Rashan Gary

Extra Points: Jets, Ravens, Draft

Some assorted notes from around the NFL…

  • The Jets were reportedly interested in free agent centers Mitch Morse and Matt Paradis, tweets Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. However, the team never made an offer to either player. Morse ultimately signed with the Bills, while Paradis ended up inking a deal with the Panthers. With the Jets unable to secure either of the top two free agent centers, the front office continues to reach out to other veterans to gauge the market. Mehta notes that the draft could be another way of acquiring a center.
  • Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg is retiring, the team announced. The 63-year-old had been with the organization since 2008, winning one Super Bowl championship along the way. Rosburg previously served in the same role with both the Falcons and Browns. Assistant Special Teams coach Chris Horton is expected to take over, with Rosburg briefly sticking around as a consultant. “I will stay on for a period of time to be a resource for Chris and anyone else during that transition,” said Rosburg. “I have a lot of plans. Me and my plans center around my family. I don’t want to miss as many hockey games and volleyball games as I have. Our days are limited on this earth, and there are some things that I’m missing I don’t want to miss anymore.”
  • Rashan Gary wasn’t active in Michigan’s pro day. According to NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero (on Twitter), the potential top-five pick only weighed in and didn’t participate in any drills or testing. Instead, the running back stuck around to support his teammates. As Pelissero notes, the defensive tackle “crushed the combine,” and he didn’t want to risk his draft stock with a lackluster outing today.

Michigan DL Rashan Gary To Enter NFL Draft

Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary is going pro. On Monday, the highly-rated defensive lineman announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft. 

We’re still several months away from the draft, but Gary profiles as a Top 10 and possibly Top 5 pick. He’s no stranger to attention – he went to Ann Arbor as one of the top ranked high school seniors in the nation and largely lived up to expectations on campus.

Gary, who turns 21 next week, tallied 38 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in his junior season. He’ll Michigan with 134 tackles and 10.5 sacks in total powered largely by a monster sophomore campaign. The timing of his announcement suggests that he’ll sit out Michigan’s bowl game – particularly since he missed time with shoulder and leg injuries this year – but there’s no official confirmation on that front yet.

Gary is one of several talented defensive linemen to enter this year’s draft, along with Houston’s Ed Oliver, Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell, and former Ohio State pass rusher Nick Bosa.

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