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Here's what number Big Ten 2016 NFL Draft picks will wear

With the 2016 NFL Draft in the books, several of the 47 Big Ten selections are being assigned their pro numbers. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Check out the full list below. Missing numbers will be updated as they are announced. Know a missing player’s number? Please leave it as a comment at the bottom of this post. ROUND 1 3. Joey Bosa (Ohio State), Chargers – 99 4. Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State), Cowboys – 21 8. Jack Conklin (Michigan State), Titans – 78 10. Eli Apple (Ohio State), Giants –

Dienhart: Check out my 2016 All-Big Ten Undrafted Team

Many good Big Ten players were selected in the 2016 NFL draft. There were 47 of them, to be exact. But many more never heard their name called. In fact, you could make a pretty good team from the undrafted Big Ten players. [ MORE: See which undrafted Big Ten players inked rookie free-agent deals ] Check it out. And count on many of these guys making rosters as undrafted players. BTN.com All-Undrafted Team OFFENSE QB Joel Stave, Wisconsin (Vikings) RB Josh Ferguson, Illinois (Colts) RB Brandon Ross, Maryland (Vikings) WR Geronimo Allison, Illinois (Packers) WR Alex Erickson, Wisconsin (Bengals)

NFL teams introduce 2016 Big Ten first-round draft picks

The NFL draft is a whirlwind for top prospects. [ MORE: Former Big Ten names ink undrafted free-agent deals ] Not only do a majority of them travel to the draft, to be in the green room, but they’re typically introduced in their new home city the following day. The Big Ten had six players in Chicago on Thursday night,Β  and all of them were taken in the first round, including three former Ohio State stars in the top 10. Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa went No. 3 to pace the Big Ten’s 47 selections, second only to the

See which undrafted Big Ten names inked rookie free-agent deals

Forty-seven former Big Ten stars were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, held Thursday-Saturday in Chicago. What about the familiar names who went undrafted? [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Well, many of them spent Saturday night and Sunday morning finalizing rookie free-agent deals. See the reported deals thus far below. ILLINOIS WR Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers DB V’Angelo Bentley, New England Patriots RB Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis Colts Thank you God.! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ pic.twitter.com/tvKOaSOB5R — V'Angelo Bentley (@VBentley_2) May 1, 2016 *** INDIANA TE Michael Cooper, Washington Redskins DL Darius Latham, Oakland

Watch Cardale Jones react to being drafted by Buffalo Bills

Cardale Jones was one of an eye-popping 12 Ohio State players drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Jones heard his name called Saturday when the Buffalo Bills tabbed the 2014 national championship quarterback with the final pick in the fourth round. One could say Jones was excited to see his dream realized. I mean, he does rip his shirt in half. Watch Jones’ full reaction to being selected in the video at the top of this post. *** @BTNBrentYarina @CJ12_ @buffalobills @11W Brent, here is a

Watch Joey Bosa announce Chargers' pick of Joshua Perry

Every year, it seems, there are several made-for-TV moments during the NFL draft. The 2016 event is no different, and there was a very cool Big Ten, in particular Ohio State, moment Saturday. San Diego had first-round pick Joey Bosa, the No. 3 selection Friday night, to be exact, announce the team’s fourth-round selection from team headquarters. That was cool in its own right, but the fact the pick was former Ohio State defensive player Joshua Perry made it even more special. Watch Bosa announce the Perry pick in the video above. If you’re counting at home, Perry was Ohio

Draymond Green shuts down odd question about Houston floods

After another strong all-around performance vs. Houston in the NBA playoffs Sunday, former Michigan State star Draymond Green faced an odd question in the postgame press conference. It was an awkward and insensitive query, something trying to relate Golden State’s success from the 3-point line (it made a single-game playoff record 21 treys) to the tragic flooding that has hit Houston. Green, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year, nailed his response. See part of it below, and watch the full question and answer in the video above. “People are losing their homes, losing their cars, losing their lives,

Jamal Crawford wins Sixth Man of the Year for record third time

This is cool: Jamal Crawford has done something no player in NBA history has done. [ MORE: Eighteen Big Ten names on 2016 NBA Playoff rosters ] The one-and-done Michigan star and current Los Angeles Clippers guard claimed the 2016 NBA Sixth Man of the Year on Tuesday, becoming the award’s first three-time winner. Crawford also earned the honor in 2010, as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, and in 2014, also with the Clippers. Something else cool: At 36, Crawford is the oldest player to win the award, which was created before the 1982-83 season. Crawford averaged 14.2 points,