Four Wolverines Selected in Third Round of NFL Draft
Chris Wormley

April 28, 2017

» Chris Wormley was chosen 10th in the third round, 74th overall, by the Baltimore Ravens on day two of the NFL Draft.
» Jourdan Lewis (92nd overall, Dallas Cowboys) and Delano Hill (95th overall, Seattle Seahawks) went within four picks in the third round.
» Amara Darboh was the final Wolverine taken on day two, going to Seattle at 106 overall.

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The University of Michigan had four players selected on the second day of the 2017 NFL Draft with defensive end Chris Wormley, cornerback Jourdan Lewis, safety Delano Hill and wide receiver Amara Darboh having their names called on Friday (April 28). Wormley was selected by Baltimore Ravens (74th overall), Lewis went to the Dallas Cowboys (92nd overall), and Hill (95th overall) and Darboh (106th overall) both were chosen by the Seattle Seahawks.

Wormley becomes the third Wolverine drafted by the Ravens all-time. Willie Henry was the last U-M player selected by Baltimore, that pick coming in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.

A four-year letterman, Wormley appeared in 51 games, making starts in 30 of them. He has had 123 tackles, 33 tackles-for-loss, 18 sacks, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups. Wormley is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016) and two-time All-Big Ten honoree. Wormley also won the 2015 and 2016 Richard Katcher Award for top U-M defensive lineman.

In his senior year, Wormley appeared in 12 games, making 10 starts. He made a career-high five tackles at Utah, including three for loss. Against Oregon State, he beat that career best and had six tackles, including a sack and three TFL. And again, he got a new career high of seven tackles against Ohio State.

A Toledo, Ohio, native, Wormley will graduate this winter with a degree in sport management.

Coach Greg Mattison on Chris Wormley:
"I think the sky's the limit for Chris. I really believe that he is a guy that could go into the first round, and I think that whoever gets him is going to get an outstanding football player. He is very very strong, he's explosive, he showed his speed at 299 pounds. I think that whoever gets Chris Wormley is going to get a great football player.

"Chris' character is off the charts. What he did for our young players. He, Taco (Charlton), Ryan (Glasgow) and Matt [Godin] as seniors really showed them the way and took our young kids under their wing, but Chris Wormley is a special person. Any team that drafts him will learn that real fast."

Lewis played 48 games and started in 30 of them in his career at Michigan. The cornerback ranks first in Michigan history in pass breakups with 45. His 2015 season ranks first in Michigan history for pass breakups in a single season, having 22. In his four-year career at Michigan, Lewis posted 133 tackles, 8.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack and had six interceptions.

Lewis was a two-time All-Big Ten athlete, earning first team cornerback honors from the coaches and media in 2015 and 2016 while being named Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year in 2016. A four-year letterwinner, Lewis was also a two-time All-American and named a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award, given to the nation's most outstanding defensive back, in 2015 and a finalist in 2016.

As a senior, Lewis started 10 games at cornerback after missing the first three weeks of the year due to an injury. This past season, Lewis overtook Marlin Jackson for third on U-M's all-time pass breakup list vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 1) while posting three PBUs, four solo tackles and a game-sealing one-handed interception against the Badgers.

Lewis earned consensus All-America honors, being named first team by Walter Camp Football Foundation, AFCA, Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News while being named second team by Football Writers Association of America.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Lewis will graduate in winter 2017 with a degree in sociology.

Coach Michael Zordich on Jourdan Lewis:
"Jourdan Lewis is your all-around kind of guy that you want on your team; he's a competitor, he's smart, he is physical, quick, tough. You definitely want him. He is a guy you could put in different positions on the field, and he will be very successful. He will be able to play on the inside and outside. He is very athletic and really quick. He is physical which goes a long way. He has great ball skills. Just look at that one play in the Wisconsin game. He can hang and catch -- pretty good stuff. He will definitely add value to special teams and as a punt returner as well."

Hill was named an All-Big Ten honoree in 2016, receiving second team honors from the coaches and an honorable mention from the media. A four-year letterman, Hill appeared in 46 games and made 26 starting assignments at safety.

As a senior, Hill helped lead the defense by posting a career best of 52 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions and three pass breakups. In the first game of the season against Hawaii (Sept. 3), Hill returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown. He recorded a game and career high of 10 solo tackles and 11 total tackles against Michigan State (Oct. 29), earning himself co-Defensive Player of the Game honors.

In his four-year career at Michigan, Hill contributed 119 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three interceptions and eight pass breakups.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Hill earned his degree in general studies this past winter.

Coach Brian Smith on Delano Hill:
"Delano Hill is a great guy. He can play man to man, and he's got cover skills. He is very versatile and great tackler. He is great in the open field as far as the open tackler goes. He has good ball skills, and he is a blitzer. We didn't use him a lot as a blitzer, but if you put him close to the line of scrimmage, he can get after the quarterback. He is a guy that can move around and play a lot of different spots.

"In the NFL you've got to play a lot of man to man coverage, and Delano can cover tight ends, which is what a lot of safeties are asked to do. He is what you are looking for as far as that guy that can come in and cover tight ends. He is versatile enough that maybe he can come down and play a dime or play deep in the posts. You really can move him all over the place because he is talented enough to do it."

Darboh was an All-Big Ten athlete, earning second team honors from the coaches and media in 2016 and 2015. A four-year letterwinner, Darboh recorded 2,062 receiving yards, 14 touchdowns and 151 receptions.

As a senior, Darboh started nine games and finished the year as U-M's top receiver. Darboh had at least one reception in 33 consecutive games, which is the fourth-longest streak in the school's history.

A native of Sierra Lione, Darboh played in 49 games at wide receiver for the Wolverines, making 28 starts. Darboh, who became a United States citizen in 2015, will graduate in winter 2017 with a degree in sociology.

Michigan Players Selected in 2017 NFL Draft

NamePos.Rd.PickTeam
Jabrill PeppersLB/S1st25thPeppers Cleveland Browns
Taco CharltonDE1st28thCharlton Dallas Cowboys
Chris WormleyDE3rd 74th Ravens Baltimore Ravens
Jourdan LewisCB3rd 92nd Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
Delano HillS3rd 95th Seahawks Seattle Seahawks
Amara DarbohWR3rd 106th Seahawks Seattle Seahawks

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