The Big Ten saw 35 former stars get selected in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday-Saturday. Michigan led all schools with 11 selections, the most in a single draft in program history.
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The Big Ten saw 16 more former players selected throughout the final four rounds of the NFL Draft Saturday, as Michigan led the nation with a draft total and school record of 11 picks.
The final day of the Michigan football team's Rome spring trip featured a spirited practice and scrimmage at Stadio Dei Marmi outside Stadio Olimpico.
By now, you probably know former Michigan basketball player Austin Hatch’s story. If not, as a kid, Hatch survived a pair of plane crashes, both of which killed family members, and spent two months in a coma with a traumatic brain injury. Read more about Hatch’s unbelievable story here. On Friday night, Hatch got engaged to his girlfriend, Abby Cole, a former Michigan volleyball player. See photos from both of the former Michigan student-athletes below. Thought this would be a nice graduation present…she said yes! 💍 pic.twitter.com/xCx6xajwAL — Austin Hatch (@AustinHatch30) April 29, 2017 Abigail Hatch has a nice ring
Twelve former Big Ten players were selected Friday in the second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, including four more from Michigan and three more from Ohio State.
The Michigan football team's trip to Rome is winding down, but not before the Wolverines hold another practice and then head off to gladiator school.
Seven former Big Ten football players were selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, which is the highest number of Big Ten draftees since 2006. Ohio State claimed the first three Big Ten selections, followed by two from Michigan and two from Wisconsin to close out the first round.
Last year Ohio State dominated the draft, but look for Michigan to represent the Big Ten with the most picks in this weekend's 2017 NFL Draft.
Spring football is in the books for the Big Ten. Now, offseason work begins, as teams point toward training camp this summer. Check out Tom Dienhart's annual BTN.com All-Spring Team.