McShay's latest mock has a couple UM guys in round 1.. Taco is really trending up, but I'm stunned Jourdan Lewis fell out:
11. New Orleans Saints, 7-9
Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan
Charlton really came on strong in the second half of the season, posting 10 sacks in his final 10 games. He showed a lot of improvement with his hands and overall technique in 2016. The Saints need a pass-rusher opposite Cameron Jordan, and Charlton has the size, speed and power to be a difference-maker off the edge.
17. Washington Redskins, 8-7-1
Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan
Peppers is a polarizing prospect in scouting circles. He needs to be protected from deep zone coverage, and he did not have much ball production at Michigan, with just one career interception. But he is a special athlete with elite speed and a unique knack for keeping blockers off his pads. His electrifying return ability will also be an asset in the NFL.
32. New England Patriots, 14-2
Haason Reddick, LB, Temple
Look for the Patriots to add a tight end early, perhaps Michigan's Jake Butt or Ole Miss' Evan Engram on Day 2. But given how the board fell, they could get better value by targeting Reddick here. He opened eyes at the Senior Bowl, proving he can thrive as an off-the-line LB. Reddick has a little Tedy Bruschi in him.
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Just scrolled through this and thought other people might be interested in reading something positive about Michigan right now.
Jourdan Lewis- #7
Also didn't see this anywhere, sorry if double post.
ED: Changed title from 100 to 50 as other commenters pointed out, as well as added the names of M players and their ranking
Watching how creatively Jabrill Peppers (and hell, even Morris) has been utilized, I can't help but wonder what Harbaugh would have done with Denard.
Would Robinson have been a full-time qb? Would he have been a WR used in wildcat packages and end arounds? Would he have returned kicks?
Peppers, in typical Peppers fashion, does not have a switch to go less than 100%. So I tried some unscientific timing to see what his runback clocked out to for that busted 2pt conversion.
- Picked up the ball at the 12.5 yard line, so 87.5 yards to run
- Three 'timings' of mine averaged to 8.76 seconds for those 87.5 yards
Equivalent 100m dash was 10.94 seconds. In pads. At the end of a game. Where he played 70+ snaps (per ESPN).
I'm looking forward to another seven games with him in the Maize and Blue!
As of yesterday, Peppers is listed at 12/1 odds. He has the fifth best odds right now, however, I personally don't think he will win for a few reasons.
I was surprised to see only one other Michigan player high enough to have his own odds listed for bettors:
Wilton Speight !!!
Of course, Wilton's odds are not good. They sit at 1000/1. But, the MERE FACT he is specifically listed on any Heisman odds list is just.... maybe the most surprising thing all year to me. Just a great job by the staff on a kid who had a much different future not too long ago....
It is likely that it is purely based on his position as QB for an unbeaten team, but I would have thought maybe Chris Evans, Khalid Hill (TD machine), Jourdan Lewis, etc. would be up their with Wilt the Stilt.
Nope - just the big man and Mr. Peppers.