Tis the season for college football departures, whether it be through transfers or through NFL draft declarations.
Thus far, Michigan football has lost a trio of defenders to transfer, another who has his eyes on the offensive side of the ball, one of its standout edge rushers to the draft, and now an offensive player is on the move.
Last summer, the Wolverines received a transfer from Jackson State in Daylen Baldwin, a Michigan native and the SWAC newcomer of the year coming out of the spring 2021 season. He picked the maize and blue over Ohio State and others, and though he started the season banged up, he got a few starts once he was healthy.
While he still has eligibility remaining, he’s decided to test the NFL draft waters, announcing on Instagram that he’s declaring for the professional ranks.
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Baldwin appeared in all 14 of Michigan’s games, had 17 receptions fro 256 yards and two touchdowns, both from freshman J.J. McCarthy.
With Baldwin moving on, the Wolverines will rely on — quite possibly — everyone else. Barring an NFL draft declaration, Ronnie Bell (who intends on coming back), Cornelius Johnson, and Mike Sainristil are set to return. Roman Wilson and A.J. Henning are not yet draft eligible, Andrel Anthony and Cristian Dixon just finished their first year. The Wolverines also add freshmen Darrius Clemons, Tyler Morris, and Amorion Walker into the fold this next year.