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Bleacher Report Projects Four Michigan Players In The 1st Round

Bleacher Reports’ Matt Miller released his 2017 Mock NFL Draft after one week of college football. Included are where he has Michigan players getting selected.

Miller projects Jabrill Peppers to go No. 6 to the Lions:

Jabrill Peppers is the next great “do-it-all” defender in the college ranks. Some will compare him to a smaller Myles Jack. Others will tell you he’s the next Deone Bucannon. For NFL teams, versatility and athleticism are always valuable, and Peppers will bring plenty of both with him to the pros.

Jourdan Lewis No. 25 to the Philadelphia Eagles:

The Big 10 was loaded with cornerback talent in 2015, and Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis was one of many looking at the NFL draft long and hard before deciding to return to school for another season. With more experience and another season under Jim Harbaugh, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if Lewis finds himself in the first round of the 2017 draft.

Jake Butt No. 30 to the Steelers:

Jake Butt has more than college football’s best name—he’s a fantastic pro-style tight end with hands to exploit defenses over the middle and the frame to be a blocker in Jim Harbaugh’s run-first offense. With his three-down ability, Butt may even overtake the more athletic O.J. Howard (Alabama) on draft boards.

Jehu Chesson No. 32 to the Patriots:

Jehu Chesson might not get great numbers in Jim Harbaugh’s offense with an unsteady quarterback under center, but his athleticism and pro-readiness will make him more intriguing to NFL talent evaluators than many of the stat freaks in the Big 12. His 6’3″ frame comes with big hands and the long arms needed to beat press coverage and take over when cornerbacks are in-phase.

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