The NFL has updated their list of invites to the 2017 Combine and published again. Fourteen UM players are on the list:
Ben Braden (OG)
Jake Butt (TE)
Taco Charlton (DE)
Jehu Chesson (WR)
Jeremy Clark (CB)
Amara Darboh (WR)
Ben Gedeon (LB)
Ryan Glasgow (DT)
Delano Hill (SS)
Jourdan Lewis (CB)
Jabrill Peppers (SS)
De'Veon Smith (RB)
Channing Stribling (CB)
Chris Wormley (DT)
Notable Wolverines who were left off the ivite list include Matt Godin, Kyle Kalis, Erik Magnusen, and Dymonte Thomas.
Schools with the most invites:
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Conferences with the most invites:
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I know there are two other threads on this topic but I thought this article was great and did not want it to get lost in the shuffle.
The top still looks the same with Suh and McCoy going 1 & 2 respectively. Has BG going 22 to the Pats. Interesting that he has the Lions picking up Jonathon Dwyer in the 2nd rnd. with Jahvid Best still on the board. I think Best is a way more dynamic runner and Dwyer had the luxury of being in a run-heavy triple option offense. Not that he can't be a good RB, it's just I believe you can't pick him over Best if he's still available.
40 times for Mays and Holliday (and others, I'm sure) were downgraded. Apparently Mays isn't as much of a freak as initially thought, although his "official" time of 4.43 is still fast. I can see why people have motives to make times faster, but come on, this is such a crock of shit and such a joke. The combine should take control of this situation somehow. The best part of the article is their picture of the Florida 40-times board seen around these parts for a while.
Here is an article from the NFL combine talking about the Wolverine's top performers, mainly Taylor and Trent. I was always a little skeptical about Barwis' effect on the guys but seeing that Taylor was 2nd best in the bench at 37 reps of 225 and Trent put it up 23 times, I am turning into a believer. The article also said that Trent was one of the best cornerbacks in quite a few of the drills so I guess it shows how the combine can be flawed in rating the players....
So what U of M grads got invited to the NFL combine?
Kudos to Michigan Sports Center for finding this
list can be found here: