The third and final day of the 2015 NFL Draft was a big one for the Big Ten on Saturday. Twenty players were selected in Rounds 4-7, giving the Big Ten a total of 35 draftees. See all of the picks inside.
The drought is over. Brandon Scherff was selected No. 5 by the Washington Redskins in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night, ending the Big Ten's streak of no top 10 picks since 2008.
Randy Gregory was one of the top prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was invited to Chicago to attend the event in the Green Room, after all. [ MORE: Get our NFL draft coverage | View Round 2 & 3 Big Ten picks ] However, due to off-field issues, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound pass-rusher had a longer-than-expected wait to hear his name called. Thursday’s first round came and went without Gregory making the walk across the stage. On Friday, with the second round winding down, the Dallas Cowboys ended Gregory’s wait, taking the ex-Nebraska star with the 60th pick. Gregory,
This was cool: Former Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes held a Twitter Q&A with Minnesota Vikings fans Friday afternoon.
The San Diego Chargers introduced first-round pick Melvin Gordon on Friday, one day after trading up to select the former Wisconsin running back with the 15th pick.
The Minnesota Vikings introduced first-round pick Trae Waynes on Friday, one day after taking the former Michigan State cornerback with the No. 11 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. [ MORE: San Diego introduces ex-Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon ] Waynes, the first cornerback off the board and an All-Big Ten honoree in 2014, was introduced in a press conference in Minneapolis. The No. 11 pick signed autographs, posed for pictures with his new No. 26 jersey, and even held a Twitter Q&A with Minnesota fans. Check out more from Waynes’ arrival and introduction in Minnesota.
The second day of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books. A total of 12 former Big Ten stars were selected in the second day of the NFL Draft, with eight of them landing in the second round, and four in the third round.
Everyone knows that April Fools Day, April 1, is a day dedicated to playing practical jokes on others. Well, on Friday afternoon, the Twitterverse was introduced to a new, fictitious holiday known as “May Fools.” [ MORE: Cardale Jones’ 74-yard throw highlights OSU halftime contests ] It all started when Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones almost shut down the internet by tweeting out that he was leaving OSU to transfer to Akron as a “May Fools” joke. Of course, Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship this past season, is expected to compete with Braxton Miller and J.T.
The Big Ten had three first-round picks last night to kick off the 2015 NFL Draft. That brings the Big Ten school’s total first-round picks to 57 in the last 11 drafts. Ohio State leads the way with 13 first-round picks, almost twice as many as No. 2 school Wisconsin which has had seven. On Thursday, Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. It is a bit of a surprise to see Illinois No.
Just three Big Ten schools had players picked in the opening round of the draft, with Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin being represented. When could other schools see their first player picked? Here is a look at the player most likely to be picked first (or next) from each Big Ten school over the next two days of the draft. You can track the draft at FoxSports.com. Illinois: TE Matt LaCosse, 7th round-FA Indiana: RB Tevin Coleman, 2nd-3rd round Iowa: DT Carl Davis, 2nd-3rd round Maryland: WR Stefon Diggs, 3rd-4th round Michigan: WR Devin Funchess, 3rd-4th round Michigan State: RB