Taco Charlton drafted by the Cowboys

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on April 27th, 2017 at 11:16 PM

Two first rounders for the first time in 12 years.

Only the 8th Wolverine to be drafted by the Cowboys ever. The first since Tony Boles in 1991.

 

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Mr. Yost

April 27th, 2017 at 11:25 PM ^

Still a rumor at this point...but it seems all but confirmed by Goddell.

EDIT: And LOL and the ultimate "FIRST!" moment scouring Twitter to find out a draft pick 2 picks before it's announced.

EDIT #2: Go get 'em Taco! Time to eat.

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Rug Dog

April 27th, 2017 at 11:38 PM ^

Buying my jersey. I never get to see my wolverines with a star on their helmet, this will be my first time I will be able to rock a jersey of my wolverines for my pro team. So excited. Go blue!

Alumnus93

April 27th, 2017 at 11:58 PM ^

Did anyone catch what the ESPN announcer said after the Charlton pick?     Says akin to "This second Michigan first rounder, besides Peppers, was the most first round picks the Wolverines had in the prior ten years COMBINED"    If true, what a slap in the fucking face.

So there was Lewan, and who else? There has to be more than one other, right?  Graham?

a different Jason

April 28th, 2017 at 1:02 AM ^

I went to see what was shaking on RCMB re: the draft. I checked a thread about Malik McDowell. I recommend everyone head over and check it out. First rate hubris getting a total nut shot.

Wolfman

April 28th, 2017 at 7:26 AM ^

So rewarding, although not to the degree it is to the player, to see someone who obviously worked as hard as possible and did all that was asked be rewarded in this manner. Was a pleasure to watch the young man grow, as both a player and person while in Ann Arbor. It's nice to see these young men, especially of this nature, extremely rare football talents that all but promise a successful career, armed as well with the UM degree that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.  Good job, young man. 

JayMo4

April 28th, 2017 at 7:31 AM ^

Glad to see Charlton go in the first round.  Really feel like he deserved it.  People forget that he was banged up for half the season, that it's not just a case of "he came on late" as was advertised last night.  Likely he'd have played all year the way he played vs OSU had he been healthy.  Legit first round talent here.

Polyanna

April 28th, 2017 at 8:29 AM ^

I could never understand why he did not start as a junior since I felt he was an exceptional talent.  Cannot wait to see him display his talent on Sundays.  Congrats Mr. Charlton!

NoVaWolverine

April 28th, 2017 at 9:03 AM ^

I think I'm one of the few MGoReaders who's both a Michigan alum and a Cowboys fan (I spent a big chunk of my childhood in Dallas, so sue me).  Really stoked about this!  The Cowboys have almost never had a Michigan player on their roster; I was cautiously optimistic that would finally change this year. They need good D-linemen and defensive backs in the worst way, and perhaps an heir apparent for Jason Witten, so I thought Peppers & Taco might certainly be options for them at #28, and Wormley/Lewis/Butt on Day 2.

Happy for Taco -- sounded like Dallas was one of his preferred destinations -- and very happy for the Cowboys, because I think Taco's best football is still ahead of him.

GBGene

April 28th, 2017 at 10:55 AM ^

that he didnt list Taco as a first rounder. Am I the only one who would like to fist fight Mel?  I cant stand the man.  I will give him credit for memorizing all the player stats but that is all he knows.  Sometimes I think Gruden is about to knock off his block.

Ali G Bomaye

April 28th, 2017 at 1:44 PM ^

Mel Kiper is famous because he was the first one to turn his obsession with the NFL draft into a paying gig, before anyone else cared about it. He gets credit for that.

But now that the NFL draft is huge, over the last 10-15 years, he hasn't done anything that hundreds of other people haven't done, and he usually does a worse job at it.