2019 Detroit Lions Draft Prospects: The University Of Michigan

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Players From The University Of Michigan The Detroit Lions May Consider Drafting.


Rashan Gary

Gary is expected to be one of the most sought-after prospects in the entire 2019 draft. Standing at 6’5″ and weighing in at around 280 pounds, he has the size, speed, strength, and quickness to play virtually any position on the entire defensive line.

Last season, Gary had 58 tackles, 5.5 of which were sacks and another 11.5 of them were for a loss. He was named to the first team All-Big Ten team for his performance. In his senior year of high school, he was named an All American and won the USA Today defensive player of the year award.

Gary is off to a good start for the 2018 college season, having already recorded 10 tackles and a sack in the first two games.

The Detroit Lions biggest weakness going into the 2018 season is their defensive line, and Gary would slide perfectly into the versatile Matt Patricia defensive front.

Devin Bush Jr.

Devin Bush Jr. exploded onto the college football scene last year when he made 99 tackles, 10 for a loss along with 5.5 sacks, 1 interception and 7 passes defended. Not only was he named first-team All-Big Ten, but he was also named a second-team All-American.

Bush possess many things that Detroit’s current linebacking corps is lacking, speed, ability to shed blockers and the ability to make big plays in the offensive backfield. Adding a linebacker of his caliber to the Lions defensive roster would be huge for Detroit.

Bush is also off to another good start this season, with 12 tackles and one and a half sacks in the first two games. He is currently projected to be a day two pick next year if he declares for the draft.

Chase Winovich

Winovich is another productive defensive lineman, racking up 73 tackles, 19 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks in 2017 on his way to, you guessed it, being named to the first team All-Big Ten team. He also had a good 2016 season when he made 32 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.

Winovich is a bit of a smaller speed rusher, at just 6’3″ and around 250 pounds. However, his production is hard to ignore and the Lions could use any help they can get on the defensive edge. If Winovich sustains his 2017 production throughout 2018, Lions fans should be very happy if he’s added to the Detroit defensive front seven.

Winovich has 10 tackles in the first two games of this season, along with half a sack. A very respectable start for the defensive lineman who is currently projected to be a day two/early day three pick in the 2019 draft.

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