Just three Big Ten schools had players picked in the opening round of the draft, with Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin being represented. When could other schools see their first player picked? Here is a look at the player most likely to be picked first (or next) from each Big Ten school over the next two days of the draft.
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The opening day of the NFL Draft saw three former Big Ten standouts get selected.
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Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Chicago, paced by former Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff (No. 5, Washington).
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No Big Ten school has produced defensive backs like Ohio State over the past 10 years. Since the 2005 draft, the Buckeyes have had 12 defensive backs taken with a league-high three of those coming in the first round–Donte Whitner in 2006; Malcolm Jenkins in 2009; Bradley Roby in 2014.
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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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It’s NFL Draft Eve. The three-day fun-filled event is set to kick off Thursday night at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
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What school has earned the reputation over the last 10 years for being “Linebacker U” when it comes to NFL draft choices? It’s Ohio State.
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BTN.com 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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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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When it comes to NFL quarterback production, the Big Ten has lagged.
Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes have been best friends, high school teammates, college rivals and Big Ten stars. In a few days, they’ll add NFL draft picks to the list.
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When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are the two biggest names in the game.
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The Big Ten has had its share of quality tight ends in recent years. And the NFL has taken notice.
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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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If you want to be an NFL receiver, the places to go in the Big Ten are Michigan and Ohio State. Over the last 10 drafts, each school has had seven wideouts picked.
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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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Several Big Ten teams have had no trouble churning out NFL draft picks along the offensive line over the last 10 years. Recently, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin have done it the best.
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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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Greg Schiano did a pretty good job pumping in the talent during his run at Rutgers from 2001-11. And that manifest into some productive NFL drafts in recent years.
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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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The NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 30 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
The NFL draft has been good to Penn State the last 10 years, as the Nittany Lions have produced 36 picks. That total is more impressive when you consider Penn State had no picks in 2005.
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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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Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, among others, have made the transition from the college hardwood to the NFL gridiron. Penn State’s Ross Travis hopes to follow the same path.
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The best way to describe Northwestern’s NFL draft success the last 10 years? Modest. The Wildcats have produced just 11 picks—with one first-round selection (Luis Castillo, 2005).