Iowa has seen a lot of success in the last 10 NFL drafts—especially along the trenches. And that success should continue in this year’s draft.
The draft pickings have been slim for Indiana over the last 10 years with just 12 selections. The Hoosiers didn’t have any selections in 2012 or 2013. And they also went pick-less in 2007 and 2009. And where are the linebackers? The last Hoosier LB picked was Van Waiters in 1988. The last time Indiana had a first-round pick? You have to go back to 1994, when wideout Thomas Lewis went No. 24 overall to the Giants. That could change this year, as offensive tackle Jason Spriggs could be a late first-round selection. The other Hoosiers most likely to be
When one thinks of Ohio State football, one often thinks of records, right? Well, the Buckeyes set yet another record today as five OSU players were invited to the 2016 NFL Draft, which will take place April 28-30 in Chicago at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre. Eli Apple, Joey Bosa, Taylor Decker, Ezekiel Elliott and Darron Lee were all invited by the NFL to attend the draft. Alabama also had five players invited to the event in 2012. Here is a look at the 25 NFL Draft invites. CB Eli Apple, Ohio State DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State DT Vernon Butler,
The NFL Draft is fast approaching, taking place in Chicago from April 28-30. So, let’s take a look at how Big Ten teams have fared in the last 10 drafts, from 2006-2015. First up is Illinois, which hasn’t had any selections in the last two drafts. It marked the first time in program history that it failed to have a player selected two years in a row. (The other low point was from 1970-72, when just one Illini was selected.) The Fighting Illini also had no picks in 2006. The best bets to be picked this year are defensive end
Expect to hear plenty of Michigan State football players’ names in this year’s NFL Draft. The Spartans held their annual Pro Day on Wednesday on the campus of Michigan State. The list of MSU Pro Day attendees included center Jack Allen, wide receiver Aaron Burbridge, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, offensive lineman Jack Conklin, quarterback Connor Cook, and others. BTN’s Lisa Byington, Jim Miller and Russ Lande were in East Lansing to take in all the action. Here is a look at highlights and interviews from MSU’s Pro Day. Is there a better college football coach at developing talent? @MSU_Football's Mark
The invite list for the NFL Combine is out. And, it is loaded with Big Ten players–58 in all. [ MORE: These 10 players leave the biggest shoes to fill ] Ohio State leads the way among league schools with 14 players invited to the Combine, which will be held Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis. All 14 schools have at least one player going. Jack Allen, C, Michigan State Geronimo Allison, WR, Illinois Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Austin Blythe, C, Iowa Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue Aaron
The deadline for players to enter the NFL draft early was Monday, Jan. 18. And, no Big Ten team—or any squad in the nation, for that matter–had more defections than Ohio State. The Buckeyes saw nine players bolt, highlighted by the early departure of defensive end Joe Bosa, who some feel will be the first pick in the 2016 draft. In all, 20 Big Ten players turned pro. No other Big Ten team had more than two players leave. Eight schools had at least one player bolt. Here is a look at the Big Ten players who are leaving early:
When Mel Kiper Jr. releases an NFL Mock Draft, both college and NFL football fans take notice. [MORE: Top replacements for 2016 | What are J.T. Barrett’s Heisman outlook? | Big Ten’s 2015 football season stands out | Final 2015 football standings ] The ESPN NFL Draft guru released his initial first round mock draft today, and it features six Big Ten names. Check out his Kiper’s full 2016 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 here. Highlighting the list is Ohio State DE Joey Bosa, who Kiper has going No. 1 overall to the Tennessee Titans. “Every team wants great D-linemen, and Bosa has the
The 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner is coming back to Iowa City, Iowa. [ MORE: These Big Ten stars have declared for 2016 NFL Draft ] Iowa junior cornerback Desmond King announced he will return to school for his senior season in an Instagram post Tuesday. “Feels good to finish my education and to be with my brothers for my senior year,” King wrote. “There will be those that say my decision is wrong but it’s what’s best for me. Let’s make it a good one fellas🏈.” King, who recorded a Big Ten-leading eight interceptions, had until Jan. 18 to
The 2016 NFL Draft isn't until April 28-30, but the nation's top underclassmen are busy announcing their future plans. They have until January 18 to continue to do so.