Ambry Thomas declares for the NFL Draft

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 7:49pm

Cornerback Ambry Thomas has declared for the NFL Draft after three seasons in Ann Arbor.

Cornerback Ambry Thomas has declared for the NFL Draft after three seasons in Ann Arbor. Buy this photo
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Michigan has lost another player to the NFL Draft.

Ambry Thomas announced on Thursday that he’ll follow Jalen Mayfield in declaring for the draft. The senior corner had three interceptions last season and figured to be Michigan’s No. 1 corner in whatever season happens this year.

“After long thought and numerous discussions with my parents, I have decided to forego my remaining eligibility and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft,” Thomas said in a tweet. “This was a very difficult decision as there is nothing I wanted to do more than to suit up in the maize and blue this fall. However, in light of the season being postponed, my family and I have decided that beginning to prepare for the draft is the right step to take. I have loved my time at the University of Michigan and am grateful to call myself a Michigan Man. 

“I’d like to thank my coaches, teammates and our fans for all of their support. I leave Ann Arbor with countless fond memories, teammates who have become brothers, and as a graduate of this great institution. Always and forever, Go Blue!”

The Wolverines are still waiting on decisions from tight end Nick Eubanks, defensive ends Kwity Paye and Aidan Hutchinson and running back Chris Evans. Defensive tackle Carlo Kemp indicated on Wednesday that he would stay to play a potential spring season.

The Big Ten has yet to announce plans for the football season after postponing the fall schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.