Thirty-three former Big Ten stars were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft last week, and now those players are picking their NFL numbers. See which numbers Big Ten names, listed in draft order, will wear inside.
The Big Ten had 33 former stars selected in the 2018 NFL Draft. Following the final pick Saturday night, undrafted players began signing free-agent deals. See all of the Big Ten players who have inked free-agent deals below.
The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, and 33 former Big Ten standouts were selected, paced by Penn State's Saquon Barkley (No. 2) and Ohio State's Denzel Ward (No. 4). Twenty-one Big Ten players were selected on the final day (Rounds 4-7).
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.
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.
The Indiana program has been surging in recent years, making a bowl in 2015 and 2016 before barely missing the postseason in 2017. Tom Allen has the Hoosiers pointed in the right direction with an enthusiastic style built around defense.