The often injured former Michigan signal caller transferred to UCLA in the hopes of securing some playing time, but was injured again and benched in favor of freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Michigan is still giving him a shot to strut his stuff for pro scouts at UM's pro day.
Wilton Speight will return to Michigan Friday to participate in Pro Day.https://t.co/Hc54o5RH0M— 247Sports (@247Sports) March 14, 2019
Speight became the starter during the 2016 season, when he threw for 18 touchdowns and seven picks while leading Michigan to a 10-3 record. In his only year at UCLA, he threw for 1,527 yards, six touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Size (6-6, 232 pounds) is certainly not a question for Speight, but his overall arm talent and athleticism are below NFL benchmarks.
Wilton Speight to Devin Asiasi for a UCLA TD. And i ain't even mad. pic.twitter.com/w7IC26wFXO— LG (@LGhail) October 21, 2018
Speight has an uphill battle ahead of him if he wants to play in the NFL, but crazier things have happened. A team could scoop him up as a seventh rounder or bring him in as an undrafted free agent.