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With the 2023 NFL Draft officially a wrap, Michigan Football was once again well-represented in the selections. The nine players who wore the maize and blue were second-most behind only Alabama and Georgia, both of whom had 10 players from their respective programs taken in the Draft. Rounding out the draft picks by the school include eight players from TCU, and six players from Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, and Pittsburgh.
Michigan Football was well-represented in the 2023 NFL Draft
Let's take a look at each of the Wolverines who are now starting their careers in the National Football League. To begin things, it was the Dallas Cowboys who selected defensive tackle Mazi Smith with the 26th overall pick in Round 1.
It wouldn't be very long before the Cowboys would once again come calling to Ann Arbor, taking tight end Luke Schoonmaker with the 58th overall pick (Round 2).
It would be the Cincinnati Bengals getting in on the fun of bringing aboard a Michigan Wolverines player, as CB D.J. Turner would hear his name announced with the 60th overall selection (Round 2).
Next up, it would be Wolverines kicker Jake Moody who would hear his name called. He'll be taking his talents to the west coast and joining the San Francisco 49ers, who made him the 99th overall pick (Round 3).
Not to be outdone by the Cowboys, the Seattle Seahawks double-dipped from the Wolverines by taking a pair of players; first, DE Mike Morris was taken with the 151st overall pick (Round 5):
Joining Morris as a Seahawks draft pick would be C Olu Oluwatimi, taken with the 154th overall pick (Round 5):
The Bengals would once again come calling to Michigan, bringing aboard P Brad Robbins with the 217th overall selection (Round 6):
The Miami Dolphins would soon make their move, taking offensive tackle Ryan Hayes with the 238th overall pick (Round 7)
And last but not least, the Wolverines would round out their 2023 NFL Draft class by watching as wide receiver Ronnie Bell would be taken by the 49ers with the 253rd selection:
Wrapping It Up: Best of Luck to the Michigan Wolverines who are now in the NFL!
Michigan Football has enjoyed a rich history of producing some of the top talents that the NFL has ever known, from Tom Brady to Aidan Hutchinson and plenty more in between.
We wish these former Michigan college athletes the best of luck as they take the next steps in their professional careers!