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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler tagged the Cowboys as one of five teams to improve their roster most via the draft.

"While the first round pick (of Michigan DE Taco Charlton] was solid -- not great, not bad -- it was the value on days two and three that qualifies the Dallas Cowboys for this list," Brugler writes. He singles out Dallas' work in bolstering the secondary on Day 2 and Day 3, as the team selected Colorado CB Chidobe Awuzie and Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis on Friday and Florida State CB Marquez White on Saturday. Brugler also writes that Day 3 WR's Ryan Switzer and Noah Brown "have a good chance to be a part of this team's offensive blueprint."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 30 - 12:57 PM

Jets selected Michigan CB Jeremy Clark with the No. 197 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Clark (6’3/220) made 15 starts in Michigan's secondary, registering nine career pass breakups and three interceptions before tearing his ACL in September of last season. He did not work out before the draft. Highly regarded by NFL scouts entering 2016, Clark has experience at both safety and cornerback and possesses intriguing size and length as a developmental prospect with 33-inch arms. Clark also dealt with shoulder problems early in his college career and will have to demonstrate durability to get an extended NFL look.
Apr 29 - 4:30 PM

Broncos selected Michigan TE Jake Butt with the No. 145 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Butt (6’6/246) made 37 starts for Michigan, recording a career 138/1,646/11 (11.9 YPR) receiving line and earning the 2016 Mackey Award as college football’s top tight end. Unfortunately, Butt tore his right ACL and meniscus in 2014 and re-tore the ACL in December’s Orange Bowl. When healthy, Butt is a traditional in-line tight end with reliable hands and adequate blocking ability. He profiles similarly to the current NFL version of Zach Ertz. Butt may be forced to "redshirt" his rookie year, but he has a chance to develop into a lower-end starter capable of staying on the field all three downs.
Apr 29 - 2:09 PM

Chiefs selected Michigan WR Jehu Chesson with the No. 139 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Chesson (6’2/204) made 25 starts for Michigan, collecting a 114/1,639/12 (14.4 YPR) career receiving line and returning a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown as a junior. He earned first-team All-Big Ten from the conference’s coaches in 2015, but slipped to honorable mention last year. Chesson did help himself in Indy, running 4.47 and showing explosion in the broad jump (11’). Turning 24 later this year, Chesson is old-ish for a rookie and was a body catcher on tape, also struggling to make much happen after the catch. Chesson profiles as a short-area possession receiver who may best fit in the slot.
Apr 29 - 1:49 PM

Bengals selected Michigan DT Ryan Glasgow with the No. 138 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Glasgow (6’3/302) made 33 starts on Michigan's defensive line, tallying 18.5 career tackles for loss, five sacks, and two forced fumbles. The brother of Lions G/C Graham Glasgow, Ryan earned second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2016. Glasgow was exposed as a sub-par athlete in Indy, running 5.13 and managing a seventh-percentile SPARQ score. A stout college run defender with limited pass-rush traits, Glasgow is a low-ceiling prospect who will have to get by on fundamentals and motor. He would do well to become a useful No. 3 defensive tackle.
Apr 29 - 1:48 PM

Vikings selected Michigan LB Ben Gedeon with the No. 120 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Gedeon (6’2/244) made only 14 starts at Michigan, logging 21 career tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks and earning second-team All-Big Ten as a senior. He did exhibit above-average athleticism at the Combine, testing as a 64th-percentile athlete with 4.75 speed and an impressive 6.98 three-cone time. A similar prospect to ex-college teammate Packers ILB Jake Ryan, Gedeon played special teams all four years in Ann Arbor and should open his career there before eventually pushing for defensive snaps. He’s a high-floor pick with a low-end starter’s ceiling.
Apr 29 - 12:54 PM

Seahawks selected Michigan WR Amara Darboh with the No. 106 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft

Darboh (6’2/214) made 28 starts at Michigan, compiling a career receiving line of 151/2,062/14 (13.7 YPR) and earning second-team All-Big Ten as a fifth-year senior. While Darboh offers above-average size and long arms (32 5/8"), his game lacks an explosive element despite 4.45 timed speed, and he showed a tendency to let passes into his body on college tape, failing to secure them with his hands. A solid college player lacking any standout traits, Darboh’s NFL ceiling is likely in the Terrance Williams range.
Apr 28 - 11:43 PM

Seahawks selected Michigan S Delano Hill with the No. 95 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Hill (6’1/216) made 26 starts at Michigan, tallying seven career tackles for loss with three interceptions. Big Ten coaches voted him second-team all-conference in 2016. Hill ran 4.47 at the Combine, but struggled in other drills and managed a 38th-percentile cumulative SPARQ score. A stiff-hipped, straight-linish defensive back who tackles well but didn’t dominate in college, Hill profiles best as a kick and punt coverage maven in the David Bruton mold.
Apr 28 - 11:04 PM

Cowboys selected Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis with the No. 92 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Lewis (5’10/188) was a 30-game starter in the secondary, graduating as Michigan’s all-time leader in pass breakups (45) and tallying 8.5 career tackles for loss with six interceptions. He earned first-team All-Big Ten as both a junior and senior and was a consensus first-team All-American in 2016. While Lewis’ college production is impressive, he committed 14 penalties the past three years, managed a 4.54 forty with diminutive size, and was charged with domestic violence in March. Lewis offers an ideal slot corner skill set, but sub-par athleticism and off-field issues give him a low floor.
Apr 28 - 10:58 PM

Ravens selected Michigan DL Chris Wormley with the No. 74 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Wormley (6’5/298) made 30 starts for Michigan, piling up 33 tackles for loss with 18 sacks and first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference’s coaches as a senior. Wormley has long arms (34 1/8") and big hands (10 ½") and posted the highest SPARQ rating among all draft-eligible defensive linemen with 94th-percentile results. Wormley is old-ish for a rookie (24 in October) and doesn’t show explosive twitch on tape, but he was consistently productive versus top competition, and NFL coaching could maximize his potential. Rotoworld’s Josh Norris has compared him to stud Steelers DE Cameron Heyward.
Apr 28 - 10:05 PM

Cowboys selected Michigan DE Taco Charlton with the No. 28 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.

Charlton (6’6/277) made only 15 starts in four years, tallying 27.5 career tackles for loss with 18.5 sacks. He broke out as a senior for 9.5 sacks, earning first-team All-Big Ten. While his stats don’t jump off the page, Charlton improved steadily each year at Michigan and combines long arms (34 ¼") with above-par, 56th-percentile athleticism. He’s drawn comparisons to ex-Giants DT/DE Justin Tuck and Steelers DE Cameron Heyward. Toolsy and versatile, Charlton’s advanced technique and ability to function from multiple alignments should get him on the field quickly, which is important for a Cowboys' squad in desperate need of pass rushers. Charlton’s lack of twitch and explosive burst may cap his long-range ceiling, but he is in good hands with DC Rod Marinelli.
Apr 27 - 11:22 PM

Browns selected Michigan DB/ST Jabrill Peppers with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Peppers (5’11/213) was a highly decorated collegiate, earning the 2016 Paul Horning Award as the nation’s most versatile player and making 25 starts, logging 21.5 tackles for loss and averaging an impressive 13.1 career yards per punt return. Peppers tested like Deone Bucannon at the Combine, running 4.46 with a 10-foot-8 broad jump and 19 bench-press reps. While Peppers’ college hype was greater than his NFL projection, he offers linebacker-cornerback-safety-punt-return versatility and will be an immediate contributor, even if Peppers’ long-term defensive position remains to be seen. The Browns’ biggest secondary need is safety, so we figure he’ll be given a look there first.
Apr 27 - 11:05 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero writes that Michigan LB/S Jabrill Peppers "likely goes (in the) [second round]."

While Peppers tested positive for a diluted sample at the Combine, Pelissero believes that teams are more concerned with his tricky positional fit rather than the drug test. If he does manage to sneak into the first round, that probably would not occur until the back half.
Apr 27 - 7:55 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Redskins worked out and had dinner with Michigan LB/S Jabrill Peppers last weekend.

Responding to Garafolo's tweet, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that the Redskins have discussed trading back into "late" Round 1, and that Michigan LB/S Jabrill Peppers might be their target. Washington needs secondary help.
Apr 27 - 6:02 PM

Michigan TE Jake Butt said that his "medicals checked out great."

"Obviously teams were asking about my knee and I felt confident about how I am rehabbing and coming back...Everything I can control, I know I maxed out," Butt said. In an interview on Sirius XM at the beginning of April, the 6-foot-6, 237-pounder said that his return date from the torn ACL he suffered in bowl action against Florida State is "still up in the air." He tagged July 10 as the earliest date he might be medically cleared to take part in football activities. Butt figures to be drafted on Day 2 (Friday).
Apr 27 - 4:23 PM


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