The best wide receiver for the Wolverines is on his way up.
Roman Wilson, a wide receiver, has declared he will be entering the NFL Draft, meaning the National Champion Michigan Wolverines will be missing another important offensive player for the upcoming campaign.
It should come as no surprise that the senior wide receiver accepted the Senior Bowl invitation, which was extended the day following Michigan’s victory over the Washington Huskies in the National Championship.
In 2023, Wilson was the main target of quarterback J.J. McCarthy, leading the team in receptions with 48, 789 yards, and 12 touchdowns. He was named the Wolverines’ Offensive Player of the Week six times by the time his final year at Michigan concluded.
Wilson had an additional season of eligibility because of the COVID-19 season in 2020, so a return was not completely out of the question. Wilson made the right choice, though, as his draft stock is unlikely to rise further.
During his four seasons at Michigan, he made 46 appearances totaling 1,707 yards and 20 touchdowns. In addition to being a three-time Big Ten champion and a member of the 2023 All-Big Ten second team, he will depart Ann Arbor as a national champion.
During his Michigan career, the senior wide receiver made a number of spectacular plays, but none more spectacular than this leaping catch on a late touchdown drive against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl:
Along with quarterback J.J. McCarthy, running back Blake Corum, defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, edge Jaylen Harrell, edge Braiden McGregor, linebackers Junior Colson, Michael Barrett, Josh Wallace, cornerback, and offensive linemen Zak Zinter, Trevor Keegan, Drake Nugent, and LaDarius Henderson, Wilson is the latest member of the Wolverines to declare for the draft.
He wears the NUMBER #1.