Michigan staffer trolls Michigan State after NFL Draft streak comes to an end
One NFL Draft streak continued this weekend while another came to an end.
Michigan still owns the nation’s longest-active streak of having at least on player selected in the NFL Draft. The program added another year to its total early this year, as defensive end Kwity Paye was selected at No. 21 overall in the first round by the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday.
The streak for Michigan now sits at 83 years, dating back to 1938.
Michigan State, on the other hand, saw its streak snapped at 80 years. The Spartans had a player taken every year since 1980, but with nobody picking Shakur Brown, Antjuan Simmons or Naquan Jones, the impressive streak came to an end.
Ryan Osborn, a Michigan staffer and defensive assistant, couldn’t let that slide. He took to Twitter to throw some shade at the Wolverines’ in-state rival.
“Hate to see it…#GoBlue,” Osborn said in a tweet.
— Coach Oz (@CoachRyanOsborn) May 1, 2021
Michigan State fans were quick to respond with the score of last season’s meeting between the two programs in Ann Arbor. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium 27-24.
The rivalry never sleeps, does it?
In addition to its NFL Draft streak continuing for another year, Michigan produced eight selections in this year’s event. That total was second-most in the B1G, behind only rival Ohio State, which had 10 picks.