single year

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It was a big week for the Michigan football program.

Over the past three days, Michigan had a total of 11 players taken in the NFL Draft which set a school record. Head coach Jim Harbaugh was able to get eight defensive players and three offensive players drafted by NFL teams with eight looking to get signed as an undrafted free agent.

And don’t look past Michigan setting this school mark as some kind of meaningless trivia answer. The Wolverines, especially under Harbaugh did well on the recruiting trail but if you’re able add this latest tidbit to help sway a top recruit then that could be all the difference.

Anyways, here’s were every Michigan player went in the draft.

Jabrill Peppers (SS) – Cleveland Browns (1st round, 25th overall)

A lot of people are slamming this pick but if Cleveland is able to use Peppers the right way then he could be extremely effective, especially in zone coverage. However if they try to use him in man-to-man sets or as a linebacker then you’re going to have problems.

Taco Charlton (DE) – Dallas Cowboys (1st round, 28th overall)

Charlton has all the makings of a starter in the NFL, especially if he’s able to stay as an end in a four man set. However he’ll need some seasoning and probably won’t contribute much right away.

Chris Wormley (DT) – Baltimore Ravens (3rd round, 74th overall)

Wormley won’t turn a lot of heads but he’s probably one of the most consistent and efficient defensive tackles in the entire draft.

Jourdan Lewis (CB) – Dallas Cowboys (3rd round, 92nd overall)

Lewis is productive and will certainly help the Dallas secondary. Size concerns and some off the field trouble surely contributed to where he was ultimately taken.

Delano Hill (FS) – Seattle Seahawks (3rd round, 95th overall)

If Delano Hill can impress enough he may have gotten himself into the perfect situation in Seattle, especially with their questions marks surrounding Earl Thomas coming off an injury and Kam Chancellor entering the final year of his contract.

Amara Darboh (WR) – Seattle Seahawks (3rd round, 106th overall)

Seattle needs help at wide-out and Amara Darboh presents excellent value at this spot.

Ben Gedeon (ILB) – Minnesota Vikings (4th round, 120th overall)

Gedeon will make it easier for the Vikings to get over the loss of Chad Greenway. He’ll also more than likely find himself as an immediate starter on the special teams and an eventual starter on defense.

Ryan Glasgow (DT) – Cincinnati Bengals (4th round, 138th overall)

The Bengals will appreciate Glasgow’s tenacity on defense however his inability to consistency get at the quarterback may find him moving to offense.

Jehu Chesson (WR) – Kansas City Chiefs (4th round, 139th overall)

Chesson has the tools to make it as an NFL receiver but will need time to develop. He’s raw and if the Chiefs can be patient with him Chesson could find himself with a decent NFL career.

Jake Butt (TE) – Denver Broncos (5th round, 145th overall)

Denver got tremendous value in Butt who people are already comparing to Tyler Eifert. If it wasn’t for the ACL injury suffered in the bowl game Butt without a doubt would have gone in the first round.

Jeremy Clark (CB) – New York Jets (6th round, 197th overall)

Clark has the size to play either corner or strong safety. That is if he can stay healthy after that torn ACL.

Undrafted

UPDATE: We’ve included any undrafted signings below.

Erik Magnuson – OT – San Francisco 49ers

Channing Stribling – CB – Cleveland Browns

Ben Braden – OG

Matthew Godin – DT – Houston Texans

Dymonte Thomas – SS – Denver Broncos

De’Veon Smith – RB – Miami Dolphins

Kenny Allen – P – Baltimore Ravens

Kyle Kalis – OG – Washington

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