Projecting Michigan football players in 7-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: National champions produce 11 selections

Expect players from the 2024 CFP National Champions to be selected all over the 2024 NFL Draft board.
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages
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AFC North and AFC South teams get steals in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft

. . 56. Junior Colson. . Junior Colson . . LB, Michigan. . 97

The Bengals won’t pass on an opportunity to select one of the top linebackers in the 2024 NFL Draft.  A 2023 Lott IMPACT Award winner, the former Wolverines linebacker not only brings leadership to the Bengals linebacker group but is also a reliable inside linebacker with the skillset to be a three-down linebacker.  A projected round 2 pick, the Bengals get a steal here by selecting the Michigan leading tackler with the No. 97 overall pick.

NFL Trade 6

The Indianapolis Colts trade up to No. 103 by sending picks No. 117 and 151 to the New England Patriots.  With that pick, they add another skilled cornerback to their secondary.

. . CB, Michigan. . 46. . 103. Mike Sainristil. Mike Sainristil.

The Colts double dip at the cornerback position in this draft.  After taking one of the top corners on Day 1, Indianapolis selects Mike Sainristil with the No. 103 overall pick in the draft. 

2024 NFL Draft prospect Mike Sainristil was a captain for the Michigan Wolverines
Michigan's Mike Sainristil / Jamie Schwaberow/GettyImages

The former Michigan Wolverines cornerback was tied for third in the nation with 6 INTS.  He’s on the small side height wise at 5-foot-9, but his toughness and athleticism makes him a nice slot corner option for the Colts.