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.
Purdue has struggled the last four years, winning just nine games. And, those struggles have been mirrored in the NFL draft over that span, as just four Boilermakers have been taken since 2013.
Several pieces of Penn State's core of defending Big Ten champions are sticking around in State College, but you'll see some new Nittany Lions in the NFL next year, as well. We have footage from "The Journey" on a couple of them.
Penn State has been a pipeline to the pros over the years, so Tom Dienhart took a look at the Nittany Lions' 10-year NFL Draft snapshot.
Iowa has steadily deposited talent each in the NFL over the years, and we'll see more Hawkeyes playing on Sundays next season. Here's draft tape on a couple of them.
Last year's NFL Draft class out of Ohio State was record-setting, and they've sent a ton of talent to the League over the years. Here's a snapshot of the Buckeye's last decade of NFL Draft classes.
A solid group of Wisconsin Badgers should expect to hear their names called at the upcoming NFL Draft. Here's what some of them can offer at the next level.
While Northwestern has been to seven bowls in the last 10 years, it has had only nine NFL draft picks in that span. In fact, since 2007, Northwestern has failed to have a draft pick five times: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014.