ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Taco Charlton lived up to his name during the NFL preseason.
One of 11 Michigan players drafted by NFL teams in April, Charlton provided one of the more notable celebrations in an
NFL preseason game. The defensive lineman celebrated his sack of Oakland Raiders quarterback E.J. Manuel by pretending to
hand out tacos to his teammates.
Charlton, who made the Cowboys’ 53-man roster, registered 4 tackles and 2 sacks in the Cowboys’ four preseason games. We
will have to wait to see how he and his former Michigan teammates fare in the NFL’s regular season, which opens Thursday
(8:30 p.m. ET, NBC) when the New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs.
Until then, here’s how Michigan’s 2017 draftees performed in the preseason, and where they stand as they begin their pro
In the Chiefs’ preseason game last week against Tennessee, it likely was Jehu Chesson’s 76-yard punt return that secured
his spot on Kansas City’s 53-man-roster.
Jeremy Clark, CB
New York Jets
Jeremy Clark is one of two Michigan players drafted in 2017 despite recovering from reconstructive ACL surgery. The Jets
moved Clark to the reserve/non-football injury list Sept. 1.
Amara Darboh, WR
Amara Darboh sustained two injuries (bruised sternum, concussion) during the preseason. He had 3 catches for 22 yards in
Seattle’s final preseason game at Oakland, which likely solidified his spot on the Seahawks’ 53-man roster.
Ben Gedeon, LB
Ben Gedeon made the Vikings’ 53-man roster, and it was announced Tuesday that he would start at weakside linebacker for Minnesota. Gedeon had 13 tackles in the preseason.