Michigan football LB Junior Colson makes NFL draft decision

Now that the 2023 college football season is in the books and Michigan football has won the national championship, many Wolverines have decisions to make. Some are coming in quickly.

Senior guard Zak Zinter announced his decision on Thursday, and other seniors are expected to follow his lead instead of returning for fifth years.

But what of the junior class?

One such player is junior linebacker Junior Colson, one of the stars on the Michigan defense. With another year of eligibility remaining in Ann Arbor, Colson could return, but he has apparently decided to enter the 2024 NFL draft, per ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

Colson was a warrior for Michigan football this season, playing with two broken hands wrapped in casts for much of the year.

As Michigan’s leading tackler with 95, Colson has a good shot at being an early draft pick. With Michael Barrett leaving as well, the Wolverines will likely rely on sophomore Ernest Hausmann and incoming transfer Jaishawn Barham to replenish the linebacker position.

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire