Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 4/28/13
The 2013 NFL Draft featured exactly two Michigan Football players getting their name called. Denard Robinson was the first Wolverine selected and that didn’t happen until the 5th round. William Campbell was selected in the 6th round by the New York Jets. Last year, Michigan had three players drafted; Mike Martin (3rd round), David Molk (7th round) and Junior Hemingway (7th round). The 2011 NFL Draft saw just two Michigan players get selected; Jonas Mouton (2nd round) and Stephen Schilling (6th round). In 2010, three Wolverines were drafted Brandon Graham (1st round), Zoltan Mesko (5th round) and Stevie Brown (7th round). [Michigan Football and the NFL Draft a History] From 2000-2008, Michigan had 44 players drafted into the NFL, that’s an average of 4.88 players per year. From 2009-2013, Michigan had 10 players drafted, which is an average of just 2 players per year. That is, unfortunately, a sad testament to the RichRod era. Now as we enter year three of the Brady Hoke era, the roster is once again littered with future NFL players. Starting next year, Michigan will once again be a major factor in the NFL Draft. Taylor Lewan should be a top 5 pick next year. His fellow line mate, Michael Schofield might be under-the-radar with some fans, but NFL scouts know all about him. He has the size, 6-7, 303, and all the tools to play at the next level. Other Wolverines who are candidates to be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft include Quinton Washington, Fitz Toussaint, Will Hagerup, Jeremy Gallon and Jibreel Black. It won’t be long before we get back to the days like 2001, when five Wolverines were selected in the first 43 picks or 2007 when four Wolverines were drafted in the first 47 picks and seven Michigan players were ultimately selected that year. If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Football and/or Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form. You can follow me on twitter @isportsRob

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