Michigan football RG Zak Zinter makes NFL draft decision

It’s decision day for those college football players who have not yet announced whether they will return to school or enter the 2023 NFL draft, and Michigan football is waiting on a handful of players.

The Wolverines already received a shot in the arm when running back Blake Corum and left guard Trevor Keegan announced they would return for another year in Ann Arbor. A few decisions remained — notably right guard Zak Zinter, wide receiver Cornelius Johnson and linebacker Michael Barrett.

On Sunday, the maize and blue received the good news that Zinter — originally thought to be an NFL draft lock, but had been trending toward returning — will, indeed, play another year for the Wolverines.

With Zinter returning, Michigan brings back players at three of the five offensive line positions: left guard Keegan, RG Zinter and right tackles Karsen Barnhart and Trente Jones. With the additions of Arizona State’s LaDarius Henderson and Stanford’s Drake Nugent and Myles Hinton, along with Jeff Persi, Giovanni El-Hadi and Raheem Anderson, the Wolverines have a bevy of experienced options along the offensive line in 2023.


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Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire