Two Michigan players announced Friday that they have signed with the Los Angeles based Creative Arts Agency – or CAA – in preparation for the NFL Draft.

The first Wolverine was defensive lineman Kwity Paye, a senior who was reported to be debating the decision to enter the NFL Draft following his junior year. He came back for his senior season and has since been rated highly by various sites with some projecting Paye as a first-round pick.


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Paye finishes his career with 97 total tackles, 23.5 TFL, and 11.5 sacks. He had 50 tackles, 12.5 TFL, and 6.5 sacks in 12 games as a junior.

The other player to announce signing with CAA Friday was junior offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield. That indicates Mayfield will be forgoing his senior season to enter the 2021 NFL Draft after signing with an agent.


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Mayfield finishes his career with 18 appearances including 15 total starts at right tackle.