The state of Michigan added some flavor to the 2015 NFL Draft

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The 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone, and once again the state of Michigan was well represented.

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Of course we will give you the list of those players drafted, but this year we will also give you a list of the players who played prep football in Michigan, that will now have a chance to make an NFL roster. The list will not be limited to draftees, but will also include the players who went undrafted, but then went on to sign unrestricted free agent contracts.

Overall, eight players from Michigan colleges were selected in the draft, four from Michigan State, three from the University of Michigan, and one from Central Michigan. Here is the list.

Player POS College NFL Team Rd
Trae Waynes CB MSU Minnesota 1
Devin Funchess WR Michigan Carolina 2
Frank Clark DE Michigan Seattle 2
Jeremy Langford RB MSU Chicago 4
Jake Ryan LB Michigan Green Bay 4
Tony Lippett WR MSU Miami 5
Keith Mumphery WR MSU Houston 5
LT Walton  DT CMU Pittsburgh 6


Here are the players who did not get drafted, but signed as unrestricted free agents (UFA’s).

Player POS College NFL Team
Devin Gardner WR Michigan New England
Brennen Beyer OLB Michigan Baltimore
Delonte Hollowell CB Michigan Lions (Tryout)
Matt Wile K Michigan Carolina
Kurtis Drummond S MSU Houston
Andrew Gleichert TE MSU Philadelphia
Mylan Hicks DB MSU San Francisco
Taiwan Jones LB MSU NY Jets
Marcus Rush DE MSU San Francisco
Mike Sadler K MSU Tampa Bay
 Titus Davis WR CMU San Diego
Andy Phillips OL CMU Green Bay
Thomas Rawls RB CMU Seattle
Rob Bolden QB EMU Detroit
Tyreese Russell TE EMU Detroit
Donald Celiscar DB WMU Indianapolis
Justin Currie S WMU NY Giants
Will Schwarz DE SVSU Miami
Jesse Somsel OL SVSU Minnesota
Marcus Cribbs DT Ferris St. Pittsburgh
Trever Kruzel LS N. Michigan Detroit
Takari Johnson LB Concordia NY Giants


Here are the former high school players from the state of Michigan who were either drafted or signed as UFA’s.

Player POS H.S. College NFL Team Rd
Jake Fisher OT Traverse City West Oregon Cincinnati 2
Carl Davis DT Sterling Heights Stevenson Iowa Baltimore 3
Kyle Brindza K Plymouth N.D. Detroit UFA
Tony Jones WR Grand Blanc Northwestern Washington UFA
Gabe Martin LB Grand Blanc Bowling Green Arizona UFA
Kevonte Martin-Manley WR Brother Rice Iowa Cleveland UFA
C.J. Olaniyan DE Warren Mott Penn State Seattle UFA


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