Tom Dienhart, Senior Writer, March 31, 2015

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, set for April 30-May 2 in Chicago.

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Offensive tackle Brandon Scherff looks like a top-10 pick, joining fellow ex-Hawkeye blockers Riley Reiff and Bryan Bulaga as first-round picks in the last 10 years. (Robert Gallery was a first-rounder in 2004.) Defensive tackle Carl Davis also should be a hot commodity. And look for offensive tackle Andrew Donnal and defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat likely to go late.

But Iowa has had a lack of offensive skill talent picked of late. To wit: Just one Hawkeyes quarterback has been selected since 1992-Ricky Stanzi in 2011. And the last Iowa wideout to catch a pass in the NFL? It was Tim Dwight in 2006.

Here is a look at Iowa over the last 10 NFL drafts.

IOWA DRAFT (2005-14)

Highest pick: LB Chad Greenway, No. 17 overall/Vikings, 2006

Most fertile draft: 6 picks in 2012, 2011, 2010

Total first-round selections: 4

Total picks: 39

Position breakdown:

  • Offensive line: 9
  • Defensive back: 8
  • Linebacker: 7
  • Defensive line: 7
  • Tight end: 4
  • Running back: 2
  • Receiver: 1
  • Quarterback: 1


Second round: DE Matt Roth, Dolphins

Second round: DE Jonathan Babineaux, Falcons

Fourth round: DB Sean Considine, Eagles

Sixth round: RB Tony Jackson, Seahawks

Sixth round: OT Pete McMahon, Raiders


First round: LB Chad Greenway, Vikings

Third round: LB Abdul Hodge, Packers


Third round: OT Marshal Yanda, Ravens

Fourth round: TE Scott Chandler, Chargers

Seventh round: G Mike Elgin, Patriots


Third round: FS Charles Godfrey, Panthers

Fourth round: DE Kenny Iwebema, Cardinals

Sixth round: LB Mike Humpal, Steelers


Third round: RB Shonn Greene, Jets

Third round: DB Bradley Fletcher, Rams

Fourth round: G Seth Olsen, Broncos

Sixth round: TE Brandon Myers, Raiders


First round: OT Bryan Bulaga, Packers

Second round: LB Pat Angerer, Colts

Third round:  SS Amari Spievey, Lions

Third round: TE Tony Moeaki, Chiefs

Fourth round: LB A.J. Edds, Dolphins

Seventh round: G Kyle Calloway, Bills


First round: DE Adrian Clayborn, Buccaneers

Fourth round: DT Christian Ballard, Vikings

Fifth round: QB Ricky Stanzi, Chiefs

Fifth round: DT Karl Klug, Titans

Fifth round: G Julian Vandervelde, Eagles

Sixth round: DB Tyler Sash, Giants


First round: OT Riley Reiff, Lions

Fourth round: DE Mike Daniels, Packers

Fifth round: G Adam Gettis, Redskins

Fifth round: CB Shaun Prater, Bengals

Sixth round: WR Marvin McNutt, Eagles

Seventh round: CB Jordan Bernstine, Redskins


Fifth round: CB Micah Hyde, Packers


Third round: TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Texans

Third round: LB Christian Kirksey, Browns

Fourth round: LB Anthony Hitchens, Cowboys

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