Former Michigan offensive lineman Mason Cole, who enters the National Football League as a center, was drafted in the third round by the Arizona Cardinals with the 97th overall pick on Friday night. Of Arizona's Day-3 selections, I'm highest on running back Chase Fordham, though he too is more of a complementary threat than a headliner at this level.
Campbell committed to Penn State sight unseen after the Alabama product flipped from Vanderbilt to the Lions once head coach James Franklin changed jobs. Offensive tackle Korey Cunningham of Cincinnati as taken in the seventh.
"Most NFL scouts look for tall corners, I'm one of them and I was blessed to be tall, and a speedy, athletic cornerback", said Campbell, who ran a 4.51 40-yard dash there.
And offense turned out to be the theme.
No school has had players selected in more consecutive NFL Drafts than MI, which has an 80-year streak going back to 1939.
The team's defensive approach to the draft continued into Day 3, as all six of the players taken by the Chiefs play on that side of the ball.
"In a ideal world, coach and I would have been thrilled to have balance and to fill some positions defensively if those guys warranted those picks", Keim said. "He's proven that he can play any position on the offensive line". That is why it was key for Keim and Co.to add a gifted pass-catcher in Christian Kirk in the second round.