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Drafted Wolverines (History)
My problem is that I can't seem to find a list of all the Michigan QBs, RBs, or WRs that have been drafted over the years. Does anyone know of a place that could be compiled? All I found on my Google searches are "top ten best" lists. It'd just be helpful so I could have a list of players to be able to not miss anyone and check them off as I go.
I feel a bit dumb for not browsing mgoblue.com. Gracias. I'd delete this but I'm on my phone.
Is your phone's Internet browser broken?
It's sad how we went from having 5 to 7 players drafted each year to having only 2 or 3 these last 5 years...
2004 was the last time you could point to a recruiting class and say "Lots of good players and future pros there."
2001 with five guys in the first 43 picks, that's almost Alabama 2011-2012 levels
Some fun facts I just discovered:
Michigan has had 16 QBs, 26 WRs, and 68(!) RBs get drafted (this includes those denoted "backs," which seems to end once the forward pass was invented, and includes Gallon getting drafted). The first RB to get drafted was Tom Harmon - 1st overall to the Bears.
Also, in the 10 NFL drafts from 1963-1972, the Cleveland Browns selected Michigan players in 8 of the drafts for a total of 9 former Michigan players. In 1965 they took a Tackle & Fullback from Michigan, and in both 1967 & 1969 they took a RB from Michigan.
Also, it seems weird to me, but I can't find any Dennis Franklin cards. He only played for a year in the NFL but I'd think I'd be able to find at least ONE card (even if it cost a lot). But I can't find any on any website. Weird.
Sports cards...ahhhhh memories. I still have a shit ton in my parents' attic. I am sure they are worth something, but will continue to hang onto them for another few decades and then see what they are worth. Most of mine are from the early and mid 90s, so I know they are still considered to new to be worth a lot.
Alas, they'll most certainly never be worth anything. Starting in the late 80's, sports card production ramped up to incredible levels, and kids like you and me started buying them up as fast as they were made. This means there are very few cards from that era which are considered rare and valuable, and more than certainly neither of us have said cards. Besides that, most of your higher worth cards probably peaked in value in the 90's, and contrary to how sports memorobilia normally works, have since depreciated in value over the years, thanks to decline in interest in sports cards in general.
Matter of fact, I had gotten my hands on a few cards from before the baseball card explosion that were worth a pretty penny (valued at $20+ a pop in the 90's) that I'd be lucky to get $2 out of now. Oh well. At least the cards are worth hanging on to for nostalgic and sentimental reasons.
Eh, maybe, but I think they will be worth something eventually. Lots of things grow in popularity, then decline, and then grow again. At some point, I think people will get back into cards.
I know you got your info for the drafted Wolverines, but here is a COMPLETE history of every Wolverine to play for every NFL, CFL and Arena League franchise if you're interested.
This is from my Michigan Football SuperGuide that I made. I uploaded this directly to Google Drive in MS Word format instead of PDF, so it kind of screwed up some pages and pushed them down a little bit.
I also have complete histories of Wolverines in football leagues of the past such as the XFL, WFL, NFL Europe, USFL etc. if you need them.