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Michigan football CB Josh Wallace declares for NFL draft

The big question for Michigan football coming out of spring ball last year was who would fill that outside cornerback position opposite Will Johnson? There was a sea of hype for “unicorn” Amorion Walker, who had converted from wide receiver. After a not-so-great showing in the scrimmage on April 1, however, the program was a little less confident in what he’d look like during the season.

Then, the maize and blue received a surprising boost late in the cycle. UMass team captain and starting cornerback Josh Wallace became available through the transfer portal, and he ended up choosing the Wolverines.

While he had some down moments, Wallace superseded expectations, helping the maize and blue cement the nation’s No. 1 defense and second-best pass defense (through 15 games).

Now that he’s a national championship-winner, Wallace has announced he’s moving on to the NFL draft.

Wallace has exhausted his intercollegiate eligibility as he played for five years, including the COVID-19 year. Certainly, however, he’ll look back particularly fondly of his single season in Ann Arbor. It didn’t take long for him to win more games than he had in the rest of his college career, combined.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire