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What number will Big Ten NFL rookies wear?

Ryan Shazier

Darqueze Dennard Feature

Thirty Big Ten players were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, including a quartet in the first round, headlined by Michigan’s Taylor Lewan. The players have visited their new teams and picked out their new numbers. See which number the Big Ten NFL rookies will wear this season in this post.

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Replacements for every Big Ten NFL draft pick

Isaiah Roundtree

Doe Makes Diving Touchdown Grab

The 2014 NFL Draft is officially in the books, which means it’s time to look ahead to who will replace the Big Ten’s freshly minted pros this fall. Thirty players were drafted, including four first-rounders, so there are plenty of big shoes to fill.

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2014 Big Ten undrafted free-agent tracker

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Taylor Martinez 75-Yard TD Run

Immediately following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday, undrafted players began agreeing to free-agent deals. Find out where the Big Ten’s undrafted players are headed in this post. We will update this list as any other signings are announced.

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Where Big Ten stars land on 2015 mock drafts

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Randy Gregory Interception Touchdown

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The dust hasn’t even settled on the 2014 NFL draft and some pundits already are looking ahead to the 2015 draft. Oh, brother. Needless to say, a lot can change between now and next May. But, take a gander at a few of the early, early, early 2015 mock drafts in this post.

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Video: Watch our Darqueze Dennard NFL Draft feature

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Darqueze Dennard Feature

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On Sunday night, BTN aired a feature on former Michigan State standout Darqueze Dennard, who was selected in the first round of this week’s NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. The feature gives fans an inside look at Dennard’s rise from Twiggs County High School to the NFL. Watch the complete feature in this post.

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Dienhart: My 2014 Big Ten All-Undrafted Team

Max Bullough and Tyler Hoover

Bennie Fowler 29-Yard Touchdown

The Big Ten had 30 players taken in the just completed NFL draft. But plenty of good players go undrafted every year and end up making NFL rosters and often having good careers. Some notables: Kurt Warner, Tony Romo, John Randle, Priest Holmes and Wes Welker.

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Photos: B1G first-round picks visit NFL teams

The Big Ten’s four first-round NFL draft picks all visited their new teams Friday. Taylor Lewan, Ryan Shazier, Darqueze Dennard and Bradley Roby visited with team brass, toured team facilities and met the media. Get a look at the players’ first trips to their new homes in this post.

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Looking ahead to 2015 draft? There's a mock for that

The first round of the NFL draft was Thursday night, so, to little surprise, the 2015 mock drafts have hit the internet. Lostlettermen.com posted its 2015 NFL Draft Big Board, and the site pegs five Big Ten players for the first round. Defensive ends Randy Gregory (Nebraska) and Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State) headline the Big Ten at No. 4 and No. 7, respectively.

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Dienhart: My best available Big Ten players

Stanley Jean-Baptiste

Allen Robinson Joins #BTNLive

The Big Ten had just one way to go after producing only one selection in the first round of last year’s NFL draft: up. Last night, the Big Ten had four picks, with Michigan OT Taylor Lewan leading the way at No. 11 to the Titans. Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier went No. 15 to Pittsburgh, followed by Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard at No. 24 to Cincinnati and Ohio State CB Bradley Roby at No. 31 to Denver.

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Joe Kerridge's mom taunts him about Clowney hit

College football fans need not be reminded of Jadeveon Clowney’s helmet-dislodging hit on Michigan’s Vincent Smith in the 2013 Outback Bowl. People still talk about the hit – even Michigan fullback Joe Kerridge’s mother. You see, after Taylor Lewan was drafted No. 11 in the NFL draft on Thursday night, Kerridge’s mom texted Joe.

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Scroll through Friday's 10 Big Ten headlines

Last year, the Big Ten had one first-round pick. Things went better last night in what was a good first night at the NFL draft for the Big Ten with four selections. Ohio State led the way with two picks. The first Big Ten player off the board? Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan. He also was the third OT tabbed, going No. 11 to Tennessee.

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NFL Draft: Four ex-Big Ten players taken in Round 1

Four former Big Ten stars were selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Thursday night. Michigan T Taylor Lewan was the first Big Ten product off the board, going No. 11 to Tennessee. See all of the Big Ten’s first-round picks in this post. The draft continues Friday and ends Saturday.

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One last look at Big Ten NFL draft prospects

Ra'Shede Hageman

Allen Robinson Joins #BTNLive

The Big Ten should be well-represented in tonight’s first round of the NFL draft. Colleague Sean Merriman pointed out in a recent piece for BTN.com that by almost every draft expert’s estimation, as many as five Big Ten players could hear their names called tonight.

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Ranking Big Ten's Top 50 NFL Draft prospects

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#BTNLive Talks With Jeremy Gallon

Big Ten football fans have plenty to be excited about at the NFL draft. By almost every expert’s estimation, there should be at least five Big Ten prospects selected in the opening round of the draft, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

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Check out BTN.com's 2014 Big Ten NFL mock draft

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Dave Wannstedt Talks NFL Draft

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The 2014 NFL Draft gets underway Thursday night, so the BTN.com team decided to host its own Big Ten football mock draft. The rules: Only Big Ten NFL draft prospects are eligible, and every manager must draft one of the following positions: QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, DL, ILB, OLB, CB, S.

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#BTNLive asks: B1G's under-the-radar NFL prospect?

It’s almost here. Thursday night, the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off its three-day event with the first round. Before the picks start trickling in, however, #BTNLive will provide one final look at the Big Ten’s prospects at 6 p.m. ET tonight. Our experts will also debate the following question: Which Big Ten player could be the biggest “Diamond in the Rough” in the NFL Draft?

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Merriman: Best of 2014 Big Ten NFL Draft class

Ryan Shazier

Kenny Guiton 44-Yard Touchdown

The NFL draft kicks off  Thursday evening, and it’s time to take a look at what NFL teams can expect from some of the top Big Ten prospects in this year’s draft class. Here is a list of 10 superlatives to get you ready for the much-anticipated NFL Draft.

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How B1G's NFL draft class stacks up to recent ones

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Russ Lande Talks B1G Defensive Prospects

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Le’Veon Bell, Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt. All three are former Big Ten standouts, and all three are current stars in the NFL. With the 2014 NFL Draft starting Thursday night, I was wondering if there any future NFL stars in this year’s Big Ten draft class? If so, how does this year’s class compare to recent Big Ten classes?

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NFL Draft: Which B1G player is the most NFL-ready?

Allen Robinson Hauls in Big Pass at Michigan 1-Yard Line

Big Ten football fans might want to catch Thursday’s NFL Draft as a flurry of Big Ten players are expected to come off the board early. Names such as Taylor Lewan, Darqueze Dennard, Ryan Shazier, Ra’Shede Hageman, Bradley Roby, Allen Robinson and Cody Latimer have all appeared in the first round of various NFL Mock Drafts.

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