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Highest NFL Draft Picks in Michigan History

By David Hayes
Jake Long was the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Jake Long was the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
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The Michigan Wolverines are one of the nation's blue-blood college football programs, playing in one of the toughest conference divisions in the country lately. For decades on end, they have sent some outstanding players to the NFL year in and year out.

With yet another crop of pro talent ready to make that leap to the next level later this month, let's take a look at the list of the highest NFL Draft picks in Michigan history.

12. Merv Pregulman, OG, No. 7

1944 NFL Draft
Green Bay Packers

11. Don Lund, FB, No. 7

1945 NFL Draft
Chicago Bears

10. Paul Seymour, TE, No. 7

1973 NFL Draft
Buffalo Bills

9. Curtis Greer, DE, No. 6

1980 NFL Draft
Arizona Cardinals

8. Bob Westfall, FB, No. 5

1942 NFL Draft
Detroit Lions

7. Ron Kramer, End, No. 4

1957 NFL Draft
Green Bay Packers

6. Desmond Howard, WR, No. 4

Desmond Howard was the fourth overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.
Desmond Howard was the fourth overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft. / Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images

1992 NFL Draft
Washington Redskins

5. Charles Woodson, CB, No. 4

Charles Woodson played for the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers.
Charles Woodson played for the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images

1998 NFL Draft
Oakland Raiders

4. Braylon Edwards, WR, No. 3

Braylon Edwards played the last year of his career with the New York Jets.
Braylon Edwards played the last year of his career with the New York Jets. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

2005 NFL Draft
Cleveland Browns

3. Tom Mack, OG/OT, No. 2

1966 NFL Draft
Los Angeles Rams

2. Tom Harmon, RB, No. 1

1941 NFL Draft
Chicago Bears

1. Jake Long, OT, No. 1

Jake Long played with the St. Louis Rams from 2013-14.
Jake Long played with the St. Louis Rams from 2013-14. / Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

2008 NFL Draft
Miami Dolphins


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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