​Despite leaving ​Michigan when Shea Patterson announced he was heading to Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines are welcoming former starter ​Wilton Speight back with open arms. 


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. 

​​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. Still, he can uncork a great throw every now and again. 

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. ​​