Here's a look at Wisconsin in the last 10 NFL drafts

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Here's a look at Wisconsin in the last 10 NFL drafts

Wisconsin has been one of the Big Ten’s bellwether programs of late, winning three Big Ten titles since 2010 and going to a bowl each season since 2002. And that success has translated into one of the most prolific draft resumes among all Big Ten schools over the last 10 years.

In that time, the program has also lived up to its billing as an “offensive line” factory, producing 10 selections.

Wisconsin will add to its NFL draft resume in 2016, as offensive lineman Tyler Marz, quarterback Joel Stave and linebacker Joe Schobert should hear their names called.

Also, here are a few more recent NFL Draft stories.

And now, my  look at how Wisconsin has fared in the last 10 NFL drafts.

Highest pick: No. 3 OT Joe Thomas, 2007/Browns
Most fertile draft: 2012, six selections
Total first-round picks: 6
Total picks: 37

Position breakdown

Offensive line: 10
Running back: 5
Receiver: 5
Tight end: 5
Defensive line: 4
Linebacker: 3
Defensive back: 2
Quarterback: 1
Kicker: 1
Punter: 1

Year by Year

3 RB Brian Calhoun, Lions
3 WR Brandon Williams, 49ers
4 TE Owen Daniels, Texans
5 TE Jason Pociask, Jets
6 WR Jonathan Orr, Titans

1 OT Joe Thomas, Browns

4 CB Jack Ikegwuonu, Eagles
6 K Taylor Mehlhaff, Saints
6 DT Nick Hayden, Panthers
6 WR Paul Hubbard, Browns

3 DE Matt Shaughnessy, Raiders
3 LB DeAndre Levy, Lions
3 OT Kraig Urbik, Steelers
3 TE Travis Beckum, Giants

4 TE Garrett Graham, Texans
4 LB O’Brien Schofield, Cardinals

1 DE J.J. Watt, Texans
1 OT Gabe Carimi, Bears
2 TE Lance Kendricks, Rams
3 G John Moffitt, Seahawks
7 C Bill Nagy, Cowboys

1 G Kevin Zeitler, Bengals
2 G Peter Konz, Falcons
3 QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks
4 WR Nick Toon, Saints
5 RB Bradie Ewing, Falcons
6 P Brad Nortman, Panthers

1 C Travis Frederick Cowboys
2 RB Montee Ball, Broncos
5 OT Ricky Wagner, Ravens

3 FS Dezmen Southward, Falcons
3 LB Chris Borland, 49ers
4 RB James White, Patriots
5 WR Jared Abbrederis, Packers
7 DT Beau Allen, Eagles

1 RB Melvin Gordon, Chargers
2 OT Rob Havenstein, Rams


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