Luke Schoonmaker has been a key playmaker for Michigan at tight end the past couple of seasons. Now, the star TE is heading to the 2023 NFL Draft after a productive but banged-up season.

Early Monday morning, ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported Schoonmaker’s decision to make the jump to the NFL. At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, Schoonmaker stands to be one of the most complete TEs available in this year’s draft.

“Coach [Jim] Harbaugh and a lot of the offensive coaches have given me the confidence that I’m ready for the next level, and I’ve developed into a complete tight end,” Schoonmaker told ESPN. “I’m at that point where I can now begin the process for the next level. With that guidance and the guidance of others, it’s that time.”

During the 2022 season, Schoonmaker finished second on the Wolverines with 35 catches that went for 418 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also had 17 catches for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns.

While Schoonmaker’s departure — and Erick All’s transfer to Iowa — hurts Michigan at the TE position, the Wolverines were fortunate to see true freshman Colston Loveland breakout down the stretch. Loveland ended the year with 16 catches for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns with some big plays in big moments.