Ten-year NFL Draft snapshot: Nebraska

Ten-year NFL Draft snapshot: Nebraska

Nebraska has a history of producing bruising offensive linemen. But more Cornhusker defensive backs have been picked in the last 10 drafts than any other position with eight. And S Nathan Gerry could add to that total if he is tabbed in this year’s draft from April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

But the first Nebraska player picked this year may be tight end Cethan Carter. The last Husker tight end selected in the NFL draft? You have to go back to 2002, when Tracey Wistrom was tabbed in the seventh round by the Buccaneers.

The program also has had seven offensive linemen picked since 2007, but none are projected to go this year.

It will be interesting to see if Tommy Armstrong is selected. He was a star quarterback for the Cornhuskers but projects as a wideout in the NFL. He would be the latest in a long line of Nebraska quarterbacks to attempt to switch position in the pros, joining the likes of Eric Crouch, Bobby Newcombe and Scott Frost, among others. Other Husker receiver draft hopefuls are Jordan Westerkamp, Alonzo Moore and Brandon Reilly.

NEBRASKA DRAFT (2007-16)
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: 8
• Linebacker: 7
• Offensive line: 7
• Defensive line: 5
• Running back: 4
• Receiver: 3
• Fullback: 1
• Kicker: 1

2007
First round: NT Adam Carriker, Rams
Second round: RB Brandon Jackson, Packers
Third round: LB Stewart Bradley, Eagles
Fourth round: LB Jay Moore, 49ers

2008
Fifth round: CB Zack Bowman, Bears
Fifth round: G Carl Nicks, Saints
Sixth round: LB Bo Ruud, Patriots

2009
Fifth round: LB Cody Glenn, Redskins
Sixth round: G Matt Slauson, Jets
Seventh round: T Lydon Murtha, Lions

2010
First round: DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions
Fourth round: LB Phillip Dillard, Giants
Fifth round: DB Larry Asante, Browns

2011
First round: CB Prince Amukamara, Giants
Fourth round: RB Roy Helu, Redskins
Fourth round: K Alex Henery, Eagles
Fifth round: DB DeJon Gomes, Redskins
Fifth round: WR Niles Paul, Redskins
Sixth round: G Keith Williams, Steelers
Seventh round: DB Eric Hagg, Browns

2012
Second round: LB Lavonte David, Buccaneers
Fourth round: DE Jared Crick, Texans
Seventh round: CB Alfonzo Dennard, Patriots
Seventh round: OT Marcel Jones, Saints

2013
Sixth round: RB Rex Burkhead, Bengals
Seventh round: SS Daimion Stafford, Titans

2014
Second round: CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Saints
Third round: G Spencer Long, Redskins
Sixth round: WR Quincy Enunwa, Jets

2015
Second round: RB Ameer Abdullah, Lions
Second round: LB Randy Gregory, Cowboys
Fifth round: WR Kenny Bell, Buccaneers

2016
Third round: DT Maliek Collins, Cowboys
Third round: DT Vincent Valentine, Patriots
Fourth round: OT Alex Lewis, Ravens
Sixth round: FB Andy Janovich, Broncos

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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