After spending four football seasons in Ann Arbor, Mich., former Wolverines OL Ben Braden and CB Jeremy Clark are teammates again.
On Sunday, Braden signed with the New York Jets after trying out at rookie minicamp. The Jets selected Clark in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Following a redshirt season at Michigan, Braden, a 6-foot-6, 335-pound offensive lineman, was named 2015 All-Big Ten honorable mention after 25 straight starts. Last season, he was named to the All-Big Ten second team.
The 6-4, 206-pound Clark went down an identical path, redshirting his freshman season. In his senior campaign, he notched a career-high 3 interceptions. As a redshirt senior, he started in three of the Wolverines’ four games before sustaining a season-ending knee injury against Penn State on Sept. 24. A week before the injury, he recorded a season-high 6 tackles against Colorado.
Clark’s interception vs. Maryland (2015)
Clark expects to be fully healthy in July, which should get him on the field in time for Jets training camp.
“This weekend, it’s not really a lot for me, it’s more just learning the playbook and that aspect of it,” Clark said at the beginning of camp. “So for the majority of it, I’ll just be watching.”