Just saw this fact on TV and thought it was interesting. The other 7 schools are USC, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan State, Arizona State and Tennessee.
UM 1 of 8 schools with at least 1 player drafted each of the last 46 years
Kind of surprised that Sparty and ASU made the list.
I was just thinking the same thing. The biggest surprise on that list is definitely Arizona State, but I would not have expected MSU to be there either. Good for them, I suppose!
expect? They recruit nationally.
Edit: Here is proof, the only known pic of Dantonio recruiting throughout the planes of existence.
Double Edit: My research is showing that Dantonio's Trans-dimensional recruiting is failing him. It looks like Hoke is going to not only pull in Cthulhu, but all the Great Old Ones. Our Defensive line is going to be terrifying, both in a football and existential sense. Urban Meyer's teams will stare at our Eldritch Abominations and lose all hope—and sanity.
ASU doesn't put together full teams but always produces some pro talent. This year was interesting, out of all the players drafted, the best one went unpicked. Vontaze Burfict is a gamble but definitely was worth the risk taking in the 6th or 7th round. I'm extremely shocked that no one took him as a project player. Bolden is going to be a starting CB eventually and Brock will learn from Manning and potentialy become starting caliber.
They have a few decent guys still in the pros.
kind of surprised Ohio didn't
Someone please post a link to this over at 11W, I want to see the rioting that would take place on the morning news.
I hate ND so, so much.
Also mildly surprising that Notre Dame, Ohio, and Oklahoma are not on the list.
Else do we have on the 2013 NFL Draft radar???
Please let it be Campbell.. please let it be Campbell..
Plus if Fitz has an entire year like the last half of 2011 he'll probably go pro as well.
I wouldn't worry too much about Fitz going pro. The NFL has devalued the RB position in the draft. Unless you are Trent Richardson, there is too much risk of free falling to the 3rd round with a 1st round grade because teams would rather invest in positions that will likely play beyond their rookie contract.
Doesn't Fitz have a child? If has a monster year (hoping so), then it would not surprise me if he made the decision to go. Although there is a risk for RBs to fall due to modern NFL, the question is could he really guarantee himself a 1st round pick by staying this year, especially if he tears it up this year (once again, hoping so). Sometimes just have to take the money and try to work your way to more money.
Tailbacks have short careers. Those hits add up. I will not be surprised - nor would I blame him - if he decides to go pro after his redshirt junior season.
Roh, Demens, Floyd and Roundtree all should and all other seniors have a chance. Also, if you include Lewan, he and Fitz could leave early.
Roundtree would have to have a step up from last season to get drafted. He is small (NFL size) and not particularly fast (especially for NFL). Hemginway barely got into the 7th round. However, Roundtree could fit a niche like Hemingway in that he was very efficient in the slot finding soft spots in the zone. If he does better this year, teams might chance him as a 3rd or 4th receiver for the slot.
Everyone above me listed similar people, so I'm changing my post to a picture of Team 132:
awesome shot. that's gonna make a great wallpaper
I could see Kovacs going to the Patriots in the 6th or 7th round or something like that...
Omameh will get a look as an UFA. Same goes for Roundtree, Demens and JT Floyd.
Will Campbell certainly has the size, if he has a huge year, he'll definitely get drafted. He could go anywhere from 2nd round to career over depending on this year, IMO. If I had to guess, I'd say he has a decent year and is a late round guy or UFA.
Craig Roh could get drafted as high a the 5th with a big year, but he's likely an UFA.
That's probably the list...
If I had to guess now (based on what I think they'll do this year) I'd say:
Lewan - 2nd/3rd Round grade...STAYS IN SCHOOL
Robinson - 4th Round
Campbell - 6th/7th Round/UFA
Kovacs - 7th Round
Roh - 7th Round/UFA
Roundtree - UFA
Omameh - UFA
Demens - UFA
Floyd - UFA
Last thought...I actually think there is a higher chance Fitzgerald Toussaint goes pro than there is of Lewan.
Someone says the NFL has devalued RBs, but RBs still only have a shelf life for so long. If he has a big year --- and I think he will, I think Fitz is gone. He comes from a rough area and plays a position where you GO when you can. Unless he has some type of year where he think he can come back and win a Heisman or National Championship, there is no way he should staff if he has a big year. And with that said...I think he does have a solid/big year, leaves early and is a 3rd Rounder.
I think you are being too pessimistic. Demens, Roh and Roundtree are almost certain to get drafted.
As mentioned above, with Hemingway squeeking into the seventh round why would Roundtree have a guaranteed draft status? If he does well this year, then maybe a late round selection.
Other than that I agree with you that Yost is too pessimistic. Mainly because Demens and Roh have the ability to do well this year and get themselves drafted (edit: see Martin and the Mattison effect). I struggle to see Kovacs getting drafted. Yes, he is good, but his size is particularly questionable. Intelligence can only make up for deficiencies only so far. Although he probably has the head and instincts to be an NFL safety, his physical limitations will probably keep him from being drafted. Could though. He probably would wow people in interviews and some team might latch onto him in the late rounds. I think Yost is underrating Roh's potential to move up. Also, I think Denard would be a 2-3 rounder. Too fast and athletic for some team to let him drop to 4th round.
Also, Fitz could go if he has a big year. His size might be his biggest limitation, although smaller backs have been doing well in the NFL lately, and that cannot really improve by staying another year at UofM. He comes from a rough area and I think he has a kid (friend saw something in a special on him) so the money might be too tantalizing/necessary to stay.
Demens, Roh and Roundtree are almost certain to get drafted.
I don't know. Would any of them have gotten drafted this year? Doubtful. They'll have to step it up next year. I think Roh has the best chance of the three. Roundtree is a 'tweener and Demens probably lacks the speed for the next level.
Don't forget Kovacs, Roundtree and Vincent Smith
Kovacs is clearly a lock for early entry.
Gonna miss Kovacs :(
Taylor will be a 1st rounder if he stays for 2 more years.
Demens was the leading tackler this season, I think he's underrated. If the D-line has issues this year, it'll be up to Demens, Ryan, and Morgan to keep the damage to a minimum, so I hope I'm completely wrong and Demens is vastly underrated.
But that's basically a function of the position. On almost any defense, the MLB is intended to make the most tackles.
I think Robinson will be drafted in the first three rounds next year. Not as a qb, but just for a skills position player. Wasn't Pat White drafted in the second round?
WOW! That really surprises me. Not that M is on there but that ASU and MSU are. 46 years is a long time.
im trying to think of one good reason why vincent smith would be drafted, and i love the kid.
same goes for roundtree, just not NFL calibur at this point. no shame in being an UDFA.
In this day and age, if I am a RB projected in the top 2 rounds, Im gone.
Smith could be a special teams player, plus he's got that toughness you can't teach. Roundtree may surprise everyone this year
special teams?? as what?? surely not a return man
MGoBlue has an interesting breakdown of Michigan's draft history here:
When you consider that there has only been a draft for 76 years, and we've had at least one player drafted in 46 consecutive years, I think that speaks volumes about the program and the talent it has been able to attract and develop through the years (46 years goes back to the last few years of the Bump Elliott era, just before Bo, if my pre-coffee mental math is right).
Some of the interesting highlights of the MGoBlue (which is current through 2011 for the time being) piece were:
- 50 Wolverines have gone in the first round since the inception of the draft
- 61 players drafted during Lloyd Carr's tenure alone
- 7 drafts had more than one Wolverine go in the first round
Cool info. Thanks for the link.
I don't know where they pulled that stat, but according to this list ND has had a player drafted all the way back to 1936...
He was drafted in the Supplemental Draft rather than the regular draft.
I am shocked to not see OSU on that list, and the same with Penn St. and Alabama.
OSU didn't have a player drafted in 1998