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April 2019

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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APRIL 2019 THE WOLVERINE 47 BY AUSTIN FOX The NFL Combine was held Feb. 26-March 4 in In- dianapolis, and the Wolverines had six in action. With the NFL Draft (April 25-27) quickly approaching, here's where the U-M products currently stand and how they did in Indy: EXCITING PROSPECTS Michigan Had Some NFL Combine Standouts, Which Should Help Six Wolverines Get Drafted What They're Saying • "The reports I get about him are outstanding, and every box is checked. We received word on his offseason work about how excellent he is at understanding concepts, and the fact that he ran well [in the 40] will certainly help." — NFL Network's Charles Davis • "Michigan's David Long received the largest post- combine bump of anyone in this [No. 61-70] section [of the top-100 big board]. He is a stifling man-to- man cornerback with nickel cornerback size. If he were a little taller or longer, he'd be in the first-round conversation. Seriously. He ran 4.45 in the 40 then had a three-cone time in the 97th percentile at his position and a short-shuttle time in the 89th percentile." — CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso • "He's my favorite now since he started to get his toes up [on a backpedal drill at the NFL Combine]. I like that! … He's one of the few who did it correctly. He also turned around, stayed low and threw his elbow back." — NFL Network analyst and Hall of Famer De- ion Sanders, while watching Long go through drills at the NFL Combine What They're Saying • "Pass-rusher Chase Winovich ran a 4.59 40-yard dash, but it was his 10-yard split (1.55) and three-cone (6.94) that truly impressed. Both of those numbers ranked third-best among defensive line- men. He also looked smooth in positional workouts and showed why he belongs in the top-75 discussion (if the interviews went well)." — The Athletic's Dane Brugler • "The Michigan guys really showed out in a big way in Indy, but Winovich had the most standout performance overall, in my opinion. He may have helped himself the most out of all the edge rushers who performed. It began with an impressive 4.59 40, which was significantly more athletic than some people expected. A lot of folks I spoke with … weren't expecting him to test so well athletically — he really helped himself in that regard. He showed he's more athletically inclined than some were giving him credit for, and it makes you wonder what his upside can be now, con- sidering how many people originally thought he was just a safe prospect in the third-, fourth- or fifth-round range." — National Football Post's Dion Caputi CB DAVID LONG Combine Results (Ranks) Height 5-11 Weight 196 pounds Hand size 9 5 ⁄8 inches Arm length 30 7 ⁄8 inches Wingspan 76 1 ⁄8 inches 40-yard dash 4.45 seconds (tied for 9th of 30 at his position) Bench press 15 reps (tied for 9th of 30) Vertical jump 39.5 inches (tied for 5th of 27) Broad jump 120 inches (tied for 22nd of 28) 3-cone drill 6.45 seconds (1st of 19) 20-yard shuttle 3.97 seconds (1st of 20) DE CHASE WINOVICH Combine Results (Ranks) Height 6-3 Weight 256 pounds Hand size 10 inches Arm length 32 3 ⁄4 inches Wingspan 78 1 ⁄2 inches 40-yard dash 4.59 seconds (4th of 19) Bench press 18 reps (16th of 18) Vertical jump 30.5 inches (tied for 17th of 19) Broad jump 116 inches (14th of 18) 3-cone drill 6.94 seconds (2nd of 16) 20-yard shuttle 4.11 seconds (1st of 15) NFL DRAFT PROJECTIONS & RANKINGS SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS's Charlie Campbell, March 13 • Ranked No. 68 overall prospect (CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso, March 11) • Ranked No. 22 cornerback and No. 267 overall player (, March 10) KANSAS CITY CHIEFS's Charlie Campbell, March 13 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS's Chad Reueter, Feb. 26 BALTIMORE RAVENS, March 14 • Ranked No. 89 overall player (Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer, March 14) 63 73 113 NFL DRAFT PROJECTIONS & RANKINGS PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL PHOTO BY LON HORWEDEL 67

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