Dienhart: Nebraska Huskers in the last 10 NFL drafts

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Dienhart: Nebraska Huskers in the last 10 NFL drafts

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Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years. The Cornhuskers have had 36 picks—almost four per draft. And the program also has had three first-rounders.

The most prolific position has been defensive back with nine selections. The offensive line, defensive line and linebacker (each with six picks) also have been productive positions for producing pros in Lincoln.

Nebraska will add to its impressive array of NFL draftees in 2016, with offensive tackle Alex Lewis, defensive tackles Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins and fullback Andy Janovich most likely to get picked. Collins has the best shot to be a first-rounder.

Here is a breakdown of how Nebraska has fared in the last 10 NFL drafts.

NEBRASKA DRAFT: 2006-15
Highest pick: No. 2 overall, DT Ndamukong Suh, 2010/Lions
Most fertile draft: 2011, seven picks
Total first-round picks: 3
Total picks: 36

Position breakdown:
Defensive back: 9
Linebacker: 6
Offensive line: 6
Defensive line: 6
Running back: 4
Receiver: 3
Punter: 1
Kicker: 1

Year by Year

2006
2 SS Daniel Bullocks, Lions
6 P Sam Koch, Ravens
6 DT LeKevin Smith, Patriots
7 DT Titus Adams, Jets

2007
1 NT Adam Carriker, Rams
2 RB Brandon Jackson, Packers
3 LB Stewart Bradley, Eagles
4 LB Jay Moore, 49ers

2008
5 CB Zack Bowman, Bears
5 G Carl Nicks, Saints
6 LB Bo Ruud, Patriots

2009
5 LB Cody Glenn, Redskins
6 G Matt Slauson, Jets
7 OT Lydon Murtha, Lions

2010
1 DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions
4 LB Phillip Dillard, Giants
5 DB Larry Asante, Browns

2011
1 CB Prince Amukamara, Giants
4 RB Roy Helu, Redskins
4 K Alex Henery, Eagles
5 DB DeJon Gomes, Redskins
5 WR Niles Paul, Redskins
6 G Keith Williams, Steelers
7 DB Eric Hagg, Browns

2012
2 LB Lavonte David, Buccaneers
4 DE Jared Crick, Texans
7 CB Alfonzo Dennard, Patriots
7 OT Marcel Jones, Saints

2013
6 RB Rex Burkhead, Bengals
7 SS Daimion Stafford, Titans

2014
2 CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Saints
3 G Spencer Long, Redskins
6 WR Quincy Enunwa, Jets

2015
2 DE Randy Gregory, Cowboys
2 RB Ameer Abdullah, Lions
5 WR Kenny Bell, Buccaneers

Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer

About Tom Dienhart: BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big Ten football and men's basketball for BTN.com and BTN TV. Find him on Twitter and Facebook, and send him questions to his weekly mailbag.

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