Thursday, January 3, 2019

Michigan Thursday: Long Gone

David Long yesterday decided to jump to the NFL instead of playing his senior year in Ann Arbor.   Mel Kiper has him rated as the 8th CB in the draft.   Long was a good player and many times you didn't even notice him on the field as opposing QB's would throw away from the talented CB.  Long joins Gary, Bush, and Gentry as early entries to the draft.

Michigan is doing well at CB depth with the likes of Ambry Thomas, Myles Sims,  Vincent Gray, and the forgotten Ben St-Juste.  Vincent got a ton of positive press in bowl practice and Ben is coming off an injury where he didn't play all year but did get time as a true freshman a season ago.   The Green twins are also in the mix for a CB/Safety role.

Funny fact, the day before David Long declared for the NFL Draft, David Long declared for the NFL Draft.   The second David Long is a LB from West Virginia.   Which should confuse NFL's GM's and Draft boards.

Good luck David!

  • Michigan opens the true Big Ten season tonight at Crisler at 7:00 against PSU.   The game is on ESPN.  Let's hope the rest will be a positive as the Wolverines get into the meat of their schedule.  

  • Michigan will also have a number of players in the Under Armour All American Game from Orlando tonight at 6:00.  Keep an eye out from Trente Jones, Anthony Solomon, Mazi Smith, Nolan Rumler, and Quinten Johnson. 

  • RIP Mean Gene Okerlund

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