What Does The Future Hold For Michigan football's 2024 Draft Picks?

McCarthy, Jenkins, Wilson Highlight a Blockbuster Wolverines Draft
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Roman Wilson (1) against the
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Roman Wilson (1) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Kris Jenkins

As a Cincinnati Bengals fan myself, I have to speak for Cincinnati fans that we are thrilled about this pick. After losing DJ Reader to the Lions and giving up 126.2 yards per game (26th in the NFL), finding a quality replacement on the interior defensive line was an absolute priority in the 2024 draft. Not only did he grade out in the 70th percentile and above rushing the passer, he posted an insane run defense grade in the 86th percentile and was in the 98th percentile in run stop rate.

In the second round, the Bengals instantly found the potential answer to one of their most glaring weaknesses. After signing Sheldon Rankins, who has had success rushing the passer from the interior, if Jenkins develops as planned, the Bengals should have a perfect complimentary combination at the defensive tackle position going forward.

Roman Wilson

The Steelers selected Roman Wilson in the third round with the 84th overall pick, and he enters into a very interesting and fluid quarterback situation in Pittsburgh. Whether it's Russell Wilson or Justin Fields throwing the ball downfield, Wilson joins a very good receiving corps alongside fellow wide receiver George Pickens. He brings his trademark speed and excellent hands into a passing game that will need both to get back into form after moving on from Kenny Pickett.

After trading away Diontae Johnson, and with the lack of other big-play receivers on the team, there is a good chance that Wilson may get an opportunity to be the 2024 Michigan football draftee who sees the field the most in year one.