In the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Michigan Wolverines … set a program record.
The New York Jets on Saturday selected CB Jeremy Clark with the 13th pick in that round — No. 197 overall — Saturday, making Clark the 11th Wolverine selected in this year’s draft, held in Philadelphia.
That sets a new Michigan record for players selected in one draft; the Wolverines previously had 10 selected in 1972 and 1974. Michigan’s 11 draftees is also the most by a school in this draft. Alabama has had 10 players drafted through the first 200 selections.
Jeremy Clark is Michigan's 11th pick of the draft, the school's most in the Common Draft Era and the most by a school in this year's draft
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 29, 2017
When the Denver Broncos selected TE Jake Butt at No. 145 overall Saturday, that not only tied the program record but also fulfilled a bit of a prophecy by coach Jim Harbaugh.
“I don’t know how many guys will get drafted, but it’ll be double digits,” Harbaugh said in October during on his weekly radio show on WTKA-AM in Ann Arbor.
While this draft marks a record for Michigan, it also continues a rather lengthy run for the Wolverines. Michigan has had at least two players selected in each draft since 1995. Additionally, Michigan has had at least three players selected in 20 of the last 23 NFL drafts.
Here are Michigan’s players who have been drafted thus far in 2017, through Clark’s selection in the sixth round:
No. 25: Jabrill Peppers, Cleveland Browns
No. 28: Taco Charlton, Dallas Cowboys
No. 74: Chris Wormley, Baltimore Ravens
No. 92: Jourdan Lewis, Dallas Cowboys
No. 95: Delano Hill, Seattle Seahawks
No. 106: Amara Darboh, Seattle Seahawks
No. 120: Ben Gedeon, Minnesota Vikings
No. 138: Ryan Glasgow, Cincinnati Bengals
No. 139: Jehu Chesson, Kansas City Chiefs
No. 145: Jake Butt, Denver Broncos
No. 197: Jeremy Clark, New York Giants
— Kurt Svoboda (@ksvoboda) April 29, 2017
Here’s a full list of Michigan’s drafted players since 1937.