Former Michigan DE Taco Charlton drafted No. 28 overall by Dallas Cowboys
Taco Charlton is heading to Jerry World.
The former Michigan defensive end was selected No. 28 overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL draft.
Charlton was the second Michigan player selected in the first round. That was as many as the Wolverines had picked in the first round in the last 10 years combined.
At Michigan, Charlton was a force in Don Brown’s defense. He became the Wolverines’ top defensive lineman with 10 sacks in his final 10 games.
Charlton said entering the draft that he thought he was a top-15 player. While he didn’t end up going in the top 15, Charlton will still have a chance to play immediately for a Dallas Cowboys team that needs immediate help up front.
Dallas has been searching for its next great edge-rusher since drafting former Nebraska star Randy Gregory in 2015.
Perhaps Charlton can become that guy.