Michigan cornerback Jeremy Clark was part of a record-breaking NFL draft for the Wolverines, getting picked by the New York Jets in the sixth round Saturday afternoon with the 197th overall pick. Clark became the 11th Michigan player taken in the draft, setting a school record for players taken in a draft, one more than the Wolverines had chosen in 1972 and again in 1974, but multiple players during those years were taken in the 10th round or later. There are only seven rounds now. Michigan now has more players taken in the draft than any other school, one more than Alabama. The Wolverines have had at least one player drafted in each of the six rounds. Clark has the size for a safety at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds. He was having a strong senior season before suffering an ACL injury during the fourth game. He attempted to get a sixth year of eligibility – he took a redshirt early on – but was denied by the NCAA. Tight end Jake Butt was finally taken with the first pick in the fifth round, No. 145 overall by the Denver Broncos. Butt, a 6-foot-5, 245-pounder with outstanding skills and a great route runner, was projected as a first-round pick prior to suffering a torn right ACL in the Orange Bowl game against Florida State. "All it took was a little trust in God and a little patience," Butt wrote on Twitter. "Couldn't be happier to be a part of the Broncos!!!" Butt had 97 receptions for 1,200 yards and seven TDs in his final two seasons at Michigan prior to the injury.
Michigan sets program record with 11 players drafted
Detroit News | Apr 30