Forty-seven former Big Ten stars were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, held Thursday-Saturday in Chicago. What about the familiar names who went undrafted? [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Well, many of them spent Saturday night and Sunday morning finalizing rookie free-agent deals. See the reported deals thus far below. ILLINOIS WR Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers DB V’Angelo Bentley, New England Patriots RB Josh Ferguson, Indianapolis Colts Thank you God.! 🙏🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/tvKOaSOB5R — V'Angelo Bentley (@VBentley_2) May 1, 2016 *** INDIANA TE Michael Cooper, Washington Redskins DL Darius Latham, Oakland
Big Ten football teams have storied pasts, so it’s no surprise that many of them boast impressive NFL draft resumes. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Like, for example, did you know that three (Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska) of the five schools to have at least one draft pick in each of the last 50 drafts reside in the Big Ten? Or, that Nebraska is the only program with multiple selections in every draft during the modern era? Check out some fun Big Ten nuggets following the 2016 NFL Draft, held Thursday-Saturday
Cardale Jones was one of an eye-popping 12 Ohio State players drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] Jones heard his name called Saturday when the Buffalo Bills tabbed the 2014 national championship quarterback with the final pick in the fourth round. One could say Jones was excited to see his dream realized. I mean, he does rip his shirt in half. Watch Jones’ full reaction to being selected in the video at the top of this post. *** @BTNBrentYarina @CJ12_ @buffalobills @11W Brent, here is a
The 2016 NFL Draft is over. And the Big Ten was very productive, headed by Ohio State having 12 selections. [ MORE: Round 1 Big Ten picks | Rounds 2-3 | Rounds 4-7 ] The Big Ten also had five QBs picked in Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg, Michigan State’s Connor Cook, Michigan’s Jake Rudock, Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones. Every Big Ten team had a player picked but Iowa had to wait until the seventh round to get a selection. Here is an at-a-glance look at the Big Ten and the draft. Most impressive: Ohio State. Entering
No player suffered a bigger slide in the 2016 NFL Draft than Connor Cook. The Michigan State record-holding quarterback had dreams of being a late first-round or second-r
Every year, it seems, there are several made-for-TV moments during the NFL draft. The 2016 event is no different, and there was a very cool Big Ten, in particular Ohio State, moment Saturday. San Diego had first-round pick Joey Bosa, the No. 3 selection Friday night, to be exact, announce the team’s fourth-round selection from team headquarters. That was cool in its own right, but the fact the pick was former Ohio State defensive player Joshua Perry made it even more special. Watch Bosa announce the Perry pick in the video above. If you’re counting at home, Perry was Ohio
The final day of the 2016 NFL Draft saw 24 former Big Ten players selected in Rounds 4-7 on Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Catch up on every pick with FOXSports.com’s draft tracker ] With Saturday’s total, the Big Ten finished with 47 draft picks, second only to the SEC (51); the Pac-12 was third (32). Here are Round 1 Big Ten picks, and Rounds 2-3 picks. Relive all of Saturday’s Big Ten selections below. *** ROUND 4 99. Wisconsin LB Joe Schobert, Cleveland Browns The Show is off to Cleveland! @JoeTheShow58 goes to @Browns with the 99th pick in the
Friday night was a huge success for the Big Ten. [ MORE: Six former Big Ten stars selected in first round ] A total of 17 former Big Ten players were selected in the second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday. There were six players from the conference picked in Thursday’s first round, which gives the Big Ten a total of 23 selections through the first two days of the draft. The SEC, considered by many to be the most dominant college football conference in the nation, had 22 picks through the first two days. We
In our final part of a 14-part series, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a look at the last ten years of Wisconsin football players in the NFL Draft. Remember these names? There have been some great ones.
The opening night of the 2016 NFL Draft was all about Ohio State and its five first round picks.