Not All Were Drafted But Every Ex-Wolverine Has Found a New Home

Matt JCorrespondent IApril 25, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Punter Zoltan Mesko #41 of the Michigan Wolverines punts the ball under pressure from Terrell Thomas #28 and Cary Harris #7 of the USC Trojans during the Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2007 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Trojans defeated the Wolverines 32-18.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Every ex-Wolverine has found a new home in the NFL—at least for the time being. Three of the five who entered the draft were drafted throughout the course of the three days, and two were recently signed as undrafted free agents.

Brandon Graham was selected 13th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, and he will help an already solid defense become even better. Look for him to get some good playing time in Philly.

Zoltan Mesko was surprisingly the next Wolverine selected in the draft. He went 150th overall to the New England Patriots.

The last, but not least player drafted from the University of Michigan was Stevie Brown. He went 251 overall to the Oakland Raiders. He provides good depth for the Raiders, but I don't see him as a starter there any time soon.

The two players who went undrafted include Brandon Minor and Donovan Warren.

Minor never really lived up to his full potential at Michigan, but he found a home quickly after the drafted ended.

He signed with the Chicago Bears, and he could easily move into the No. 2 spot on Chicago's depth chart. If he can stay healthy, he could share carries with Matt Forte.

Donovan Warren's decision to leave Michigan early is still puzzling to me. He had a solid season, but it wasn't like he was guaranteed to go in the first three rounds, so why he left is beyond me. He could have come back this year and really helped his stock. He obviously couldn't have hurt it anymore, seeing as he went undrafted.

Nonetheless he has also found an NFL home rather quickly, signing with the New York Jets earlier this evening. The problem with that is it will be very tough for him to make the roster. With the Jets already being illegally loaded at the CB, I don't see where he fits in with them.

I'm hoping maybe Detroit makes a trade for him, they could use another CB and Donovan would have a better chance of making the team in Detroit. Plus, he's been in the area for a while, and he's well liked and most importantly...he behaves.

It was good to see all the ex-Wolverines have found a home quickly, and I wish them the very best in their NFL careers. May they make us Michigan fans proud of them as they lead their teams to victories.