Michigan extends nation's longest streak in 2021 NFL Draft
Add another year to Michigan’s NFL Draft streak.
The Wolverines extended their streak to 83 consecutive years of having a player selected in the NFL Draft. That streak continued early this year, with defensive end Kwity Paye going No. 21 overall to the Indianapolis Colts. He was the team’s only first-round selection in this draft.
Michigan has had a player selected every year in the NFL Draft since 1938. That streak is tied for the longest in the nation, along with USC. The Trojans also extended their streak this year.
Michigan State, which had a player selected in 80 straight drafts, saw it’s streak end. Shakur Brown (CB), Antjuan Simmons (LB) nor Naquan Jones (DL) were selected this year.
A total of eight players from Michigan were taken in this year’s draft. Here’s the complete list:
- No. 21: Kwity Paye, DE — Indianapolis Colts
- No. 68: Jalen Mayfield, OT — Atlanta Falcons
- No. 89: Nico Collins, WR — Houston Texans
- No. 102: Ambry Thomas, CB — San Francisco 49ers
- No. 177: Cameron McGrone, LB — New England Patriots
- No. 184: Ben Mason, FB — Baltimore Ravens
- No. 202: Chris Evans, RB — Cincinnati Bengals
- No. 225: Cameron Cheeseman, LS — Washington Football Team
Michigan’s eight selections were the second-most in the B1G this year, behind Ohio State’s 10 picks.