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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The official early entry list for the NFL draft is up. And Alex Ofili's on it! This is super weird. I mean, the guy had twelve career tackles.

It's possible that Michigan informed Ofili he wouldn't be asked back for a fifth year, maybe he had academic problems, maybe his family needs money. I have no idea what happened here but whatever story that comes out will be interesting. This decision is even weirder than the Shantee Orr one a couple years back.

The impact on next year's team probably won't be great. Watson, Massey, and Branch are a clear 1-2-3 at defensive tackles, and then you've got Will Johnson, Will Paul, Marques Slocum, and Terrence Taylor. The depth is fine. I wouldn't be surprised if this decision was Michigan's, not Ofili's.