Rashan Gary announces NFL Draft decision

By Brandon Justice ,

Football

(Andy Shippy)

Michigan junior defensive end Rashan Gary announced Monday morning via Twitter that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft as an underclassmen.

“I will be forgoing my senior season to achieve a dream and enter the NFL Draft,” Gary said in the announcement.

The junior was the first-ever consensus No. 1 overall recruit, and the crowned jewel of Michigan’s highly acclaimed 2016 recruiting class.

Gary finished his junior season with 44 tackles, 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks in nine games after missing three due to a shoulder injury.

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller tabbed Gary as the seventh-best NFL Draft prospect in his latest Big Board.

The Wolverines will lose both of its defensive ends from this year’s team as senior Chase Winovich, who lines up opposite of Gary, will graduate and head to the draft (Miller ranked Winovich 26th overall.)

Michigan will await a few more decisions from underclassmen as Devin Bush (ILB), Shea Patterson (QB), Zach Gentry (TE), Ben Bredeson (LG), Khaleke Hudson (S), LaVert Hill (CB), David Long (CB), and Josh Metellus (S) are all considered draft prospects as juniors.

Gary finished his three-year career with 124 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks.

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