Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, April 2, 2015

Michigan hasn?t won the Big Ten since 2004, but the program still has churned out some top talent over the past 10 seasons.

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The Wolverines have had a storied reputation for producing offensive linemen and receivers-and that bears out in the numbers from the past 10 NFL drafts. Michigan has seen seven offensive linemen and seven wideouts picked. But where are all of the quarterbacks (one) and running backs (two)?

The 2015 NFL draft should see tight end-turned-receiver Devin Funchess go high. And linebacker Jake Ryan looks like a prime pick. Defensive end Frank Clark could get selected, but he has some off-field issues. And what about wideout/quarterback Devin Gardner? Some team surely can find a use for his athletic talents.

Here is a look back at how Michigan has performed in the last 10 NFL drafts.


Highest pick: OT Jake Long, 1st overall 2008/Dolphins

Most fertile draft: 2007 and 2008, six picks each draft

Total first-round selections: 6

Total picks: 33

Position breakdown:

  • Offensive line: 7
  • Receiver: 7
  • Defensive line: 5
  • Linebacker: 5
  • Defensive back: 4
  • Running back: 2
  • Quarterback: 1
  • Tight end: 1
  • Punter: 1


First round: WR Braylon Edwards, Browns

First round: DB Marlin Jackson, Colts

Second round: G David Baas, 49ers


Fourth round: DT Gabe Watson, Cardinals

Fourth round: WR Jason Avant, Eagles

Seventh round: TE Tim Massaquoi, Buccaneers


First round: CB Leon Hall, Bengals

Second round: DT Alan Branch, Cardinals

Second round: LB LaMarr Woodley, Steelers

Second round: LB David Harris, Jets

Fifth round: WR Steve Breaston, Cardinals

Sixth round: LB Prescott Burgess, Ravens


First round: OT Jake Long, Dolphins

Second round: QB Chad Henne, Dolphins

Third round: LB Shawn Crable, Patriots

Third round: WR Mario Manningham, Giants

Sixth round: RB Mike Hart, Colts

Seventh round: WR Adrian Arrington, Saints


Fourth round: DT Terrance Taylor, Colts

Sixth round: DB Morgan Trent, Bengals


First round: DE Brandon Graham, Eagles

Fifth round: P Zoltan Mesko, Patriots

Seventh round: DB Stevie Brown, Raiders


Second round: LB Jonas Mouton

Sixth round: OT Stephen Schilling, Chargers


Third round: DT Mike Martin, Titans

Seventh round: C David Molk, Chargers

Seventh round: WR Junior Hemingway, Chiefs


Fifth round: RB Denard Robinson, Jaguars

Sixth round: G William Campbell, Jets


First round: OT Taylor Lewan, Titans

Third round: OT Michael Schofield, Broncos

Seventh round: WR Jeremy Gallon, Patriots

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