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.
The Big Ten enjoyed success in the opening round of the 2017 NFL draft with seven selections. It was the most for the conference since it had the same number in 2006.
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.
Last year Ohio State dominated the draft, but look for Michigan to represent the Big Ten with the most picks in this weekend's 2017 NFL Draft.
The 2017 NFL Draft starts Thursday night in Philadelphia, and several Big Ten talents are expected to be selected in the first round. Check out where former Big Ten stars land in mock drafts on the eve of the draft inside.
When you think of Wisconsin, you think of an offense built around a punishing rushing attack led by mammoth offensive linemen. And those “big uglies” that pave the way have been the players picked most often in the last 10 NFL drafts, as 10 offensive linemen have been selected.
The 2017 NFL Draft begins on Thursday in Philadelphia. And, many Big Ten players will be selected. After surveying the mock draft of CBSSports.com, here is a ranking of the Top 50 Big Ten NFL draft prospects.
With the 2017 NFL Draft set to kick off Thursday in Philadelphia, let’s take a look at which Big Ten schools have produced the most picks at each position over the last 10 NFL drafts.
Recent drafts haven’t been fruitful for Rutgers, as the Scarlet Knights have had just three players picked in the last three years. Just one RU player was tabbed last year; none were picked in 2014.