UPDATE: From Ann Arbor to the NFL, former Wolverines go pro in the 2019 draft

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UPDATE: Former NFL offensive tackle Jackie Slater announces the Los Angeles Rams’ selection of Michigan Wolverines cornerback David Long with the number 79 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

UPDATE: University of Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich was drafted by the New England Patriots.

The overall 77th pick of the draft was the 14th pick of the third round. 

ORIGINAL STORY: The University of Michigan continues its 81 year tradition of having players selected in the NFL draft.

The number 10 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers was former Wolverine Devin Bush while the 12th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers was Rashan Gary. Both of the former University of Michigan football players are now NFL Linebackers.

The Steelers acquired the 10th pick from the Denver Broncos and chose Michigan linebacker Devin Bush. In exchange for the 10th selection, Denver received Pittsburgh’s 2019 first- and second-round picks, number 20 and 52 as well as a 2020 third-round pick.

This is the Steelers’ seventh straight first-round selection on the defensive side of the ball. Pittsburgh had not picked higher than Number 10 since choosing Plaxico Burress with the eight overall pick in 2000.

Rashan Gary who was drafted as a Linebacker was a Defensive End for the Wolverines. Gary is a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection. The 6-foot-4, 277-pounder clocked an impressive 4.58-second time in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine.

The 12th overall pick was the Packers’ highest in 10 years since they made defensive tackle B.J. Raji the ninth selection.

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