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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota has had one of the more underrated defenses in the Big Ten in recent years. And that has manifested itself in recent NFL drafts. Since 2014, the Golden Gophers have had eight NFL draft picks. And six of those have been defensive players.
P.J. Flock kept on smiling. He was in his element. Just P.J. Fleck being P.J. Fleck as he signed autographs in one end zone of TCF Bank Stadium.
The day began with rain and bit of a chill. But by the time the ball was kicked off for P.J. Fleck’s first spring game at Minnesota, it was a sunny. And Fleck brought his A game—when doesn’t he?—sprinting on the field and barking commands before a nice gathering at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Big Ten had five QBs drafted in 2016. When was the last time your school had a QB selected in the NFL Draft? Tom Dienhart takes a look.
It's a big weekend for spring football in the Big Ten, with five teams holding spring scrimmages starting Thursday with Indiana. Tom Dienhart lists what to look for from each team.