Michigan Pro Day 2022: Date, prospects, rumors, and more

The 2022 Michigan Pro Day is fast approaching. Here's everything you need to know, and everyone you need to watch out for.

The Wolverines fielded one of the most talented teams in all of college football. And on March 18, they’ll get a chance to show it. Here’s a list of NFL Draft prospects to watch at the 2022 Michigan Pro Day. We got a glimpse at the NFL Combine, but what more does this group have to offer?

When is the 2022 Michigan Pro Day?

  • Date: Thursday, March 18
  • Time: 9:00 AM ET

The Michigan Pro Day will take place on Friday, March 18, at 9 AM ET. The Wolverines have almost a dozen prospects who will show off their skills in front of NFL scouts and evaluators. Not all may test — some had the chance to do so at the NFL Combine. But it’ll still be an opportunity to get more exposure.

Here’s the link for the full list of scheduled pro days to stay updated with the action!

Top NFL Draft prospects working out at Michigan Pro Day

We won’t know for sure whether all of these prospects are participating in testing until the 2022 Michigan Pro Day occurs. But these are some of the top players to watch at the event.

Aidan Hutchinson, EDGE

Aidan Hutchinson did what he needed to do at the NFL Combine. He proved his near-elite athletic ceiling with stellar numbers at 6’6 5/8″ and 260 pounds — the most impressive of which being a 6.73 three-cone and a 36-inch vertical.

Hutchinson still has the bench press left to do, which he may do at his pro day. But even if he doesn’t, coaches may simply want to see how he moves in drills. That efficiency of motion, along with his arm length, is one of the few questions surrounding his game.

David Ojabo, EDGE

David Ojabo followed Hutchinson’s lead at the NFL Combine, putting up similarly impressive testing figures. His explosiveness numbers were around the same range, but Ojabo registered an excellent 4.55 40-yard dash for his 6’4″, 250-pound frame. He also measured in with 33 1/2″ arms, emphatically checking the length box. Ojabo still has the three-cone and bench press left to complete.

With his agility being one of his top selling points, there’s a chance that could be on his radar at the 2022 Michigan Pro Day.

Daxton Hill, S

Daxton Hill‘s NFL Combine performance is certainly a topic of discussion. Many expected lights-out testing from the Michigan safety. He wasn’t bad, by any stretch. At 6’0″, 191 pounds, a 4.38 40-yard dash is stellar, and his 6.57 three-cone was absurd, emblematic of his cornerback-like agility and fluidity. But his explosiveness numbers — while solid — weren’t quite at the level expected, especially his 33.5-inch vertical.

There’s a chance Hill looks to improve that at his pro day. But it doesn’t change the tape. He has elite burst and closing speed either way. That easy athleticism will be on display during drills.

Vincent Gray, CB

Vincent Gray is one of the more underrated prospects in the 2022 Michigan Pro Day class. I’m of the mind that Gray is worthy of a Day 2 pick. His 2021 film is quietly solid. Of course, more athletic testing numbers could help toward cementing his stock. He only ran the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine (a modest 4.54).

Gray shows enough speed on film. He’s more of a long-strider at 6’2″, 192 pounds, so he can cover ground and run with receivers down the sideline. He also shows good burst and hip fluidity. Reinforcing those traits with strong numbers could help lift him into the top-100 conversation.

Hassan Haskins, RB

One of the most productive running backs from the 2021 season, Hassan Haskins has some fans on the NFL Draft circuit. He was able to check one box at the NFL Combine, logging a whopping 27 bench reps at the RB position. Haskins was unable to test, however, due to a lingering ankle injury.

It’s unclear if Haskins will be ready to test for the 2022 Michigan Pro Day. But it would be a good opportunity for him. While Haskins is a strong, physical back, his overall athleticism has been one of the larger questions surrounding his game. His tape is good, filled with flashes of vision and patience in addition to his physicality. But having good testing numbers would only help him more.

Other prospects to watch at 2022 Michigan Pro Day

The previously listed five are some of the top prospects to watch. But they’re not the only ones. Offensive lineman Andrew Stueber, linebacker Josh Ross, and defensive tackle Christopher Hinton were all at the NFL Combine as well. Ross put up poor testing numbers at his position, while Stueber and Hinton were just above-average. All three could seek to improve those numbers at the Michigan Pro Day.

Beyond Combine participants, the Wolverines also have safety Brad Hawkins and wide receiver Daylen Baldwin on the docket. Both players bring size as their calling card. Hawkins is listed at 6’1″, 221 pounds, while Baldwin is listed at 6’2″, 219 pounds. For these players, who didn’t appear at the Combine, pro day testing will be especially important.

Ian Cummings is a Draft Analyst for Pro Football Network. You can find his writing here and follow him on Twitter: @IC_Draft.

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