When Jabrill Peppers heard his name called in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, it continued an impressive streak for Michigan football.
With the picks of Peppers and Taco Charlton, Michigan has now had at least one player picked in 79 consecutive NFL drafts. No college team in the country has a longer streak.
A MICHIGAN player has been drafted in 79 consecutive (!!!) NFL Drafts.
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 28, 2017
USC is tied with 79 straight years of draft picks, while Michigan State will run its total to 78 straight years with a pick this year.
Most consecutive NFL Drafts in which a player has been selected:
1. Michigan (79)
1. USC (79)
3. MSU (77)
4. Florida (66)
5. Nebraska (54)
— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) April 28, 2017
Thursday night was the start to what could be a historic draft for the Wolverines. Peppers went 25th overall to the Cleveland Browns, and Charlton was selected three picks later by the Dallas Cowboys at No. 28.
Peppers and Charlton are just the start for Michigan in this draft. The Wolverines sent 14 players to the NFL combine and are hoping to match or break Ohio State’s record of 14 players picked in one year, which the Buckeyes set in 2004.
Regardless, the Wolverines are happy to see the streak live on. The last time they were shut out of a draft came in 1938. It doesn’t look like that will happen again any time soon.