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Rashan Gary | Defensive End

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/3/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 283

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Michigan junior DL Rashan Gary will not play in the Peach Bowl against Florida.
Not a shock. Gary has battled a shoulder issue, and he already announced his intention to declare for the NFL Draft in November. The 6-foot-5, 287-pound defender will have his medical reports heavily scrutinized, but he has the talent to be one of the first defensive lineman off the board come April. Dec 3 - 11:15 AM
Source: ESPN

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Michigan junior DL Rashan Gary declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

A top-10 hopeful, Gary took to YouTube to announce that he'll forego his senior season. He shared the video on his Twitter account. ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Gary as the No. 8 overall player in the class earlier this month. Gary was the No. 1-ranked recruit in the country coming out of high school. His last year on campus didn't go as planned. The 6-foot-5, 287-pounder suffered a shoulder injury in preseason camp and played through it for the first three games of the season. He ended up missing three full games and parts of others while playing at less than 100-percent. Gary has not yet announced if he plans to play in Michigan's as-yet-to-be-determined bowl game. We'd bet against it.
Nov 26 - 12:52 PM

When asked if he had any thought of sitting out the remainder of the season, Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary responded, "Absolutely not."

Gary (6'5/283) had missed the past three games with a shoulder injury prior to making his return against Penn State on Saturday. We've already seen two injured players -- Nick Bosa and Rodney Anderson -- peace out on their teams in order to begin draft preparation. This thought apparently was never a serious consideration for Gary, who is expected to be a high first-round selection should he declare this winter. Instead, the junior standout will look to help Michigan make its push for a Playoff spot over the final three games of the regular-season campaign. The first two contests in that triumvirate do not figure to be particularly trying, as they will come against Rutgers and Indiana. Then, Ohio State.
Nov 6 - 7:13 PM

Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) was part of the first team defense for warmups ahead of Saturday's game against Penn State.

There were questions earlier in the week as to whether or not Gary, who has missed Michigan's last three games due to a shoulder injury that was suffered in August, would be available to play Saturday. His going through 11 on 11 work with the first-team defense may be a positive sign when it comes to the junior's availability for the pivotal Big Ten East matchup.
Nov 3 - 3:28 PM

Michigan DL Carlo Kemp says he and his teammates are frustrated with rumors that junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) is sitting out games with the NFL in mind.

"I know Rashan very, very closely," he said. "He's not a guy who is trying to take himself out of the game. He's always trying to get into the game." Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh said on Monday that he doesn't know if Gary will be healthy enough to return Saturday against Penn State. Gary has missed games against Maryland, Wisconsin and Michigan State this month. Gary's mother, Jennifer Coney-Shepherd, said in a Facebook post that Gary injured his shoulder in August and tried to play through it. She stated that medical personnel told Gary that he was at risk for needing surgery if he didn't sit to let it heal. "Why would people say he's quitting football because he has to heal?" she said. "My son is and always will be a warrior. My son is a Wolverine!"
Source: ESPN
Oct 30 - 12:51 PM

Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) still has no return date set.

To absolutely no one's surprise, Jim Harbaugh offered very little update on Gary's status; saying only that he's made some progress. He's missed the last three weeks because of the shoulder injury, and defensive tackle Carlo Kemp told reporters that Gary is "attacking" rehab to return for the Wolverines. Still, it's becoming more and more possible that Gary has played his last down for Michigan.
Oct 29 - 5:02 PM

Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary's shoulder injury could cause him to miss the rest of the season.

Michigan's defense has been playing just fine without Gary (6'5/290) but this would obviously be a significant loss for the Wolverines. Wolverines HC Jim Harbaugh seemingly stated that Gary's not playing against Michigan State was his decision, saying that Gary "didn't feel like he could go." It's possible Gary wants to stay healthy ahead of draft time -- one can't blame him for that -- and we don't see the talented junior again in 2018.
Oct 22 - 4:01 PM

Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) missed Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Gary did not travel with the team, according to a Michigan spokesman. This will be the third straight game Gary has missed due to the shoulder injury he suffered against Northwestern on September 29. The Wolverines were mum about Gary's status all week, perhaps playing coy. There was even a report earlier Saturday that he was on the team's travel roster. Gary is a top-15 overall NFL Draft prospect.
Oct 20 - 12:18 PM

Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Michigan State.

Gary (6'5/290) has missed the previous two games for the Wolverines due to the shoulder injury he suffered against Northwestern on September 29. Jim Harbaugh isn't talking about injuries this week because of course he isn't, so we likely won't know if Gary plays until we see him in uniform -- maybe not even then -- against the Spartans on Saturday.
Oct 19 - 8:23 PM

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said there is "hope" that junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) will be available for Saturday's game against No. 15 Wisconsin.

Gary (6'5/290) was in street clothes last week against Maryland after Harbaugh denied there was a major shoulder injury, but it looks like he will suit up this week. The potential top-10 overall NFL pick will be a fun watch as he tries to contain Alex Hornibrook and Jonathan Taylor.
Oct 8 - 7:23 PM

Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) will miss Saturday's game against Maryland.

Gary is, minutes before kickoff, on the sideline in street clothes. The junior All-Big Ten defensive end is "believed to be suffering from some sort of shoulder issue," MLive reported earlier this week. Gary, a top-10 overall NFL prospect, left the last two games early, including last Saturday's win at Northwestern. Once again, second-year DE Kwity Paye and third-year rush end Joshua Uche will see an uptick in snaps.
Oct 6 - 1:03 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh says junior DE Rashan Gary (shoulder) is questionable for Saturday's game against Maryland.

The junior All-Big Ten defensive end is "believed to be suffering from some sort of shoulder issue," according to MLive, which added that Harbaugh has "(brushed) off questions about a potential shoulder injury." Gary has exited the last two games early, including Saturday's win at Northwestern. He left in the third quarter of a close game after requiring attention on the field and didn't return.
Oct 2 - 1:22 PM

Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary (upper body) suffered an apparent upper body injury in the second half of Saturday's 20-17 win at Northwestern and he missed some time.

Gary was down for several moments on the field, requiring medical attention. He limped off to the locker room under his own power, but he was able to return after a brief absence and he finished the game. He also last left week's game against Nebraska due to what appeared to be the same type of upper-body injury, so it's something to watch heading into next week's game against Maryland.
Sep 29 - 8:44 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that after watching extensive game film, he believes that Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary is "the real deal"

"Gary fires off the snap with a great first step, plays with great pad level and balance while also showing the ability to flatten his angle then pursue from the backside with speed," Pauline writes, adding the intriguing nugget that the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Michigan standout looks like he still has room to grow in terms of his developmental ceiling. Gary topped Bruce Feldman's "Freaks" list earlier this month. The future NFL star-to-be is capable of running a 4.75-second 40-yard dash with a 126-inch broad jump. He'll be in play for the No. 1 overall selection next spring should he declare for the draft after the coming season.
Jul 18 - 12:07 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein lists Michigan junior DE Rashan Gary fifth among defensive lineman to watch for in the 2018 season.

Gary is considered one of the most athletic defensive lineman in the class, and ranks first in Bruce Feldman's always excellent "freak athlete" list of 2018. "Gary lines up and fires out of a track stance, but he's more of a physical presence as a pass rusher, rather than a player who tries to out-race tackles to the edge," Zierlein writes. The one issue that Zierlein seems to have -- and it's a common one from analysts -- is that Gary doesn't seem to have much in terms of pure pass-rush moves. If he shows more, he'll be one of the first defenders off the board come spring.
Jul 15 - 12:32 PM