logo



Four U-M football players selected in the third round

Associated Press • Updated Apr 29, 2017 at 5:28 AM

Michigan defensive tackle Chris Wormley was picked by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round with the No. 74 overall pick Friday night in the NFL Draft in Philadelphia.

Wormley was a force at 6-foot-4 and 303 pounds, getting in on 40 tackles, including nine for loss. He had five tackles and a sack against Ohio State.

Wormley put himself on the radar his last two years with the Wolverines, being named the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year both seasons.

Michigan All-American cornerback Jourdan Lewis was also picked in the third round of Friday night's NFL Draft, taken by the Dallas Cowboys with the 92nd overall pick.

Lewis (Detroit Cass Tech) was the 24th defensive back taken in the draft and he didn't fall because of his ability.

Lewis is one of the premier cover corners in the draft, breaking up 45 passes during his career with the Wolverines. He will now join Michigan teammate, defensive end Taco Charlton with the Cowboys. Charlton was picked No. 28 overall, late in the first round Thursday.

Lewis could be considered a bit undersized at 5-foot-10 and 188 pounds, but is a great competitor, more than making up for his lack of size, showing his athleticism with a one-handed interception in a victory over Wisconsin.

Lewis put himself on the radar his junior year, starting 13 games and breaking up 20 passes, then earned first-team All-American honors this past fall and was Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year after getting in on 25 tackles and breaking up nine passes.

However, in March, Lewis was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, which definitely played a role in his drop in the draft. His jury trial is scheduled for July 24 in Ann Arbor.

Michigan safety Delano Hill (Detroit Cass Tech) was a surprise pick in the draft, taken just three picks after Lewis by the Seahawks, who had picked Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell (Southfield) in the second round.

Hill earned second-team Big-Ten honors his senior year after getting in on 52 tackles with three interceptions.

Michigan receiver Amara Darboh had to wait until nearly midnight to find out he was going to be playing in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks.

Darboh, who is 6-foot-2, 214 pounds and clocked at 4.45 at the combine, was picked with the No. 106 overall pick, or next to the last pick in the third round Friday night.

Darboh will join teammate, safety Delano Hill with the Seahawks.

Darboh joins linebacker Jabrill Peppers (No. 25, Cleveland), defensive end Taco Charlton (No. 28, Dallas), defensive tackle Chris Wormley (No. 74, Baltimore), cornerback Jourdan Lewis (No. 92, Dallas) and Hill (No. 95) to give the Wolverines six players picked in the first three rounds. It was the first time Michigan had a half dozen players picked in the opening three rounds of the draft since 1972.

Darboh had his best season this past fall with 57 receptions for 862 yards and seven TDs to earn second-team All-Big Ten honors.

Recommended for You