Michigan football in 2021 NFL draft: Where the Wolverines are going as pros

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Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press
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Here's a look at where Michigan football players have been picked in the 2021 NFL draft, and where they're headed next:

Round 1

DE Kwity Paye, Indianapolis Colts: His remarkable journey as a refugee escaping Civil War in Africa continues to the NFL, as he becomes the second edge rusher taken in this draft at No. 21 overall. He's the sixth first-round pick of the Jim Harbaugh era.

Round 3

OT Jalen Mayfield, Atlanta Falcons: He comes off the board at No. 68 overall as the fourth pick in the round and will help protect Matt Ryan and whoever succeeds him in the years to come.

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WR Nico Collins, Houston Texans: The big, talented wideout is heading to the Texans and a rebuilding offense, picked 89th overall. He opted out of the 2020 season.

CB Ambry Thomas, San Francisco 49ers: He goes to a talented Niners defense at No. 102 overall.

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