A trio of former Michigan Wolverines will have the opportunity to continue their football careers, as their names were called during the three-day 2016 NFL Draft, which concludes on Saturday (April 30) in Chicago. Center Graham Glasgow, defensive tackle Willie Henry and quarterback Jake Rudock all will have the chance to showcase their skills at the professional level, and two of them will continue as teammates.
None of the three Wolverines was chosen in the first round of the draft, which took place on Thursday (April 28), but on Friday (April 29), the second day of the draft, the Detroit Lions used their third-round selection and 95th overall pick to secure Glasgow’s services. The 6-foot-6 native of Aurora, Illinois not only earned honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference honors for his performance as a senior in 2015, he also grabbed the High R. Rader Memorial Award as the Maize and Blue’s top offensive lineman. Read more about Glasgow in a detailed story on MGoBlue.com.
On Saturday (April 30), two more U-M players learned of their new gridiron destinations. The Baltimore Ravens drafted Henry in the fourth round with the 132nd overall selection and the Detroit Lions picked Rudock in the sixth round with the 191st overall selection. The latter move will reunite Rudock – who transferred from Iowa to Michigan in 2015 for his last season of college football eligibility, during which he started all 13 games under center and earned an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection – with Glasgow, as each now will wear the Honolulu Blue and Silver of the Lions.