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Michigan nips Alabama as school with most draft picks


PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Harbaugh called his shot in October for what turned out to be the biggest draft class from any school.

The University of Michigan placed 11 selections in the 2017 NFL Draft, nipping Alabama (10) with a Day 3 run of selections that kept the designation in the Big Ten Conference for another year. Last year, Ohio State's 12 draft picks led all schools.

The Crimson Tide came out of the draft gate strongest, tying a common-draft era record with eight picks over the first two rounds. The Wolverines draft class proved to be a bit deeper, however, and overtook Alabama's total with five third-day picks.

It began for Michigan with first-round selections Jabrill Peppers (Browns) and Taco Charlton (Cowboys). On Friday, NFL clubs took four Michigan players off the board in Round 3: WR Amara Darboh (Seahawks), DB Delano Hill (Seahawks), CB Jourdan Lewis (Cowboys) and DL Chris Wormley (Ravens). Third-day Michigan picks included TE Jake Butt (Broncos) who slipped to the fifth round due to injury, WR Jehu Chesson (Chiefs), CB Jeremy Clark (Jets), LB Ben Gedeon (Vikings) and DL Ryan Glasgow (Bengals).

Here is a listing of some schools with the biggest draft classes:

Michigan: 11

Alabama: 10

Miami: 9

Utah: 8

Florida: 8

LSU: 8

Ohio State: 7

Tennessee: 6

North Carolina: 6

Clemson: 6

Pitt: 5

USC: 5

Texas A&M: 5


Washington: 5

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.



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