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Lions selected Michigan QB Jake Rudock with the No. 191 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Rudock (6'3/207) spent one year at Michigan after transferring from Iowa, leading the Wolverines to a 10-3 record and completing 64% of his throws with a 20:9 TD-to-INT ratio. Rudock benefited from spending his entire college career in pro-style attacks, and draws high marks for intelligence and intangibles. His arm strength is baseline-NFL caliber at best, however, and Rudock needs to speed up his internal clock. Lacking starter-quality traits, Rudock would do well to hang around the league toting clipboards.
Apr 30 - 4:36 PM

Ravens selected Michigan DT Willie Henry with the No. 132 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Henry (6'3/303) made 22 starts on the Wolverines' defensive line, amassing 18.5 career tackles for loss and ten sacks. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection as a senior. Henry turned in a solid Combine workout, running 5.0-flat with a 30 1/2-inch vertical and 28 bench-press reps. A three-technique prospect with some power to his game and plenty of up-field burst, Henry has a legitimate chance to develop into an NFL starter.
Apr 30 - 1:51 PM

Lions selected Michigan C Graham Glasgow with the No. 95 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Glasgow (6'6/307) made 37 starts for the Wolverines, seeing action at both guard spots before spending his senior year at center. He made honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2015. A nasty run blocker with big hands (10 3/4") and good arm length for the interior (33 5/8"), Graham is a limited-athlete overachiever with exactly the level of versatility NFL teams seek in reserve linemen. Glasgow's biggest red flag is his history of drinking; he was suspended after a 2014 DUI and committed further infractions during the ban. Glasgow could carve out an extended NFL career, but he needs to stay on the right track.
Apr 29 - 11:12 PM

An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called Michigan C Graham Glasgow "smart," adding that "[h]opefully, he's smart enough to stop drinking.

Glasgow ran into trouble when he was pulled over for driving under the influence last March. At least one scout doesn't see this as a future issue, telling the Journal Sentinel, "He's big and he gets on people and he blocks 'em. Maybe a little upright in his play but he's pretty good. He had the (alcohol) incident but they say he's been all right." That scout added "he just blocks people." Depending on which team drafts him, he could end up at center or either guard position.
Apr 26 - 8:54 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports that the Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions have all shown interest in Michigan OLB James Ross III.

Ross was tremendous as a sophomore but fell off over the past two years following a position change from weakside linebacker to strongside linebacker. At 5-foot-11, 232 pounds, Ross projects as an inside linebacker who needs to pack on some more muscle. He can likely be had for a UDFA contract.
Apr 26 - 6:56 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper called Michigan DE Mario Ojemudia a potential mid-round talent on a Wednesday teleconference.

Ojemudia tore his Achilles in October and never returned to the field, hurting his draft prospects. "The guy ... who has a chance to be a really good player -- you talk about all these injured guys -- Mario Ojemudia is a kid, a defensive end who showed a lot of promise but he got hurt," Kiper said. "Before that, I think he looked like a third or fourth round pick. He's a kid to watch that could get lost in the shuffle that showed NFL ability." Ojemudia's recovery is reportedly going well.
Apr 20 - 5:07 PM

Michigan CB Jarrod Wilson is visiting the Steelers on Tuesday.

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson passed this one along. During his Pro Day, Wilson (Jarrod, not Aaron) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds and logged jumps of 36 inches (vertical) and 9-foot-10 (broad). Last season, the 6-foot-1, 209-pounder recorded 61 tackles (1.0 for loss), a sack and two interceptions. He is a probable UDFA.
Apr 19 - 6:02 PM

Michigan redshirt junior RB Drake Johnson was hospitalized after being run over by a forklift at the team's indoor practice facility.

We don't yet know how exactly this freak accident occurred, but Johnson is very lucky to have escaped further injury. This is how HC Jim Harbaugh put it: "It would’ve killed a lesser man. He is blue-twisted steel." Harbaugh added that it "was a miracle, right up there with Easter" that Johnson wasn’t injured worse. We don't yet know what specific injuries Johnson sustained in the accident.
Apr 14 - 10:15 PM

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh lashed out at the NCAA's ban of satellite camps.

Last week, the NCAA banned college coaches from leaving campus to participate in high school summer camps. These camps had previously acted as recruiting goldmines. Harbaugh did not mince words here, saying, "The image that comes to my mind is guys in a back room smoking cigars, doing what they perceive is best for them. It certainly isn't the best thing for the youngsters. It's not the best thing for the student-athletes." He also said that "the incompetence of the NCAA rears its ugly head again," so that's fun.
Apr 12 - 8:39 PM

Rookie Scouting Portfolio's David Igono noted that Michigan QB Jake Rudock "has a feel for the game that projects well to the next level."

"Rudock displays an aggression that will serve him well as he develops at the next level," Igono wrote before adding, "Knowing situations, specifically risk, is crucial to the growth of a quarterback." The analyst is particularly keen on the 6-foot-3, 208-pounder's level of decisiveness. Per Igono, "Rudock’s body language at the top of his drops exudes confidence – not just in what he sees but what he can exploit." If he is drafted, that will come in the later rounds of Day 3, but there's a shadow belief (voiced by the likes of Gil Brandt, Daniel Jeremiah and Mel Kiper Jr. in addition to Igono) that he could develop into a serviceable backup arm over time once he finds an NFL home.
Apr 3 - 6:26 PM

Michigan junior WR Maurice Ways underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a broken bone in his foot.

Ways is expected to miss in the ballpark of three-to-four months as he recovers from the foot surgery. HC Jim Harbaugh explained how the injury came about when he said, "Moe caught a touchdown pass (in an earlier practice), and a freak thing happened. Fell on his foot and looks like he’s going to need a surgery for the fifth metacarpal in his foot." In a world where college coaches almost never ladle out injury information, we appreciate Harbaugh citing the "fifth metacarpal in his foot" as the problem area. Ways had three catches for 40 yards last season and his absence in the early spring and summer shouldn't derail Michigan's gear-up for a Playoff run.
Mar 29 - 1:58 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh indicated that there has been no decision at starting quarterback.

"We're looking for a quarterback to move the team and not make the big mistake," Harbaugh said. "They're all in the mode of a big mistake a day." Redshirt sophomore QB Wilton Speight took snaps with the first-team offense on Saturday, but not much should be read into that. Junior Houston transfer QB John O'Korn had been in the same role earlier this month. Senior QB Shane Morris has more experience than either of those young men and is also in consideration to start for the 2016 campaign. "We'll keep plugging away and keep getting better. Keep giving them things that they can improve on," Harbaugh said. It's unlikely this situation settles until August camp.
Source: mlive.com
Mar 27 - 2:11 PM

Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh indicated that junior WR Maurice Ways broke a bone in his foot.

Ways will be sidelined three-to-four months, meaning that if he stays on that timetable he would be ready for the start of August camp. Or if not the start, close to the start. Last season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder managed just three catches for 40 yards. Injuries are never welcome, but this is one the team should be able to cover for easily enough.
Mar 27 - 1:35 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt wrote that Michigan FB Joe Kerridge was "described as a very good hands catcher" during last Friday's Pro Day.

"[Kerridge] impressed everybody with how well he can catch the ball as a fullback," Brandt noted. The 6-foot, 245-pounder went through yer traditional set of tests on Pro Day, running the 40-yard dash in 4.81 and 4.86 seconds while posting respectable jumps of 34.5 inches (vertical) and 9-foot-9 (broad). While Kerridge showed off a dependable pair of hands, he was rarely utilized as an offensive player with Michigan in 2015. To whit, he rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries last seasons. And his hands rarely factored into the equation, as he caught just five balls for 33 yards. If he is drafted, that will come on Day 3.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 7:08 PM

In a CBS Sports poll of NFL personnel (scouts to general managers), Michigan DT Willie Henry ranked as the third-most underrated prospect in the 2016 pool.

"A third Big Ten standout to receive more praise from scouts than the media," CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang wrote, "Henry is among a group of so-called "second tier" defensive tackles who have been overshadowed a bit by the extraordinary talent at the position this year." On Michigan's March 18 Pro Day, the Patriots, Bengals and Jets all sent DL coaches to watch Henry. He also has five private workouts scheduled with NFL clubs in the days to come. Rang notes that "some believe [Henry] won't make it out of the third [round]."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 21 - 11:47 PM


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