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Michigan's David Long To Enter NFL Draft, Zach Gentry Reportedly Joining Him

The attrition for the Wolverines continues.

January 02, 2019 - 2:43 pm
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Add two more names to the list of Michigan players entering the 2019 NFL Draft. 

Junior cornerback David Long announced his decision Wednesday to forego his senior season, shortly after it was reported that junior tight end Zach Gentry will do the same. 

Fellow juniors Devin Bush and Rashan Gary have also declared for the draft. 

Long led Michigan with eight pass breakups this season and was named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches. He made his announcement via Twitter. 

“I know that great things are ahead for Michigan football. I also know that my ultimate dream has always been to play in the NFL. As such, I am choosing to pursue that dream and officially declare for the 2019 NFL Draft," Long wrote. "I have enjoyed every moment of my time at Michigan and will continue to be a proud supporter until the end of time.

"Thank you and Go Blue!"

Gentry has yet to make a formal announcement, but TheWolverine.com confirmed Wednesday that his time at Michigan is over. 

He ranked third on the team this season in both receptions (32) and yards (514). He was named third-team All-Big Ten by the coaches. 

The Wolverines will return the likes of junior Sean McKeon and sophomore Nick Eubanks at tight end, both of whom had productive seasons. 

It hasn't been strictly attrition for Michigan regarding the draft. Quarterback Shea Patterson, cornerback Lavert Hill and safety Josh Metellus have all announced they'll return for their senior seasons.