Last year, Carlo Kemp was actually a really solid presence for Michigan football defensively and he was eighth on the team in tackles 40. He also was credited with 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
Kemp is listed as a graduate student on the Michigan roster, but under the new NCAA ruling, he could play this winter/spring and next fall if he wanted to.
In theory, it could give Kemp two more chances to audition for the NFL draft. One of the biggest questions right now, is whether or not, players like Kemp, who play in a winter or spring season would be eligible for the NFL draft or not.
The early entrant deadline last year was in January, so it’s hard to see how that would work unless the draft and other dates were pushed back.
If not for this waiver, Kemp would have to decide whether to play this spring, sit and play next fall or just declare for the NFL draft, which could still be an option.
Yet, he really needed another strong season to boost his draft stock. So whether that comes in the winter, next fall, or both, it’s a good chance to build on what he did back in 2019.