Michigan Rumor Mill: More tallk about Harbaugh to NFL

Michigan coach Jim Harbaughs college football program is being investigated for sign-stealing.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaughs college football program is being investigated for sign-stealing.

 

We at Hall of Football/ NFLDraftScout.com previously mentioned the growing rumors that embattled, but unbeaten, Michigan Football coach Jim Harbaugh may bolt back to the NFL. Our former NFL Draft Scout teammate Ric Serritella still has not found that "k" for the end of his first name, but he did dig into the Harbaugh hubbub Friday and had this to say: 

While mounting evidence surrounding Michigan staffer Connor Stalions and ‘WolverineGate’ continues to unfold on a national scale, there is an even bigger underlining problem in Ann Arbor. The future of Michigan football.

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After the dust settles amidst the swirling accusations, mysterious photos that have since surfaced from the Michigan sidelines and curious details that could prove the capturing of opponents’ hand signals using electronic technology, what will remain from the ashes?

With a seemingly dark cloud lingering over the program, head coach Jim Harbaugh could follow in the footsteps of Pete Carroll an exit stage right back to the NFL.

Remember, Harbaugh had just returned from a ‘self-imposed’ suspension, stemming from an NCAA recruiting probe which found improper conduct that occurred during the 2020 COVID-pandemic season. An additional, separate investigation into former offensive coordinator Matt Weiss committing a computer access crime is currently ‘ongoing,’ with the FBI officially involved, according to reports.

This would be hard for any coach to overcome but Michigan is thriving despite the turmoil, fresh off a 49-0 whooping of Michigan State to remain undefeated at 8-0. With upcoming games at No.10 Penn State (Nov. 11) and versus No.2 Ohio State (Nov. 25), the Wolverines have a clear path to a National Championship.

Should they survive the scandal and run the table, it would make the situation an easy one for Harbaugh to depart and set off for greener pastures. Word on the street is that new Commanders ownership, led by Josh Harris, would love to have him in DC and one would believe that quarterback JJ McCarthy would be a prime first round target for Washington come April.

In such a scenario, we could expect to see a plethora of Michigan players follow suit and declare for the upcoming 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit.

Thanks Ric. Not sure what constitutes a "plethora" but below we list all the Michigan players in the NFL Draft Scout database showing those who are rated thus far for the 2024 plus all other Wolverines issued a uniform this season. If you look really close you can see the grandson of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden. That would be Jesse, who took a snap at quarterback as a freshman to earn a Varsity Letter, but has since been relegated to the role of defensive back, where he is a PIA as a scout team standout. His father, Mike, played at Harvard. 

Rnk Player               School Pos Rnk Ht        Wt Class  40 Proj. Rnd

 

21 Kris Jenkins         Michigan DT       2 6025    305 Sr   4.89 1

33 J.J. McCarthy        Michigan QB       5? 6031    202 Jr   4.56 2

62 Jaylen Harrell        Michigan DE       7 6035    242 Sr       4.64  2

95 Blake Corum        Michigan RB       7 5075    213 Sr 4.42          3

106 Cornelius Johnson   Michigan WR     14 6021    208 rSr  4.49   3-4

111 Drake Nugent        Michigan C       4 6010    301 rSr  5.24   3-4

114 Donovan Edwards   Michigan RB          9 5115    210 Jr 4.49            3-4

126 Junior Colson     Michigan ILB       6 6016 247 Jr 4.58            4

133 Zak Zinter                Michigan OG       8 6052 322 Sr 5.18            4

140 Braiden McGregor Michigan DE      15 6052 267 Sr 4.74            4-5

154 Mike Sainristil Michigan        CB       18 5092 182 rSr 4.39             4-5

232 Roman Wilson Michigan         WR        29 5116 192 Sr 4.32             6-7

235 Trevor Keegan Michigan         OG        14 6052 320 rSr   5.2             6-7

321 LaDarius Henderson Michigan OG          21 6043 315  rSr     5.24      7-HPFA

339 Michael Barrett Michigan         ILB         16 5112 239 rSr  4.64              7-HPFA

360 James Turner Michigan            K           8 5112 196 rSr 4.94          N/A

9999 Will Johnson Michigan         CB       46 6021 202 So 4.48           N/A

9999 Tommy Doman Michigan    P        11 6035 215 Jr 4.93                 N/A

Others: 

Kalel Mullings Michigan FB 8 6011 239 rJr 4.65 N/A

Colston Loveland Michigan TE 24 6045 245 So 4.67 N/A

William Wagner Michigan LS 12 6006 255 rSr 5.09 N/A

Mason Graham Michigan DT 35 6025 318 So 4.97 N/A

Derrick Moore Michigan DE 43 6026 258 So 4.74 N/A

Adam Samaha Michigan K 25 5112 185 Fr nan N/A

Josaiah Stewart Michigan OLB 42 6006 245 Jr 4.74 N/A

Zeke Berry Michigan FS 33 5112 192 rFr 4.5 N/A

Cole Cabana Michigan RB 40 6003 198 Fr nan N/A

Kenneth Grant Michigan DT 49 6032 339 So 5.06 N/A

Amorion Walker Michigan CB 60 6026 180 So 4.46 N/A

Keon Sabb Michigan SS 38 6010 208 rFr 4.54 N/A

Amir Herring Michigan OG 50 6030 300 Fr nan N/A

Ernest Hausmann Michigan OLB 55 6015 237 So 4.64 N/A

Makari Paige Michigan SS 49 6030 208 Sr 4.52 N/A

Nathan Efobi Michigan OG 62 6026 285 Fr nan N/A

Jyaire Hill Michigan CB 92 6010 181 Fr nan N/A

Deakon Tonielli Michigan TE 80 6051 251 Fr nan N/A

Trey Pierce Michigan DT 86 6021 300 Fr nan N/A

Peyton OLeary Michigan WR 93 6022 200 rSo 4.54 N/A

Myles Hinton Michigan OT 83 6062 340 Sr 5.27 N/A

Evan Link Michigan OT 85 6052 307 Fr nan N/A

Brooks Bahr Michigan DT 96 6046 298 Fr nan N/A

A.J. Barner Michigan TE 102 6054 252 Sr 4.89 N/A

Darrius Clemons Michigan WR 111 6031 212 So 4.54 N/A

Trente Jones Michigan OG 102 6032 325 rSr 5.31 N/A

Karmello English Michigan WR 132 5096 190 Fr nan N/A

Karsen Barnhart Michigan OT 122 6042 316 rSr 5.21 N/A

Semaj Bridgeman Michigan OLB 126 6015 246 Fr nan N/A

Cameron Calhoun Michigan CB 161 6002 173 Fr nan N/A

Benjamin Hall Michigan RB 182 5095 234 Fr nan N/A

Jack Tuttle Michigan QB 194 6031 210 rSr 4.9 N/A

Aymeric Koumba Michigan DE 210 6042 254 Fr nan N/A

Semaj Morgan Michigan WR 266 5086 176 Fr nan N/A

Fredrick Moore Michigan WR 269 6005 180 Fr nan N/A

Hayden Moore Michigan OLB 228 6021 226 Fr nan N/A

Cam Goode Michigan DT 242 6010 314 rSr 5.12 N/A

German Green Michigan CB 321 6015 190 rSr 4.58 N/A

DJ Waller Jr. Michigan CB 331 6031 205 Fr nan N/A

Josh Beetham Michigan TE 169 6045 242 Sr nan N/A

Keshaun Harris Michigan CB 418 5112 192 rSr 4.52 N/A

Quinten Johnson Michigan SS 219 5101 200 rSr 4.53 N/A

Caden Kolesar Michigan SS 225 5092 195 rSr nan N/A

Jerome Nichols Michigan ILB 271 5116 235 Sr nan N/A

Jeffrey Persi Michigan OT 253 6071 320 Sr 5.12 N/A

Jake Thaw Michigan WR 746 6005 192 Sr nan N/A

Joey Velazquez Michigan ILB 309 5111 222 rSr 4.76 N/A

Josh Wallace Michigan CB 528 5116 190 rSr 4.56 N/A

Reece Atteberry Michigan DT 452 6042 309 rJr 5.24 N/A

Eamonn Dennis Michigan WR 873 5086 188 rJr 4.59 N/A

Matthew Hibner Michigan TE 309 6036 254 rJr nan N/A

Noah Stewart Michigan OT 357 6062 291 rJr nan N/A

Raheem Anderson Michigan OG 697 6025 316 rSo 5.18 N/A

Trevor Andrews Michigan ILB 477 6005 224 rSo nan N/A

Kechaun Bennett Michigan DE 549 6036 257 rSo nan N/A

Rayshaun Benny Michigan DT 642 6026 296 rSo nan N/A

Christian Boivin Michigan OLB 569 5116 220 rSo nan N/A

Tristan Bounds Michigan OT 388 6065 305 rSo nan N/A

Max Bredeson Michigan FB 103 6010 240 rSo nan N/A

Greg Crippen Michigan C 223 6032 309 rSo nan N/A

Cristian Dixon Michigan WR 1214 6015 197 rSo nan N/A

Tavierre Dunlap Michigan RB 617 5116 229 rSo nan N/A

Giovanni El-Hadi Michigan OG 738 6046 318 rSo nan N/A

Dominick Giudice Michigan OG 756 6041 305 rSo nan N/A

TJ Guy Michigan DE 608 6036 250 rSo nan N/A

Jaydon Hood Michigan ILB 530 6010 225 rSo nan N/A

Noah Howes Michigan TE 446 6036 242 rSo nan N/A

Ike Iwunnah Michigan DT 717 6021 313 rSo nan N/A

Jesse Madden Michigan FS 430 6005 180 rSo nan N/A

JaDen McBurrows Michigan CB 919 5105 200 rSo nan N/A

Tyler McLaurin Michigan OLB 678 6015 247 rSo nan N/A

Joel Metzger Michigan ILB 561 6005 226 rSo nan N/A

Rod Moore Michigan FS 441 5106 198 rSo 4.47 N/A

Tyler Morris Michigan WR 1369 5111 185 So nan N/A

Micah Pollard Michigan OLB 700 6021 221 So nan N/A

Jimmy Rolder Michigan ILB 582 6015 233 So 4.62 N/A

Peter Simmons Michigan DT 798 6005 283 rSo nan N/A

CJ Stokes Michigan RB 736 5096 205 So nan N/A

Joe Taylor Michigan WR 1457 5085 191 rSo nan N/A

Davis Warren Michigan QB 582 6015 195 rSo nan N/A

Chibi Anwunah Michigan DE 780 6046 268 rFr nan N/A

Christian Bartholomew Michigan WR 1522 5115 187 rFr nan N/A

Kendrick Bell Michigan WR 1524 6021 180 Fr nan N/A

Micah Davis Michigan SS 525 6005 199 Fr nan N/A

Jayden Denegal Michigan QB 637 6045 235 rFr nan N/A

Enow Etta Michigan DT 877 6042 295 Fr nan N/A

Logan Forbes Michigan WR 1624 6016 193 rFr nan N/A

Andrew Gentry Michigan OT 606 6056 327 rFr nan N/A

Jason Hewlett Michigan OLB 887 6021 224 Fr nan N/A

Breeon Ishmail Michigan DE 880 6032 262 Fr nan N/A

Kody Jones Michigan FS 594 5106 195 rFr nan N/A

Connor Jones Michigan OG 1056 6055 320 rFr nan N/A

Marlin Klein Michigan TE 589 6052 250 rFr nan N/A

Joey Klunder Michigan DE 901 6032 276 rFr nan N/A

Alessandro Lorenzetti Michigan DE 915 6053 301 rFr nan N/A

Zack Marshall Michigan TE 604 6031 232 Fr nan N/A

Cole Morgan Michigan OG 1107 6036 270 Fr nan N/A

Alex Orji Michigan QB 721 6025 236 rFr 4.56 N/A

Myles Pollard Michigan CB 1209 6010 190 rFr nan N/A

 

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