Indiana lost an icon Friday with the passing of former Hoosier football coach Bill Mallory, who passed away after suffering a brain injury earlier this week.
The Big Ten put a punctuation mark on the 2018 spring season with finales at Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin. Here is a look at the action.
Ohio State is a factory when it comes to producing defensive backs, having a Big Ten-high 14 selected since the 2008 draft. And almost half (six) of those selections have been first-rounders.
In the last 10 NFL drafts, Ohio State has had 13 linebackers picked. Who sits at No. 2? Tom Dienhart breaks down the last decade of linebackers picked from the Big Ten.
The Big Ten has had just 14 quarterbacks picked in the last 10 drafts. Four schools have had two selected: Iowa (Ricky Stanzi and C.J. Beathard), Michigan (Chad Henne and Jake Rudock), Michigan State (Kirk Cousins and Connor Cook) and Northwestern (Mike Kafka and Trevor Siemian).
When it comes to having tight ends drafted, no Big Ten school can match Iowa. The Hawkeyes have had four tight ends picks since 2008: Brandon Myers in the sixth round in 2009 to the Raiders; Tony Moeaki to the Chiefs in 2010; C.J. Fiedorowicz in 2014 to the Texans; George Kittle in 2017 to the 49ers.
When it comes to producing running backs recently, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin lead the way in the Big Ten, with each having four picked since the 2008 NFL draft.
Penn State traditionally is known as “Linebacker U.” But you also can think about it as “Defensive Line U,” as the Nittany Lions have had more d-linemen picked than any other Big Ten school in the last 10 NFL drafts. Penn State has had nine defensive linemen taken since 2008, including two first-rounders: Aaron Maybin in 2009 and Jared Odrick in 2010. Michigan is just one behind the Nittany Lions with eight defensive linemen selected in the last 10 NFL drafts, including two first-rounders: Brandon Graham was tabbed in the first round in 2010 and Taco Charlton in 2017. Iowa
When it comes to producing offensive linemen, no Big Ten school can match Wisconsin. But Iowa isn’t far behind. Here is a look at the offensive line production for the Big Ten in the last 10 NFL drafts.
The 2018 NFL Draft is fast approaching, and here is a look, courtesy of BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart, at receivers taken at each Big Ten school over the past 10 NFL drafts.