NFL Draft: Where could Big Ten prospects land?

As dominant as both the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos were last season, no team in the NFL is perfect. Every organization has a need somewhere, and that is where the NFL Draft comes into play. Some of those needs will be filled by former Big Ten standouts such as Taylor Lewan, Darqueze Dennard and Ryan Shazier. But where will these budding stars call home?

Here is a look at the top 10 Big Ten draft prospects and where they could land in next month’s NFL Draft.

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1. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

Projected: Early First Round

Three potential landing spots:

1. Oakland Raiders, 5th pick
2. Atlanta Falcons, 6th pick
3. Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Bills, 9th pick

2. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

Projected: Middle First Round

Three potential landing spots:

1. Detroit Lions, 10th pick
2. Tennessee Titans, 11th pick
3. St. Louis Rams, 13th pick

3. Ryan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State

Projected: Middle to Late First Round

Three potential landing spots:

1. Arizona Cardinals, 20th pick
2. Philadelphia Eagles, 22nd pick
3. San Diego Chargers, 25th pick

4. Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

Projected: Late First Round to Early Second Round

Three potential landing spots:

1. New England Patriots, 29th pick
2. Seattle Seahawks, 32nd pick
3. Oakland Raiders, 36th pick, Second Round

5. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

Projected: Late First Round

Three potential landing spots:

1. Cincinnati Bengals, 24th pick
2. San Diego Chargers, 25th pick
3. Cleveland Browns, 26th pick

6. Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana

Projected: Late First Round to Early Second Round

Three potential landing spots:

1. New Orleans Saints, 27th pick
2. Carolina Panthers, 28th pick
3. San Francisco 49ers, 30th pick

7. Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State

Projected: Late First Round to Early Second Round

Three potential landing spots:

1. Seattle Seahawks, 32nd pick
2. Cleveland Browns, 35th pick, Second Round
3. Oakland Raiders, 36th pick, Second Round

8. Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin

Projected: Second Round

Three Potential Landing Spots:

1. Washington Redskins, 34th pick, Second Round
2. Minnesota Vikings, 40th pick, Second Round
3. San Francisco 49ers, 56th pick, Second Round

9. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

Projected: Second Round

Three Potential Landing Spots:

1. Tennessee Titans, 42nd pick, Second Round
2. New York Giants, 43rd pick, Second Round
3. New England Patriots, 62nd pick, Second Round

10. Stanley Jean-Baptiste, CB, Nebraska

Projected: Second Round

Three Potential Landing Spots:

1. Detroit Lions, 45h pick, Second Round
2. Pittsburgh Steelers, 46th pick, Second Round
3. San Francisco 49ers, 56th pick, Second Round

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devnet on 4/23/2014 @ 3:07pm EDT Said:

No Spenser Long from Nebraska?

Armond Smith on 4/24/2014 @ 2:28am EDT Said:

Chris Borland and Allen Robinson are awesome thats why they picked up so earlier in drafts.