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.
Former Nebraska wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp visited the BTN studio to re-watch the game featuring his insane Hail Mary game-winning score in 2013. We streamed the segment on Facebook Live and recapped some of his best reactions.
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.
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.
Anyone trying to forecast Nebraska's quarterback competition between Tanner Lee and Patrick O'Brien didn't glean much from the spring game Saturday. O'Brien played the first series with the No. 1 offense, but that was only because he won a coin flip in the locker room.
It was a chamber of commerce weather day in Lincoln for the spring game. And Mike Riley’s squad didn’t disappoint Husker zealots who turned out to get pumped up about the 2017 and what’s ahead.
Once again, Nebraska showed it knows what spring games are about. Prior to Saturday’s Red-White Game, the Huskers reunited a father, who had been deployed, with his family during the coin toss. To make it even cooler, the father was suited up as a Nebraska captain. Such a moment won’t surprise Nebraska fans. It was just four years ago that Nebraska made headlines by having then-7-year-old Jack Hoffman run for a long touchdown run. Watch the emotional reunion in the video above.
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.