Henry, Rudock among Wolverines still waiting in draft

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Willie Henry

Graham Glasgow is the lone former Michigan player to have been selected in the NFL draft with one day remaining.

Glasgow was selected by the Lions in the third round, leaving a handful of former Wolverines waiting to hear their names called in the final four rounds on Saturday.

Michigan’s last first-round selection was Taylor Lewan in 2014, and before that it was Brandon Graham in 2010. Last season, receiver Devin Funchess and defensive end Frank Clark were taken in the second round.

Among the former Wolverines hoping to be drafted are quarterback Jake Rudock, who led the Wolverines to a 10-3 record last season and had an MVP performance in the Citrus Bowl. Rudock spent his graduate season playing at Michigan after starting two seasons at Iowa.

Lions take Michigan's Graham Glasgow in third round

Willie Henry, who left Michigan with a season of eligibility remaining, last month after Michigan’s Pro Day touted himself as the best defensive lineman in the draft “hands down,” but is still waiting to be drafted. He also participated in the NFL combine. Last week, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said he believes defensive lineman Mario Ojemudia could be a Day 3 selection.

Former linebackers Joe Bolden, Desmond Morgan and James Ross also are hoping to be picked up in free agency if not drafted, as are fullbacks Joe Kerridge and Sione Houma, and safety Jarrod Wilson.

Glasgow, during an interview last week in Ann Arbor, joked about how he came from being a zero-rated player in high school, to a walk-on at Michigan, to a starting offensive lineman with the versatility play guard or center and now an NFL player.

“I’m ready to go start the next chapter of my life,” Glasgow said. “I think it will be a good chapter. A long chapter.”