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NFL Draft: Stacking this year's Big Ten draft class up against past years

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With the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft set to kick off tonight, several Big Ten players are expected to hear their names called in the opening round, including the likes of Brandon Scherff, Trae Waynes and Randy Gregory. This year’s Big Ten draft class is loaded with talent, but how does it stack up to recent Big Ten classes?

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2015 NFL Draft: Top 3 Big Ten players at every position

Illinois at Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon is a first-round talent

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Web Editor Sean Merriman teamed up with Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Senior Web Editor Brent Yarina to create a list of the top three Big Ten NFL Draft prospects at each position.

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How have Big Ten defensive linemen fared in last 10 NFL drafts?

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Penn State has a reputation for producing linebackers, while Wisconsin has forged a legacy for churning out offensive linemen and running backs. But each school also has been proficient when it comes to having defensive linemen picked in the NFL draft.

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Which school is Big Ten Running Back U? Let's take a look at recent numbers

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Carlos Hyde goes for five TDs at Illinois

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The Big Ten likely will end its first-round drought in this year’s draft, as Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon looks primed to be a top selection. There also is an outside chance Indiana’s Tevin Coleman could go in the opening round in what is lauded by many as a deep collection of backs available nation-wide.

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2015 NFL Draft: Where could Big Ten's top prospects call home?

Outback Bowl-Auburn vs Wisconsin

Gordon leads Badgers to Outback Bowl win

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The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching, which means teams are finalizing their boards as the big day nears. Every NFL organization has a need somewhere, and that is what makes the draft such a fun event.

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Dienhart: Check out Wisconsin's 10-year NFL draft snapshot

Nebraska vs Wisconsin

This Montee Ball montage is impressive!

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Wisconsin has been one of the Big Ten’s bellwether programs of late, and that success has yielded 42 picks in the last 10 NFL drafts. See Tom Dienhart’s Wisconsin’s NFL draft snapshot inside.

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Dienhart: Check out Purdue's 10-year NFL draft snapshot

Ryan Kerrigan

Ryan Kerrigan: Best d-linemen of the 2000s


Purdue has had some surprising success in the last 10 NFL drafts, with 19 overall selections and three first-round picks. Not bad for a program that has been to just four bowls in the last 10 years.

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Dienhart: Check out Ohio State's 10-year NFL draft snapshot

Ryan Shazier

Remember this Ryan Shazier clutch play?


Prolific. There is no other way to describe Ohio State’s performance in the last 10 NFL drafts. It’s a proverbial football factory in Columbus. But, I think we already had an inkling of that.

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