CINCINNATI BENGALS (13-8, Super Bowl runner-up)
New faces: RT La’el Collins, RG Alex Cappa, C Ted Karras, TE Hayden Hurst, TE Nick Eubanks, S Daxton Hill, CB Cam Taylor-Britt.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh watched his star-studded defense lead the way in winning last year's Big Ten title.
He needs some new faces to emerge to make it two in a row — and he thinks he has the bodies.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals focused on defense in the NFL draft, using their first three picks to get players they expect to be immediate contributors.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals needed help at cornerback and passed on some enticing prospects to snag Michigan safety Daxton Hill with the 31st pick.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor said the team couldn't pass on Hill, who is expected to contribute right away in the secondary as a safety or nickel cornerback.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan defensive back Daxton Hill is entering the NFL draft and skipping his senior season.
The All-Big Ten player made the announcement on his Instagram account Thursday night.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is listing quarterback Graham Mertz as questionable for Saturday's game at Illinois after a chest injury knocked him out of the weekend loss to Michigan.
Mertz didn’t return to the Michigan game after Daxton Hill sacked him early in the third quarter of the Wolverines' 38-17 triumph.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Coach Jim Harbaugh and No. 14 Michigan found a formula to shut down the Wisconsin rushing attack that had embarrassed the Wolverines the last couple of years.
“Against a tough, physical team, I thought our team played really physical,” Harbaugh said.