Michigan Wolverines news: A transfer portal crystal ball, NFL draft domination, and more

Michigan football dominated day two of the 2024 NFL draft, plus the latest transfer portal rumblings for the Michigan Wolverines.
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Amorion Walker (1) against the
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines defensive back Amorion Walker (1) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It's been well known that Michigan football wanted to add a wide receiver via the transfer portal. The coaching staff said as much following the Wolverines spring game last weekend.

Well, on Friday, it appeared as though Michigan football has zeroed in on a target and it's a familiar face in former Michigan football player Amorion Walker.

The former three-star signee who is 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, signed with the Michigan Wolverines in the 2022 class. He played some snaps at receiver and cornerback. He was expected to push for the starting job last season but he struggled during the spring and didn't play much during 2023.

That prompted a transfer to Ole Miss. He wanted to play wide receiver. It was reported by Pete Nakos of On3.com that he re-entered the portal on Friday. Nakos also said Michigan football was the team to beat, while Sam Webb reported he would be putting in a crystal ball for the Wolverines.

It sounds like Walker would come back as a wide receiver. i don't see him wanting to play cornerback again for Michigan football and in all honesty, he should be a pass catcher. He's got multiple years left and would give the Wolverines a big, fast receiver they are lacking on the outside.

Michigan football adds kicker via transfer portal

The Michigan Wolverines have also been looking for a kicker in the transfer portal after some struggles this spring at the position.

On Friday, Michigan football added former Arkansas State kicker Dominic Zvada. He will be a junior next season and connected on 17-of-18 field goals last season with his only miss being a block. He's also 12-of-14 from beyond 40 yards the past two seasons. He also missed one extra point in 2023.

Michigan football dominates the NFL draft

The second day of the NFL draft belonged to Michigan football. The Wolverines had back-to-back picks in the second round of the draft, followed by three in a row in the third.

Jim Harbaugh said he "got emotional." He also belted out "Hail To the Victors" after the day wrapped up from the Chargers facility. Harbaugh and Rich Eisen were like all of us last night.

It was a great day to be a Wolverine and hopefully, the NFL draft record falls to Michigan football. The Wolverines have seven picks so far. They need nine more to break Georgia's record of 15.