Michigan, Michigan State extend draft streaks that have spanned over eight decades
Michigan and Michigan State might be rivals on the field, but both are among the best at producing NFL talent on an annual basis.
This year, both Michigan and Michigan State extended their NFL draft streaks as both schools had multiple players selected in 2020. UM’s streak is now at 82-straight years, dating back to the 1939 NFL Draft. MSU’s streak has cracked 80, starting with the 1941 NFL Draft.
Center Cesar Ruiz was the first player form Michigan selected in this year’s draft, going No. 24 overall to the New Orleans Saints. Michigan State had to wait until Saturday to continue its streak, as cornerback Josiah Scott was taken by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round with the 137th pick.
Michigan’s 82-year draft streak is tied with USC for the longest in history. Michigan State’s is second-longest and Florida is next on that list, having a draft pick every year since 1952.
No the rivalry never stops between the Wolverines and Spartans, but these are streaks the entire state of Michigan can celebrate.